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Important COVID-19 Update



Due to the present situation with the pandemic the BYSO Board of Directors has decided to postpone auditions until further notice.  The Board will re-evaluate the state guidelines in January and hopefully we will be able to have auditions in March 2021 with a very BIG concert in June.  Our first concern is the safety of our students.  If you have already paid the audition fee, you may leave it with us and it will be used for when we set the audition date or we can refund your money.  Please continue to practice and we will have more information available for you in January. Mr. Eshkenazy and the BYSO Board look forward to when we are safely able to make music together again.


"...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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COVID-19 Update

Please see the above letter for information regarding 2020-21 BYSO auditions and membership. More information will follow.

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