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 will be the 2013-2014 season. He has had an incredible influence in developing the quality and expertise of a first class orchestra.
We are now accepting applications for Music Director / Conductor for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. The application period will end August 15, 2013. For more information please click here.
Exciting changes have been undertaken by the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra as M. Bryan Burrow facilitates a re-branding of the BSO. This 80 year old organization has a wonderful and…Read More >>
Becky Brooks serves as the Concertmaster and Principal Violin musician for the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
She, along with her brother Ronald, grew up in the small…Read More >>
The Clarinet is a woodwind instrument with a cylindrical bore and a single beating reed. Made in eight different sizes, the Eb soprano is the smallest while the Contra Bass is the largest. Orchestral composers typically write for the Bb Soprano and A Clarinets. Those of us…Continue >>