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, 70% of whom reside and work in Bakersfield.
The 2015-2016 season will be unlike any the BSO audience has ever experienced. We have ended the long two year search for a new music director and have appointed the position to Stilian Kirov, Juilliard graduate in orchestral conducting and prize winner at the prestigious 2015 Malko Competition. This year, we have an incredible lineup of season concerts as well as special concerts outside of our regular schedule. The BSO is proud to provide musical entertainment and inspiration to the Kern County Community. Join us as we celebrate BSO’s 84th season of exceptional music.
BSO NEXT is a donor-based endeavor that provides concert tickets to our season performances, a pre-concert meet and greet with the conductor and musicians, and a snack to local students. Our…Read More ▸
For the fourth concert of the 84th season, Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan, will join the BSO. This concert will be held at the Rabobank Theater on March 12, 2016 at…Read More ▸
A concert designed for those classical music enthusiasts! Enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine while listening to the music of your favorite composers. Concertgoers will have the opportunity to mingle with the Conductor, Stilian Kirov, and other BSO musicians. The concert will take place at the Bakersfield College…Continue ▸