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Spring Concerts

sponsored by Masonic Lodges of Stratford

Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport, CT

All GCTYO ensembles perform! The winner of the 2023 GCTYO Concerto Competition, Brian Li, Cello, will perform as soloist with Principal Orchestra. BUY TICKETS

Concert 1, 1:00-2:00 pm

Saxophone Orchestra, Woodwind Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, String Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra

Hear GCTYO’s smaller orchestras make a big sound!

Concert 2, 3:00-4:30 pm

Jazz II Orchestra, Jazz I Orchestra, Percussion Orchestra, Steel Pan Future Stars, Steel Pan Junior Stars, Steel Pan All Stars

Tap your feet to the beat of big band jazz, mallets & sticks, and Caribbean vibes!

Concert 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

Virtuosi Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Orchestra

GCTYO’s three full orchestras will move you through the classics, including a march, a waltz, and a dance! The winner of the 2023 GCTYO Concerto Competition, Brian Li, Cello, will perform as soloist with Principal Orchestra.


Jazz Concert @ MoCA Westport

Saturday, June 10, 2023

7 PM, MoCA, Westport, CT

Jazz I Orchestra will open a concert featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Vanisha Gould and her quartet. Discounted TICKETS for GCTYO families.

Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald – she has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.


GCTYO Summer Music Festival

Weekdays July 10-21, 2023

9 AM-3 PM, Greens Farms Academy, Westport, CT

Get your GCTYO fix this summer! Join our new “Strings Camp” for an unbeatable summer experience with GCTYO teaching artists and students who love to make music together. 
  • 10 full days of music!
  • All ages 5th grade and up with at least 1 year experience on instrument
  • No audition necessary; placements will take place on the first day of camp
  • Special opportunities for Advanced String players including Chamber Music
  • Learn from Mr. Hisey, Mr. Sloat, Mr. Hafez, and more!
  • Financial assistance available for those who qualify.
Festival will include:
  • Orchestra and sectionals
  • Chamber music
  • Concerts and recitals
  • Masterclasses with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles
  • Fun summer activities!
Repertoire notes:
  • Traditional/classical
  • New, diverse composers
  • Alternative genres like fiddling, film, and video game music

Camp details will be sent in June to all registrants. Your registration deposit of $100 will hold your spot. 50% of the remaining $860 ($430) will be due May 15 and 50% ($430) will be due July 1. Placement auditions will be held the first day of camp.