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Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra is to enhance and enrich the lives of those in the communities we serve, through concerts, special events, and experiential learning programs for individuals of all ages. Founded in May 1938 under the direction of Maestro Mario DiCecco, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has spent the past several decades promoting the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of symphonic and orchestral music. Originally incorporated as the Waterbury Civic Orchestra (1940), the Symphony and its mission have grown in both vision and artistic merit, expanding from a community orchestra to the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (1956). For the past 20 seasons, the WSO has been led by Leif Bjaland. The Symphony draws over 100 talented musicians from across New England to perform in our concert series at the Naugatuck Valley Community College Fine Arts Center in Waterbury and various locations throughout Litchfield County.
Funds raised through Give Local will aide us in support of educational development and Bravo Waterbury! We are reaching out to the community to spread the word about our talented young musicians and to find support for what is truly a unique community resource. The WSO maintains a firm commitment to producing education programs that provide opportunities to participants, partners, and the Greater Waterbury community. We believe that the study of musical instruments and participation in musical performance is an essential part of every person’s life. Gifts received are used to meet operating expenses such as music programming, financial aid, teachers, rehearsal space rental, production costs, workshops, music and instrument maintenance.

160 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

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