FALL 2020 SEASON*
String Orchestra (STO) 5:00-6:30 PM
Symphony Orchestra (SO) 6:00-7:45 PM
Wind Ensemble (WE) 7:00-8:30 PM
*Due to the challenges of planning our program amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we will announce our plans for the winter and spring seasons at a later date so we can remain responsive to the guidance from local and Connecticut/New York area officials.
Rehearsals: Musicians should plan to be at the rehearsal on time allowing time to unpack, tune, and be ready to begin rehearsal promptly. Weekday rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, with the exception of the dates noted in RED. Occasionally the ensembles may hold sectional rehearsals which will alter the start and/or end time of a rehearsal. Notices of any change in rehearsal time will be provided in the weekly email blasts.
Concerts: Concert dates, including dress rehearsal times, are shown in GREEN
Other Events: Retreat, Auditions and other events in PURPLE
- Location(s) for in-person rehearsals for the 2020-21 Season will be announced when scheduled.
- Virtual Rehearsals/Workshops will be conducted on Zoom.
- Social Gatherings outside of rehearsal – TBD
- Conductor’s Hours will be offered monthly – dates TBA.
September 10, 17, & 24, 2020 AUDITIONS beginning at 5:00 PM via Zoom.
October 1, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Weather-permitting) Outdoor, in-Person, Season-Launch & Orientation Event, no instruments, socially distanced & face mask required – (no bathrooms). On the lawn at Lounsbury House located at 316 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. Bring a blanket or yoga mat!
October 8 -13, 2020 CIMF – Strings Only Chamber Workshop. – This will be at FCC (First Congregational Church). For details click here. Open to WCYO musicians without an audition; an additional fee applies.
Thanksgiving – no rehearsals
** Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, our season will begin virtually with a goal to go hybrid and offer at least two in-person rehearsals and one additional social event over the season. This will be possible if our communities are not seeing an increase in virus cases, if the schools are still offering in-person education, and if a local facility will allow us to rent space.