Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

Experience the Magic of Living Music!

The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to provide the best possible performances of great music for the widest possible audience, and provide musical education for the young people of Kern County. The orchestra is a professional orchestra consisting of 60 to 80 members, 90% of whom reside and work in Bakersfield.  Maestro John Farrer is in his 38th year as Musical Director of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and his final year is the 2013-2014 season. He has had an incredible influence in developing the quality and expertise of a first class orchestra.

In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight
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BSO Notes

Nutcracker 2013: A Wonderful Tradition

The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has completed another successful year of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet with attendance higher than last year. There were 4,275 people who enjoyed the 36th annual BSO…

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SM Winter 2014
SM Winter 2014
SM Winter 2014

Musician's Spotlight

Symphony Magazine

The industry leader within the world of orchestras is the League of American Orchestras. Their magazine, Symphony, is a good source of news and information from around the world….

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In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight
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Gala Web2
Gala Web2

BSO GALA 2014

The Bakersfield Symphony has made a name for its ever popular Gala held each spring at the CSUB Amphitheater. This wonderful event stands apart from all others and is hailed as one of the best events in Bakersfield. Yes, this is the BSO’s premier fundraiser however there are no…

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