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.

Open Auditions

Be a part of GBYO! Audition registration is now open to all students for the 2019-2020 season. Families interested in joining GBYO should register now for an August audition spot. We welcome all orchestral instruments plus saxophone and baritone horn. GBYO serves more than 350 students in 5th grade through 12th grade with 9 different ensembles, including 3 full orchestras, wind ensemble, string orchestra, percussion and 2 jazz bands. Visit gbyo.org/auditions for more information or click below to register now. Audition times are assigned by GBYO but there is a place on the registration form to indicate days and times you are not available. Registration is required for all auditions.

 

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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! 

 

Summer 2020 Baltics Trip

July 1-9, 2020

GBYO will travel to the Baltic region in Summer 2020 for an international performance tour! The itinerary includes sightseeing and performances in the musical cities of Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg, Russia. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

2019-20 Concerts

Fall Concerts 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Concert 1: Percussion, String, Wind, Concert & Symphony Orchestras, 1-3:30pm
Concert 2: Principal Orchestra, 5:30-7pm
The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport. Tickets at theklein.org.

Principal Orchestra concert will feature Olivier Fluchaire as soloist for the Sibelius Violin Concerto plus Super Maximum by Kenji Bunch and Mendelssohn Symphony #5 "The Reformation."

Chamber Orchestra Concert 

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1 pm
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St. Fairfield.
Ticket info to come.

Jazz Concert 

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1 pm
Location TBD. Ticket info to come.

GBYO Concerto Competition 

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2 pm
WSHU Studios on the campus of Sacred Heart University.
FREE ADMISSION!

Winter Concerts

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Concert 1: String, Jazz II, Wind, & Concert Orchestras, 2-4pm
Concert 2: Principal Orchestra with Cirque de la Symphonie, 7-9pm

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Concert 3: Percussion, Jazz I, & Symphony Orchestras, 1-2:30pm
Concert 4: Principal Orchestra with Cirque de la Symphonie encore, 4:30-6:30pm
The Klein, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Tickets at theklein.org.