- Education and Youth
One of the unique aspects of the BCSO is our foundation as a community orchestra, filled with many musicians who have not pursued careers in music, but who have found playing with their fellow music lovers to be both a relaxing and stimulating experience week after week.
We invite you to enjoy this series of short video presentations, personal anecdotes, and special memories in which our musicians express how their passion has affected their professional and personal lives.
BCSO woodwind, brass and percussion sections share their most special memories as part of this remarkable symphonic ensemble.
BCSO violinists, cellists and bassists share their most special memories as part of this remarkable symphonic ensemble.
BCSO violinists share their most special memories as part of this remarkable symphonic ensemble.
Two BCSO musicians share their personal experiences.
BCSO cello players share their personal experiences as musicians.
BCSO bass players share their personal experiences as musicians.
A BCSO French horn player shares his personal experiences as a musician.
Two BCSO violinists share their personal experiences as musicians.
Josh Hadfield, a BCSO double bass player for nine years, is an information technology consultant.
Brian Richardson, BCSO’s timpanist and principal percussionist since 2009, is a Medicare sales manager.
Susan Hansen, BCSO violinist for six years, is a licensed clinical social worker.
Andy Duff, a BCSO cellist, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years.
Matt Gianinni, a BSCO cellist for two years, had a successful career as a health care management administrator prior to his retirement.
Kim Van Heygen, a BCSO violinist for 15 years, is a lawyer who loves legal writing and recently had an appeal make it all the way to the PA Supreme Court.
Gary Fagin has been the Music Director of the BCSO for 19 seasons.