Welcome to the New Haven Chamber Orchestra

Our next concert is:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm

    featuring music of Vorisek, Mozart, Bruch, and Blauth

Please email info@newhavenchamberorchestra.org with questions.

New Haven's Premier Chamber Orchestra

Welcome to the home of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra! 

We are an intergenerational community orchestra with a dual mission: to bring the wonderful realm of orchestral chamber music to the greater New Haven community and to promote literacy through music.  

The New Haven Chamber Orchestra performs three concerts a year.  Come join us for these FREE concerts and experience the joy of chamber music for yourself!

Check out the site to see what has been happening with the orchestra and find out how you can be a part of supporting the arts in New Haven!

We have openings in our strings sections. If you are interested in joining, please email us at: 


Our 2017-2018 Literacy through Music Concert Series is supported in part by the City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism as well athe Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2019 Concert: Saturday, May 11 at 2:00PM

Please support the NHCO 

as we participate in

The Great Give® 2019

8AM Tuesday, May 1


8PM Wednesday, May 2
Advance giving opens on April 19.


2nd Annual Young Artists Solo Competition

Call for Submissions

Open to New Haven Public School High School Students (Grades 9-12) who play orchestral Woodwind, Brass and String instruments.

Winners will perform a selected concerto movement with the New Haven Chamber Orchestra at the Spring Concert, May 12th at 2:00pm at Fair Haven School. 

Selected solo movement sheet music must be available on IMSLP.org

Competition Timeline:
• Complete Registration Google Form by Friday, February 9th


First Round
• Submit video performance of ½ of selected Movement by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 27th to Mr. Kinsman’s Google Drive Folder.
(Cell Phone Video Ok.)

Second Round
• Students with top videos will be invited to perform the entire selected movement in person at Fair Haven School for the Audition Committee on Tuesday, March 20th 6:00-7:00pm.

Winners Selected
• A String, Brass and Woodwind winner will be chosen to perform with the Orchestra.
• The winners will meet with the Orchestra Conductor the week of April 23rd.
• Winners will rehearse with the Orchestra:
- Tuesday, May 1st
- Tuesday, May 8th 
- Friday, May 11th (Dress Rehearsal)
- Saturday, May 12th (Before the Concert)

Questions Contact Dan Kinsman: Daniel.Kinsman@nhboe.net

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