Saddleback College music instructor Carmen Dominguez was a guest conductor for an orchestra event held in Bakersfield.
The name of the event was called “It’s a Grand Night” and featured 400 students from various schools around Bakersfield. The event was held on Jan. 26 at the Rabobank Convention Center. In order for students to perform in the event, they have to go through demanding auditions to get a coveted spot in the orchestra.
Among the pieces performed, they included Robert Smith’s “The Divine Comedy”, featuring “The Inferno,” “Purgatorio,” and “The Ascension.”