"...attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire."

The Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra remains an affiliated group of the Bakersfield Symphony, operating under its board of directors with able assistance from manager Brent Williams. It is comprised of students ranging in age from seventh grade through their first year of undergraduate college. This audition-only ensemble attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire. Under the musical direction of Maxim Eshkenazy, the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts per year. 

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Concerto Competition


Each year the Bakersfield Youth Symphony holds auditions within its membership for the honor of performing a concerto with the orchestra for the following season. You can apply online using the link below or you can download the physical application in the "Member Resources" area of the website. The deadline is March 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm. 

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Bakersfield, CA 93301

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