Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

2018-19 GBYO Concert Season

See the lineup of great concerts for the 2018-19 season!

Fall Concert 

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

GBYO starts the season with the resonant sounds of jazz and percussion, the melodies of classical strings and wind ensemble, and three full orchestras, culminating in Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Principal Orchestra under the baton of Christopher Hisey.

Tickets available at theklein.org.

Pops Concert 

Sunday, December 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
Chamber, Jazz Ensembles 1 & II, and Symphony will perform.

Tickets available at gbyo.tix.com.

Enjoy jazz arrangements of holiday favorites and music from “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Miserables,” as well as the sweet sound of GBYO’s new Chamber Orchestra at the Quick Center for the Arts on the campus of Fairfield University.

GBYO Concerto Competition 

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00 pm
WSHU Studios on the campus of Sacred Heart University
Solo performances by members of Principal Orchestra.

FREE ADMISSION!

GBYO’s most accomplished young musicians 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 but reservations are required. RSVP.

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Hear GBYO’s advanced Chamber Orchestra on the Klein stage for the first time, in addition to jazz, classical, wind, and percussion arrangements. The breadth and depth of the GBYO program will be on full display as each ensemble takes its turn on the stage.

Tickets available at theklein.org.

Carmina Burana

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Principal Orchestra will rock the house with its rendition of the epic Carmina Buranain concert with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and solo performers under the baton of Christopher Hisey. An added treat: GBYO’s Jazz I Ensemble will open the concert.

Tickets available at theklein.org.

AND Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:00 pm
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University
Principal will perform with Mendelssohn Choir of CT and Fairfield Univ. Glee Club.

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Be amazed by the skills and sound of the winner of the GBYO Concerto Competition who will perform as soloist with accompaniment by Principal Orchestra. Each GBYO ensemble will show its finest colors in the grand finale concert of GBYO’s regular season.

Tickets available at theklein.org.

Alumni Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
Arnold Bernhard Center for the Arts, University of Bridgeport

All GBYO Alumni are invited to perform under the baton of Christopher Hisey in celebration of his 10thanniversary season with GBYO. Weekend activities include rehearsals Friday & Saturday, an evening reception and the concert on Sunday. Welcome back!

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 6:00 pm Reception, 7:oo pm Concert
The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd.

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.