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Fall Auditions

November 16, 2022

Fairfield, CT

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Jack Lawrence Fall Concerts

Sunday, November 20, 2022

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT


All 14 GCTYO ensembles perform over 3 concerts.

Concert 1, 1-3 PM: Steel Pan Future Stars, Steel Pan Junior Stars, Woodwind Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Jazz II, String Orchestra, and Virtuosi Orchestras.

Concert 2, 4-5:30 PM: Steel Pan All Stars, Percussion, Saxophone, Sinfonia, and Philharmonic Orchestras.

Concert 3, 6:30-8:45 PM: Jazz I, then Principal Orchestra with 6-time Grammy award nominated pianist Christian Sands performing the world premiere of There Will Be Dancing by Rex Cadwallader. Plus music by Jack Lawrence, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Candide.


Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, December 18, 2022

2 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of chamber music by advanced and intermediate string musicians from Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras! String students are members of GCTYO orchestras who continue their studies in the afternoon with instruction by coaches from Orchestra Lumos (formerly Stamford Symphony). GCTYO is proud to partner with the Orchestra Lumos on this special program. Free event suitable for families with young children.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Concert with ConnectUs

Monday, January 16, 2023

2 PM, The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

Pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy in this special concert hearing and honoring the voices of young people in a mixed-format concert featuring live music, dance, and spoken-word performances. GCTYO musicians will perform under the baton of GCTYO Conducting Fellow Glenn Alexander II. Admission is FREE! Doors open at 1:30 PM.


2023 Concerto Competition

Saturday, January 28, 2023

1:45 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

The annual GCTYO Concerto Competition will return in January 2023! Principal Orchestra musicians will compete for a $500 prize and the chance to perform as soloist at the Spring Concert. Read about last year’s finalists.