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Founded in 1970, the BAFFA Symphony Orchestra is, to our knowledge, the longest-continuously performing community orchestra on Long Island. The orchestra comprises several current or retired professional musicians and amateur musicians performing with BAFFA for years. Our orchestra has also had many college students and some students from middle school whose parents are also in the orchestra.


The orchestra performs a wide variety of classical and pop music. The concerts are always very professionally done and well-received. Our new conductor, Bradley S. Hartman, joined our orchestra in the 2022-2023 season. Mr. Hartman is an active educator, composer, clinician, and conductor who brings new energy to the orchestra. We are thrilled to be working with him. You can learn more about Brad and listen to some of the music he composed by visiting his website at Bradley S. Hartman | Brad Hartman Music.


If you want to join our orchestra, know that auditions are not required. Contact our Orchestra Manager, Trevor Dougherty, at for more information.

Contact the Bay Area Orchestra

If you are interested in joining the Bay Area Orchestra, please email

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