Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


Summer Music Showcase

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 what makes their program unique and whether it is a good fit for your musician. Don’t miss this time-saving way of doing research about your summer choices! The showcase is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Free parking across the street at the train station. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

And don’t miss…

Carmina Burana

Hear poetry set to music in this iconic piece played powerfully by the 100-piece GBYO orchestra accompanied by the Mendelssohn Choir of CT and voice soloists!

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! 


Carmina Burana

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 3:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Principal will perform with Mendelssohn Choir of CT and professional soloists. Bonus performance by the GBYO advanced Jazz Ensemble!

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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.


2018-19 Concerts

GBYO Concerto Competition 

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


Winter Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
Hear classical, jazz, percussion & wind arrangements plus our new Chamber Orchestra!

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Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles will perform. Hear the winner of the 2019 GBYO Concerto Competition perform solo accompanied by the Principal Orchestra.

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Alumni Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
University of Bridgeport, Bernhard Center for the Arts, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport, CT
GBYO Alumni are invited to perform under the baton of Christopher Hisey in celebration of his 10thanniversary season with GBYO.