BC’s Performing Arts plans for 2022

Raul Padilla, Features Editor

BC’s Performing Arts continues to resume its normal activities after making a comeback last year. The list of events for the Spring 2022 semester is out and full of planned performances for all to come see and experience.

The earliest performance available this year will be a theatre play, titled The House of Bernarda Alba directed by Cody Ganger. It is a dramatic play created by a Spanish writer, Federico Garcia Lorca, published in 1945.

It tells the story of a widowed mother of five daughters who has an almost tyrannical grip over her family and has cut them off from the rest of the world. The daughters’ desire for freedom creates the conflict for this historical piece of drama. It is planned to be performed on Feb. 24-27.

While it is yet unspecified, there will also be another planned theatre performance for this semester directed by Brian Sivesind. It is planned for a late April release.

Starting April 7 will be kicking off this year’s music events as well. It begins with KMCEA Jazz Day, in which Kern County Music Educators’ Association and the Bakersfield College Jazz Studies Program present an all-day event. It will be performed in BC’s indoor theatre and is open to the public for free.

More concerts will be performed as well, with the Spring Choral concert starting on April 22, the Jazz Ensemble Spring concert on April 25, and the Concert Band Spring concert on April 28.

Lastly, there will be two other events planned for this year. On March 27 will be the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra. It will be performed in the Edward Simonsen Outdoor Theatre, doing a performance of pieces from classic influential composes such as Dvořák by Bakersfield’s young rising stars.

On May 11, a combined concert between BC and CSUB will be planned as well. It will be a performance of popular favorites from the world of classical strings. It will be performed over at CSUB’s Dore theatre.