Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

More than Music

The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich our community through the power of music! For 86 years, our BSO team that consists of Staff, Board, Musicians, Advisory Council, Volunteers, Patrons and Sponsors, have achieved success. As stated by Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” This quote captures the teamwork that has enabled the BSO to serve the central valley with “More than Music”. We would like to express sincere appreciation to our team for their dedication, commitment and generosity. We couldn’t do it without you.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our concerts and here’s to another outstanding season!

– Stilian Kirov, Music Director

In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight

BSO Notes

Young People’s Concert: Painting with Music

Young People’s Concerts (YPCs) are one way that the BSO gives students from across Kern County an opportunity to be introduced to orchestral music. Our upcoming… Read More ▸

Musician's Spotlight

Jason Vieaux with the Bakersfield Symphony

At the upcoming Great Romantics concert on February 1st, the Bakersfield Symphony will be joined by grammy award–winning guitarist Jason Vieaux, who will take us on a musical…Read More ▸

In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight

BSO NEXT

BSO NEXT started in 2014 as a donor-based endeavor that allows students from all over Kern County to experience live symphonic music. NEXT has benefited thousands of students from local schools and has brought…

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