Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

Our 2018-2019 Season Brochure is here!

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.

The 2018-2019 season will be another great year as we have enhanced the BSO’s audience experience. We are thrilled to provide Kern County with inspirational music and entertainment. Our conductor, Stilian Kirov is in his fourth year as Music Director of the BSO and has become a fast favorite among our community. We have six outstanding season concerts featuring world class soloists and our family favorite Pops Concert, Home for the Holidays in this year’s line up.

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

Kids Discover Music

Kids Discover Music (KDM), previously know as Inspire the Desire for Music, brings BSO musicians directly into the classroom to allow children to experience a powerful introduction to the…

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Musician's Spotlight

Health and Healing

The BSO string quartet brought in some classical favorites to the patients and employess of Dignity Health Southwest.

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In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight

Russian Fanfares- October 6, 2018

We open our 2018-2019 season with a splendid Russian program featuring some of the greatest master composers. Our concert begins with a fanfare of the celebratory Festive Overture by Shostakovich. This is followed by…

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