Bakersfield Symphony gets ready for new season

Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 13:19:53-04

The Bakersfield Symphony is getting for their new season starting on Saturday. They symphony is ready to take the stage tomorrow for its opening concert but this time with a brand new conductor.

The 84th season of music starts tomorrow at the Rabobank Theater.

The new conductor Stilian Kirov is the youngest to ever lead the symphony in its 83 year history. At just 31 years old, Kirov is an Emmy award winner and a graduate of the Julliard School in New York.

On Saturday, he'll kick off the symphony's season with an inaugural performance titled "Passionate Beginnings". Kirov is only the sixth conductor in Bakersfield’s symphony history. He got the job after beating out 160 other applicants during a two year hiring process.

This year the symphony is adding 7 new performances. The new performances include a holiday show in December, a golden classic show with pure classical music and a show honoring the music of John Williams the composer best known for his music in movies like Indiana jones and star wars.           

The season kicks off tomorrow night at Rabobank Theater at 7:30 pm. To get your tickets go to or at the ticket box office at the arena.