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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Concert with ConnectUs

Monday, January 17, 2022

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.


2022 Concerto Competition

Saturday, January 22, 2022

2 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

The annual GCTYO Concerto Competition will return in January 2022! Principal Orchestra musicians will compete for a $500 prize and the chance to perform as soloist at the Spring Concert. Read about the finalists.

In person seating for invited guests only. Please watch on Facebook Live! 



Winter Concerts

Sunday, March 6, 2022

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

In this concert series, Principal Orchestra will debut a new symphony by Cuban-American composer Armando Bayolo.


Chamber Music Concert

Saturday, March 26, 2022

2 PM, Pequot Library, Southport, CT

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon of chamber music by musicians from Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras! Free event suitable for families with young children.

Open Rehearsals for New Families

Saturday, April 30, 2022

10-11:15 AM, Fairfield, CT

Registration is required!

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals on Apr. 30, 2022, 10-11:15 am, at Roger Ludlowe Middle School in Fairfield. After touring the school and popping in on ensemble 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 the Spring Concert at The Klein on May 21. 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 5th grade through 12th grade. Kindly RSVP to Roger Ludlowe MS, 689 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield.


Spring “Concertpalooza”

Sunday, May 22, 2022

2 PM, The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

All GCTYO ensembles perform. Don’t miss seeing the winner of the 2022 GCTYO Concerto Competition perform as soloist with Principal Orchestra!


New Student Auditions for Next Season

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

4-7 PM, Fairfield, CT

Registration is required!