Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Nine Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • Scotland & Iceland Tour Summer 2018

  • Saturday rehearsal

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

  • Share. Learn. Grow.

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Symphony Retreat & Regular Rehearsals

Auditions

Be a part of GBYO! Your audition will give us information about which group is best for you. GBYO has 9 different ensembles, including 2 Jazz ensembles and a dedicated Percussion ensemble, as well as a Chamber Orchestra for our most advanced musicians. Audition registration is required.

All instruments welcome! READ MORE.

 


Auditions Schedule:

New & Returning Student Auditions: Saturday, August 25, 2018. 9 am – 5 pm, VIOLINS ONLY.

Monday, August 27 – Thursday, August 30, 2018. 3 pm – 9 pm, All Instruments. Also Tuesday, September 4 if needed.

Registration is required. Students will be notified about audition between Aug. 10 & 17.

GBYO is serious about its mission to inspire and educate young musicians. Our holistic approach to music education means we challenge students at every stage of their music development while making sure they feel supported by their conductors and peers. GBYO’s young musicians develop their talents beyond what they possible and feel pride and joy in their accomplishments. Support GBYO with a donation and help us expand our reach to more musicians. Thank you! 

 

Carmina Burana

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Principal will perform with Mendelssohn Choir of CT and Fairfield Univ. Glee Club. Jazz Ensemble will also perform.

Tickets available at The Klein box office.

AND Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
Principal will perform with Mendelssohn Choir of CT and Fairfield Univ. Glee Club.

2018-19 Concerts

Fall Concert 

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles will perform. Tickets available at The Klein box office.

Pops Concert 

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
Chamber, Jazz Ensembles 1 & II, and Symphony will perform.

GBYO Concerto Competition 

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00 pm
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT
Solo performances by members of Principal Orchestra.

FREE ADMISSION!

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles except Principal will perform. Hear our new Chamber Orchestra! Tickets available at The Klein box office.

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles will perform. Hear the winner of the 2019 GBYO Concerto Competition perform solo accompanied by the Principal Orchestra. Tickets available at The Klein box office.