The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra is committed to enriching the lives of children through the many music programs we offer. We strive to create lasting relationships with schools, teachers, and families through the development of music programs that complement and become part of students’ core curriculum.
The NEXT program gives local students the opportunity to attend season concerts, provided and paid for my generous donors. Through this program, students are exposed to symphonic music at a young age and our hope is that such exposure will inspire future musicians and concert-goers.
Throughout every season, the BSO hosts three Young People’s Concerts that aim at introducing the world of music to the youngest listeners. These concerts give students an interactive concert experience that encourages creativity, integrates common core curriculum, teaches sophisticated musical concepts, and fosters a lifelong love of music.
As one of our most intimate children’s programs, Kid’s Discover Music provides music education and interaction to classrooms of about 30-40 students. Students are able to learn about symphonic instruments and interact with musicians through a hands-on experience.