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2019-20 Concert Season

Fall Concerts

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Concert 1: Percussion, String, Wind, Concert, and Symphony Orchestras, 1 pm
Concert 2: Principal & Bravura Orchestras, 5:30 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Principal Orchestra concert will feature a professional violinist as soloist for the Sibelius Violin Concerto. In addition to the Sibelius, Principal Orchestra will perform Supermaximum by Kenji Bunch and the Mendelssohn Symphony #5 “The Reformation.”

Tickets available at theklein.org.

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1 pm
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT

Chamber Orchestra features a small group of GCTYO’s most accomplished musicians performing challenging baroque and classical music under the baton of Christopher Hisey.

Tickets will be available through FTC. Info to come.

Jazz Concert

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3 pm
Greens Farms Academy, 35 Beachside Dr., Westport, CT. Ticket info to come.

Hear both of GCTYO’s Jazz Orchestras and the Rex Cadwallader Big Band of professional jazz musicians in a special concert just before the holidays!

Concerto Competition

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 2 pm
WSHU Studios on the campus of Sacred Heart University
Solo performances by members of Principal Orchestra.

FREE ADMISSION!

GCTYO’s top performers vie for the prize of a solo performance at the Spring Concert at the Klein. Different instruments are featured as each musician plays one movement of a concerto for a panel of judges. The concert will be held at the studios of WSHU Public Radio on the campus of Sacred Heart University. Admission is free! WSHU is the exclusive media partner of GCTYO.

Winter Concerts

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Concert 1: String, Jazz II, Wind, and Concert Orchestras, 2 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

AND

Cirque de la Symphonie

Be prepared to soar with GCTYO’s 100-piece Principal Orchestra as they accompany the aerialists, contortionists, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie! You’ll be flying high after these exciting concerts! Two performances to choose from or come to both! Saturday evening performance at 7 pm at The Klein.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Concert 3: Percussion, Jazz I, Symphony, and Bravura Orchestras, 1 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

AND

Cirque de la Symphonie

Be prepared to soar with GCTYO’s 100-piece Principal Orchestra as they accompany the aerialists, contortionists, and strongmen of Cirque de la Symphonie! You’ll be flying high after these exciting concerts! Two performances to choose from or come to both! Sunday evening performance at 5 pm at The Klein.

Tickets for all four Winter Concerts available at theklein.org.

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 2 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

GCTYO’s Spring Concert features the winner of the Concerto Competition as soloist accompanied by Principal Orchestra. In addition, each GCTYO ensemble will show its finest colors in the grand finale concert of GCTYO’s regular season.

Tickets available at theklein.org.

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, May 31, 2020, 6 pm Reception, 7 pm Concert
Our final concert of the season will feature baroque music by GCTYO’s finest musicians in an intimate and peaceful setting. Join us for a pre-concert reception. Location TBD.

2019-20 Season Events

Fall Open Rehearsals

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:30-11 am
Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals. 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 over 300 families. Families who attend Open Rehearsal will receive free tickets to the Fall Concert at The Klein on Nov. 24. Attending a performance will round out the GCTYO experience for prospective members. GCTYO will hear auditions in November for students who wish to start after the Fall Concert. Contact us to reserve a space at Open Rehearsals! 

Summer Music Showcase

Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:30 am-12:15 pm
Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT

Don’t miss GCTYO’s annual Summer Music Showcase, featuring many local, regional and national summer music programs for young musicians. The programs range from a focus on younger, less experienced musicians looking for a comfortable place to have fun while developing their musical skills, to high school musicians playing at an advanced level. Whether you are looking for a local, part-time summer experience, a sleep away camp, or a conservatory program, you will learn about multiple opportunities at the Summer Music Showcase. Staff from the summer programs will be on hand to talk to you, and there will be plenty of materials to take home and peruse at your leisure. This is a free admission “fair” style event open to the public. Free parking across the street at the train station. Contact us for more information.

Spring Open Rehearsals

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30-11 am
Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to Saturday morning rehearsals. 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 over 300 families. Families who attend Open Rehearsal will receive free tickets to the Spring Concert at The Klein on May 17. Attending a performance will round out the GCTYO experience for prospective members. GCTYO will hear auditions in June and August for new students for the 2020-2021 season. Contact us to reserve a space at Open Rehearsals! 

New Student Auditions

Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 3-7 pm
Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT