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Winter Concerts

Sunday, March 5, 2023

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

All 14 GCTYO ensembles perform over 3 concerts! Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert. Box office opens 1 hour prior. TICKETS LINK.

Concert 1, 1 PM

Steel Pan Future Stars, Percussion Orchestra, Saxophone Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra, Virtuosi Orchestra featuring Violist Devin Cowan

Concert 2, 3:30 PM

Steel Pan Junior Stars, Woodwind Orchestra, Jazz II Orchestra, String Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra with guest conductor Christopher Hisey

Concert 3, 6:00 PM

Steel Pan All Stars, Jazz I Orchestra, Principal Orchestra guest conducted by Harvey Felder

Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, April 30, 2023

1 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.

Open Rehearsals for Prospective Families

Saturday, May 6, 2023

10-11:15 AM, Fairfield, CT

Registration is required!

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals at Roger Ludlowe Middle and Fairfield Ludlowe High Schools in Fairfield. After touring the school and popping in on orchestra and sectional rehearsals, families will be invited to meet students, parents and Board Members and then participate in a Q&A with Music Director Chris Hisey. Learn the history and philosophy of GCTYO and what makes us a thriving and exciting organization valued by 300 families. Families who attend Open Rehearsal will receive free tickets to one of our Spring Concerts at The Klein on May 21, 2023. Attending a performance will round out the GCTYO experience for prospective members. We welcome all orchestral instruments plus saxophone and baritone. GCTYO serves students in 4th grade through 12th grade. Kindly RSVP to Roger Ludlowe MS, 689 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield.


Spring Concerts

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

All GCTYO ensembles perform. The winner of the 2023 GCTYO Concerto Competition performs as soloist with Principal Orchestra. 


Jazz Concert @ MoCA Westport

Saturday, June 10, 2023

MoCA, Westport, CT

Jazz I Orchestra will open a special concert featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Vanisha Gould.