Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


Concert

  • Auditions for 2017-18 Season

    Click here to learn more about auditioning for GBYO. We welcome all instruments! We accept musicians from grades 5-12 into one of our 5 regular ensembles. Separate auditions are held for Jazz Ensemble. Auditions for New & Returning Students Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9 am – 5 pm. VIOLINS ONLY. Tomlinson MS. August 28 – August 31, 2017, 3 pm more »

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  • End of season concerts

    GBYO WRAPS UP  2016/17 SEASON WITH TWO CONCERTS Spring Concert to Feature Concerto Competition Winning Violinist Alison Shively as Soloist May 18, 2016—Fairfield, Conn.— Wrapping up an exciting 55th anniversary year, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will be celebrating spring with two seasonal concerts. Taking place first on May 21st is GBYO’s Spring Concert, an annual more »

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  • Open Rehearsal Apr. 22

    It’s Open Rehearsal time at GBYO! Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to rehearsals on Saturday morning, April 22, 9:30 a.m. at Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT. After touring the school and popping in on ensemble and sectional rehearsals, families will be invited to meet students, parents and more »

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  • Peter & the Wolf Apr. 2

    GBYO offers another special concert on April 2, this time in collaboration with New England Ballet Company. The Sunday afternoon program will feature original ballet choreography performed to the classical music of Peter & the Wolf. Each group will perform additional repertoire as well. Perfect for families as well as classical music and ballet lovers! Tickets are just $10! Read more »

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  • GBYO Concerto Competition Finals Feb. 15

    From left to right: Gilbert Tsui, Rachel Brake, Alexa LaBaw, Alison Shively, Jane Paknia, Jeremy Page, Alex Zhang 2017 GBYO Concerto Competition Showcase for Finalists of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Concerto Finals NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017 – 7 PM Pequot Library FREE CONCERT!  FINALIST BIOS: Rachel Brake, 16, has studied horn with Sue Spaulding since age 8.  As a more »

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  • Summer Music Showcase Jan. 21

    RESCHEDULED for JAN 21, 2017! Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras presents its annual Summer Music Showcase, featuring multiple local, regional, and national summer music programs for young musicians. The programs range from a focus on younger, less experienced musicians looking for a comfortable place to have fun while developing their musical skills, to high school musicians more »

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  • GBYO in the news!

    Read about one of GBYO’s most impressive members in the Daily Voice: http://westport.dailyvoice.com/lifestyle/weston-trumpeter-blows-em-away-in-greater-bridgeport-youth-orchestra/691108/  

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  • Full plate of concerts planned for GBYO

    View the lineup of great concerts planned by GBYO! Check the website often for updates and changes. Fall Concert Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2:00 pm Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT All six ensembles will perform. Principal Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky. Also on the program are selections from Rimsky-Korsakov and Dvorak and jazz classics by the Jazz more »

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  • GBYO fills 6 ensembles with 300+ musicians

    GBYO has just completed a week of auditions, hearing over 300 young musicians at its home base in Fairfield, where GBYO regularly rehearses. Auditions will continue to be held throughout the year. GBYO will hold two Open Rehearsals, one in the fall on Oct. 29, and another in the spring on Apr. 22. Families are more »

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  • Auditions begin Aug. 27

    All music students are encouraged to audition for GBYO at the end of this summer. Auditions will be held Aug. 27 and Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield. GBYO normally rehearses at Tomlinson on Saturday mornings during the school year, with occasional Sunday afternoon rehearsals. All students who play an orchestral instrument or more »

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