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.
We are nearing the 36th year of performing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. This show has been a Bakersfield favorite requiring four shows each year. Nutcracker 2013 will be held on Friday…Read More >>
After forty-eight years serving as Concertmaster for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Rebecca Brooks has decided to retire, passing the torch to Julia Haney. Julia Haney has been Mrs….Read More >>
On sale now is the first ever BSO Commemorative Nutcracker 2013. There is a limited supply. The plaque has the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and Civic Dance Center logos as well as Nutcracker 2013. You can purchase the Nutcrackers now at the BSO office or wait for the Nutcracker…Continue >>