Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass

located in downtown Northampton


Three seasons per year

  • Fall 2019: begins September 5 (10 weekly rehearsals plus a concert) Fall 2019 season membership $115, sign up by August 15 = $85 season membership!
  • Spring: January to April (10 weekly rehearsals plus a concert)
  • Summer 2019: May 16 – July 25, ten informal friendly Thursday night sessions — no session July 4 (& 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
  • 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.

Summer Session Format

  • 10 Sit-In Sessions  
  • $5 at the door to play
  • Bring your favorite tune for us to play 
  • Air conditioning for those hot summer nights

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

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