Programs are carefully chosen and are presented in a friendly, informal manner. Children feel a close relationship with the musicians and the conductor.
The orchestra varies in number from twenty-eight to fifty-two dependent upon repertoire. Many of the players are parents and teachers.
Under the direction of conductor Michael Paul Gibson, the Bay Area Little Symphony has performed well-known works such as Peter and the Wolf, The William Tell Overture,
selections from Rossini´s The Barber of Seville, Stravinsky´s Soldier´s Tale, Jerome Neff´s Aesop´s Fables, and more. Each school concert provides the
opportunity for members of the audience to sit among the musicians; a few children even get to conduct the orchestra!