Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


Concert

  • Auditions August 24-29

    Be a part of GBYO! Students in grades 5-12 are invited to audition for the 2019-20 GBYO season at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield. Registration is required and times will be assigned but you can indicate dates you are not available on the registration form. GBYO accepts most instruments for orchestra, plus saxophones and baritones more »

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  • Open Rehearsals May 4

    Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals on May 4, 9:30-11 am, at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield. After touring the school and popping in on ensemble and sectional rehearsals, families will be invited to meet students, parents and Board Members and then participate in a Q&A more »

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  • Carmina Burana Concert & Silent Auction March 31

    Principal Orchestra will rock the house with its rendition of the epic “Carmina Burana” in concert with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and Fairfield University Glee Club under the baton of Christopher Hisey. GBYO’s Advanced Jazz Ensemble and the Jim Royle Drum Studio A-Team will open the concert. The concert will be held at The Klein more »

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  • GBYO Concerto Competition

    Pictured above from left to right: Jack Campbell, cello; Michael Kutsch, cello; Gerald Kim, violin; Josh Peiffer, flute; Alison Shively, violin; Alex Zhang, violin; Sequoia Kessler, bassoon. GBYO has selected 7 finalists to perform at the Final Round of the GBYO Concerto Competition on January 26, 2019, 2 pm, at the WSHU Public Radio Studios more »

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  • Summer Music Showcase Jan. 5

    Everyone is invited to GBYO’s annual Summer Music Showcase on January 5 at Tomlinson Middle School, 10:30 am-12:15 pm. Get to know multiple summer music programs in one morning with GBYO! The “camp fair” is well-attended by the best local, regional and national summer music programs. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with staff about more »

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  • Holiday Pops Concert Dec. 2

    A fun holiday concert that will knock your stockings off! Enjoy holiday favorites, jazz, classical and music from “Les Mis” and “The Greatest Showman.” Hear GBYO’s advanced Chamber Ensemble rock the house with advanced Jazz as they play “Christmas Rocks at the Pops” and other tunes on stage together. Bring the whole family! Tickets are more »

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  • Maestro Hisey on the radio!

    Kate Remington from WSHU Public Radio interviews Maestro Christopher Hisey about GBYO, the Fall Concert and why he and the kids love Dvorak’s New World Symphony.  Take a listen.

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  • Fall Concert Nov. 18

    Don’t miss Dvorak’s New World Symphony, exciting jazz music, Beethoven and music from favorite shows “Phantom” and “Les Mis” at GBYO’s Fall Concert. 2 pm at The Klein in Bridgeport. Very reasonably priced tickets at $15 and $10 available at theklein.org.  

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  • Fall Open Rehearsals

    It’s Open Rehearsal time at GBYO! Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to rehearsals on Saturday morning, October 27, 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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  • New & Returning Student Auditions

    Audition for GBYO and join a vibrant youth organization of 340 musicians and their families! Members come from over 35 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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