Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass

located in downtown Northampton


Three seasons per year

  • Fall: September through November (10 weekly rehearsals plus a concert)
  • Spring 2019: January 17 to April 11 (12 weekly rehearsals plus a concert)
  • Summer: May through July, informal friendly Thursday night sessions (no concert)
  • Concerts: Following conclusion of fall and spring seasons. No admission tickets. Donations only. Refreshments following.

Rehearsal Space

Orchestra members rehearse at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street, Northampton (free and ample parking). Summer Sessions are in the same space.

Fall and Spring Season Format

  • Our conductors, David Kaynor and Annika Amstutz each lead about half of the rehearsals, though often both are at a rehearsal together. 
  • One or two rehearsals may be led by a guest each season.
  • Rehearsals begin with the orchestra learning a new tune by ear through playing it slowly for many repetitions. A recording and sheet music are added to the website after the rehearsal.
  • Spring 2019 season started Thursday,  January 17 – with early-bird sign-up until January 1

Spring 2019 Season

  • Every Thursday 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
  • January 17 – April 11
  • April 11 is our concert

Join us! We can’t wait to play with you!

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