Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Wesley Schulz was selected as the BSO’s new Music Director and Conductor in April 2011 after a nationwide search and over 100 applications. He has been lauded by musicians for his “intensity and emotion” in performances and for his “approachable and inspiring” leadership. Since his appointment, he has taken the orchestra and audience members on a dynamic musical journey showcasing winners from the Young Artist Concerto Competition – violinist Marianne Martinoli and pianist Christopher Son Richardson, premiering works specifically commissioned for the BSO by composers Brett Kroening and Erich Stem, joining in an historic collaboration with the Bainbridge Chorale, a side-by-side with the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra, and integrating an exciting array of talented guest artists including violinist Emma McGrath, cellist Elizabeth Lee, pianist Christopher Guzman, sopranos Rachel DeShon and Janeanne Houston, mezzo-sopranos Sarah Mattox and Sonia Perez, tenors John Coons and Ross Hauck, baritone Thomas Thompson, bass Charles Robert Stephens, and The EDGE Improv. In 2014 – 2015, Maestro Schulz leads the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and a star-studded cast of guest performers in an enthralling four-concert journey filled with masterworks, beloved favorites, and original compositions. See what’s ahead.
View the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra membership roster HERE.
The Bainbridge Orchestra was founded in 1972 by the late David Pence, when the Island’s population was less than 13,000. Adopted under the BPA umbrella in the spring of 1993, and changing its name to the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra in 2006, the Symphony serves a musically rich role in our community uniting artists spanning generations and skill levels, and coming from all walks of life, to share their love of music and learn from each other. The Symphony has consistently enjoyed superb leadership throughout its history in such diverse venues as the Bainbridge High School LGI Theater, Saint Barnabas Church, Bloedel Reserve, and Bainbridge Alliance Church.
Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Bainbridge Performing Arts are enduringly grateful to the countless members of the community who have dedicated their time, energy, money, and audience support to this volunteer organization.
To view the symphony’s past programs please click on the links below.