Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


Concert

  • Spring Concert May 20

    There is something for everyone at GBYO’s last concert of the season on May 20, 2 pm at The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT! Hear principal trumpet Jane Paknia of Weston play the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto accompanied by Principal Orchestra. Film and TV will be given air time with West Side Story, Great Movie more »

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  • New Student Auditions June 13

    Audition for GBYO and join a vibrant youth organization of 340 musicians and their families! Members come from over 30 communities in Connecticut to play in our 9 distinct ensembles. GBYO is the only youth orchestra in the region with 2 Jazz ensembles and a dedicated Percussion ensemble, plus 3 full orchestras, 2 entry-level ensembles more »

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  • Open Rehearsal May 5

    It’s Open Rehearsal time at GBYO! Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to rehearsals on Saturday morning, May 5, 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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  • Kids4Kids Concert March 24, 2018

    The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO) and Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) in partnership with The University of Bridgeport will join to sing and perform music together at the upcoming Kids for Kids Benefit Concert, March 24th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Mertens Theatre in the Bernhard Center at The University of Bridgeport, more »

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  • WSHU Interview About “Citizen”

    Hear Maestro Christopher Hisey, Dr. Rex Cadwallader and Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins talking with Kate Remington from WSHU about how they conceived, collaborated and composed “Citizen,” which will premiere at GBYO’s Winter Concert on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at The Klein in Bridgeport. The music, composed by Dr. Cadwallader, will enthrall the audience with its originality and more »

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  • “Citizen” Debut @ Winter Concert March 4, 2018

    To purchase tickets to the Winter Concert and hear “Citizen”, visit gbyo.tix.com. Read the spoken word text of “Citizen”. The Citizen Project is an innovative exploration of citizenship through music, spoken word, song and discussion presented by Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.  “Citizen,” a new commissioned symphonic work, will debut at GBYO’s Winter Concert on March more »

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  • Summer Music Showcase Jan. 6, 2018

    Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras presents its 3rd annual Summer Music Showcase on Jan 6, 2018, featuring more than 18 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 more »

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  • GBYO Concerto Competition Finals Jan. 6, 2018

    Competitors from left back to right front: Vincent Packer, Alex Zhang, Gerald Kim, Vincent Bartiromo, Jane Paknia, Acadia Hall 2018 GBYO Concerto Competition Showcase for Finalists of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Concerto Finals SATURDAY, JAN. 6, 2018 – 2 PM Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT FREE CONCERT!  Music for Youth and Pequot Library, in more »

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  • NEW GBYO Percussion Ensemble!

    Drum roll, please! GBYO is excited to announce the formation of a percussion ensemble in collaboration with the Jim Royle Drum Studio. The Drum Studio is well-known in the area for its excellent percussion instruction and superb student musicians. Many Jim Royle students go on to study percussion in college. Jim Royle and his staff, more »

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  • 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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