Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

Stand-Alone Lessons

These video lessons are stand-alone resources that are geared toward a variety of age levels.

What is a Conductor?
Bakersfield Symphony Conductor Stilian Kirov takes us through the ins and outs of being “Maestro,” with a little help from his son and a stuffed animal orchestra.

Music and Emotion
A video lesson designed for younger elementary students (K-2) focusing on how music expresses different emotions.

Vivaldi’s Spring, movement 1, video lesson
A 12-minute video outlining the first movement of Vivaldi’s Spring violin concerto. Extension questions/activities are given at the end of the video.

Instruments of the Orchestra PowerPoint
A PowerPoint presentation outlining the different sections and instruments of the orchestra, with links to video examples of each instrument being played.

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