ROBERT PRICE: A clean public health bill is sweet music to BSO’s ears | Columnists

By | September 18, 2022

Now the place had been we? Ah, sure, boosting one of many metropolis’s most dynamic, potential and underappreciated cultural services: the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, now getting into its tenth decade.

Government Director Holly Arnold first walked by means of the door of the BSO’s thirty fourth Road headquarters almost 3½ years in the past, stuffed with concepts, power and ambition for the group. She loved maybe two-thirds of a season below Maestro Stilian Kirov earlier than all of it got here to a maddening halt. COVID-19 has devastated the stay music business with out regard to style, locality or longevity, and the BSO, which started because the Kern Philharmonic Orchestra 91 years in the past, has been compelled to attend for issues to occur whereas the ever-changing and confusingly politicized virus ran its course.

Robert Worth is an Emmy-winning reporter-commentator for KGET-TV. His column seems right here on Sundays; The opinions expressed are his personal. Contact him at [email protected] or through Twitter: @stubblebuzz.