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Symphonies Go Eclectic

With a wide range of music, symphonies this fall will have something everyone loves


Classical music and dressing up is typically associated with symphonies. If you fall into this trap and don’t want to make the effort to get dressed up to hear classical music, think again. You won’t believe how much the symphonies in Fairfield County have to offer this fall! Yes, you can find classical music and dress up if you would like but area concerts also include a range of ethnic music, operatic concerts, movie scores and the ever-popular holiday performances. See the children of the area perform too in the youth symphonies who feature shows throughout the coming months. Symphonies might become something you attend more often after seeing the performances this fall and winter.

Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Whether you are interested in American composers, enjoy holiday music or simply want to hear the symphony’s conductor Gustav Meier’s 41st season, be sure to attend the concerts in the coming months. The range of music will impress you along with your family and friends. It is worth the trip and trying something different for the evening. Don’t forget about the Youth Orchestra’s fall concert as well!

November 17, 8 p.m.-Germania
December 8, 8 p.m.-Holiday Pops

Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-0263

Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra Concert Series

November 20, 3 p.m.-Fall Concert

Klein Memorial Auditorium
910 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 459-4249

Greenwich Symphony Orchestra

In celebration of their 50th season, the Greenwich symphony is bringing together a compilation of featured artists in their concert series as well as an array of music done by their Chamber Players. Enjoy the music at their various venues throughout the fall and winter months. Make sure to get your tickets and make it a date night!

November 4, 4 p.m.-November 5, 7:30 p.m.-Basically Baroque (Chamber Players)
November 17, 8 p.m.-November 18, 4 p.m.-Brian Lewis-violin (Concerts)

Dickerman Hollister Auditorium at Greenwich High School
10 Hillside Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06830

Chamber Players:
Sunday at 4 p.m.
Round Hill Community Church
395 Round Hill Rd.
Greenwich, CT 06836

Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Dr.
Greenwich, CT 06836
(203) 869-2664

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

With 73 years of experience, the concerts of the Norwalk Symphony are going to be good! Take part in these cultural events and make sure to bring your kids. If you want them to get excited about orchestral music too, bring the family to the youth symphony concerts as well. An exclusive play-along will be held with the youth symphony in December. Find out why the musicians of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra are so passionate about orchestral music and you might become passionate about it to!

December 8, 5 p.m.-Holiday Extravaganza

Norwalk Concert Hall in Norwalk City Hall
125 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 956-6771

Norwalk Youth Symphony

November 18, 3 p.m.-Fall Concert
December 16-Holiday Play-Along

Norwalk Concert Hall at Norwalk City Hall
125 East Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 866-4100

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra

If you want professionals who are easily accessible without having to travel to New York City for the night, than the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra is for you! Whether you enjoy movie scores or operatic singers, the orchestra has it all in the coming months. Find out why this program is world renowned and you will find a wonderful night to be enjoyed.

December 1, 8 p.m.-A Night at the Opera

Anne S. Richardson Auditorium
Ridgefield High
700 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-3889

Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra

November 18, 4 p.m.-Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble

East Ridge Middle School Auditorium
10 East Ridge Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 894-8786

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts- Fairfield University

Take a break from the norm and find out what one of the local universities has to offer. Enjoy the students from Fairfield University as they perform for their orchestra concert or see an orchestra in HD. Visiting New Haven Symphony Orchestra will let you know what other parts of the state have to offer but will bring it to your own backyard. Make a stop at one of the concerts at the Quick Center this fall!

December 7, 7:30 p.m.-Fairfield University Orchestra
December 7, 8 p.m.-Ellis Marsalis Quartet: A Very New Orleans Christmas
December 14, 8 p.m.-New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Extravaganza!
December 16, 3 p.m.-Orchestra in HD: Gala from Berlin

Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-4010

Stamford Symphony Orchestra

With so many different chances to see the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, it wouldn’t make sense not to go. You can make it a family outing or a night with friends trying something new and finding out how Bach is connected to Buenos Aires. Make a new tradition during the holidays and attend the Sounds of the Season concert. Whatever you choose, it will be worth it!

November 3, 8 p.m.-November 4, 3 p.m.-Baroque: Bach to Buenos Aires
December 1, 8 p.m.-December 2, 3 p.m.-Sounds of the Season

The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 325-1407

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