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 youth and excitement in our audience. This program includes a special pre-concert lecture with our conductor, guest soloists and musicians and a complementary snack at intermission. Recently, we have been able to expand the program to include a hosted dinner and a tour of Bakersfield College or Cal State Bakersfield, all before our concerts. Please click HERE for more information.