Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Nine Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • The highest quality instruction and performance venues

  • Saturday rehearsals

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Scotland & Iceland Tour Summer 2018

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

Next event in February 28, 2019 0 00 -18000

GIVING DAY Online Fundraiser

Carmina Burana Concert & Silent Auction


Hear poetry set to music in this iconic musical event played powerfully by the 100-piece GBYO Principal Orchestra accompanied by the Mendelssohn Choir of CT, Fairfield University Glee Club and voice soloists under the baton of Christopher Hisey. The concert will be held at the historic Klein Auditorium in Bridgeport on March 31 at 3 pm. GBYO's Advanced Jazz Ensemble and the Jim Royle Drum Studio A-Team will open the concert. In addition, GBYO will conduct a Silent Auction fundraiser before the concert beginning at 1 pm and closing at 4 pm. Win tickets to Hamilton, a Master Cooking Class, or the chance to conduct Principal Orchestra at a future concert! General admission seating is $20. PURCHASE TICKETS. Auction details.

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! 


Alumni Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
University of Bridgeport, Bernhard Center for the Arts, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport, CT
GBYO Alumni are invited to perform under the baton of Christopher Hisey in celebration of his 10thanniversary season with GBYO.

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 7:00 pm Concert, 6:00 pm Reception
The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT
GBYO's Advanced Chamber Orchestra will impress and entertain with selections featuring strings and winds in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Mix and mingle with GBYO musicians, staff and supporters as a special treat in advance of the concert.

2018-19 Concerts

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Hear jazz, classical, wind, and percussion arrangements, including Tchaikovsky, Disney and selections from West Side Story.

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Carmina Burana Special Concert

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Principal will perform with Mendelssohn Choir of CT, Fairfield University Glee Club and professional soloists. Bonus performances by the GBYO Advanced Jazz Ensemble and the Jim Royle Drum Studio A-Team! Silent Auction before concert.

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Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles will perform. Concert will feature violinist Gerald Kim, winner of the 2019 GBYO Concerto Competition, who will perform a concerto accompanied by the Principal Orchestra.

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