Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

ABOUT THE BSO

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, premiering works specifically commissioned for the BSO by composers Brett Kroening and Erich Stem, joining in an historic collaboration with the Bainbridge Chorale, side-by-side performances with the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra, and enlisting a star-studded cast of guest performers for each four-concert season filled with masterworks, beloved favorites, and original compositions.

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.

2015 - 2016 SEASON
November 14 & 15, 2015: BEETHOVEN'S PIANO CONCERTO No. 4
February 20 & 21, 2016: LEGENDS
April 15 - 17, 2016: MOVIE MUSIC LIVE!
June 3 & 5, 2016: DVOŘÁK’S SYMPHONY NO. 8 IN G MAJOR

 

2014 - 2015 SEASON
November 8 & 9, 2014: TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIRST PIANO CONCERTO
February 28 & March 1, 2015: RAISE THE ROOF!
April 18 & 19, 2015: SHAKESPEARE: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY WITH THE BPA SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY
May 30 & 31, 2015: GERSHWIN’S PIANO CONCERTO 

 

2013 - 2014 SEASON
November 23 & 24: TOI TOI TOI! – AN OPERA SHOWCASE
February 22 & 23: PINES OF ROME
April 12 & 13: VERDI'S REQUIEM
May 31 & June 1: PURA VIDA!

 

2012 – 2013 SEASON
November 10 & 11: TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH SYMPHONY
February 23 & 24: THE GRAND AND THE PASTORAL
April 20 & 21: ORCHESTRA COMIQUE!
May 31 & June 2: SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS 

 

2011 – 2012 SEASON
November 12 & 13: NEW BEGINNINGS
March 3 & 4: ONCE UPON A TIME
April 21 & 22: RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND PIANO CONCERTO