Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

2019-20 GBYO Concert Season

Fall Concerts 

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Concert 1: Percussion, String, Wind, Concert, and Symphony Orchestras, 1-3:30 pm
Concert 2: Principal Orchestra, 5:30-7 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Principal Orchestra concert will feature Olivier Fluchaire as soloist for the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Hailed by the New York press as “a spectacular virtuoso, [playing] with effortless brilliance, unbridled passion, and a remarkable flair,” violinist Olivier Fluchaire has established himself as one of today’s most exciting new violinists. In addition to the Sibelius, Principal Orchestra will perform Super Maximum by Kenji Bunch and the Mendelssohn Symphony #5 “The Reformation.”

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Chamber Orchestra Concert 

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1 pm
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT

Chamber Orchestra features a small group of GBYO’s most accomplished musicians performing challenging baroque and classical music under the baton of Christopher Hisey.

Tickets will be available through FTC. Info to come.

Jazz Concert 

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

Hear both of GBYO’s Jazz Orchestras in a special concert just before the holidays.

GBYO Concerto Competition 

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2 pm
WSHU Studios on the campus of Sacred Heart University
Solo performances by members of Principal Orchestra.


GBYO’s top performers vie for the prize of a solo performance at the Spring Concert at the Klein. Different instruments are featured as each musician plays one movement of a concerto for a panel of judges. The concert will be held at the studios of WSHU Public Radio on the campus of Sacred Heart University. Admission is free! WSHU is the exclusive media partner of GBYO.

Winter Concerts


Cirque de la Symphonie

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

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Concert 3: Percussion, Jazz I, and Symphony Orchestras, 1-2:30 pm
Concert 4: Principal Orchestra with Cirque de la Symphonie encore, 4:30-6:30 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Be prepared to SOAR with GBYO’s 100-piece Principal Orchestra as they accompany the aerialists, contortionists, jesters, dancers, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie! You’ll be flying high after this exciting concert! Two performances to choose from, or come to both!
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Spring Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 2 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

GBYO’s Spring Concert features the winner of the GBYO Concerto Competition as soloist accompanied by Principal Orchestra. In addition, each GBYO ensemble will show its finest colors in the grand finale concert of GBYO’s regular season.

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Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, May 31, 2020, 6 pm Reception, 7 pm Concert

Our final concert of the season will feature baroque music by GBYO’s finest musicians in an intimate and peaceful setting. Join us for a pre-concert reception. Location TBD.