GBYO holds an annual Concerto Competition for Principal Orchestra musicians. A small group is selected out of a first round to compete in the public setting of the Studios at WSHU Public Radio on the campus of Sacred Heart University. The concert, which is typically held in late January or early February, is free and open to the public. The entire concert is also live streamed on the GBYO Facebook page (GBYOCT).
The winner of the Concerto Competition performs as Soloist accompanied by the GBYO Principal Orchestra at the annual Spring Concert. Past performances include the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto, the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Rhapsody in Blue on piano.
CONCERTO COMPETITION RULES