Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass

located in downtown Northampton


Three seasons a year

  • Spring 2020 REHEARSALS ARE CANCELED at the moment, check back for further plans
  • Spring 2020: January 30 to April 16 (free concert). Eleven weekly rehearsals plus a concert. Rehearsals Thursdays 6:30-9:00
  • Summer: May 28 – July 30. Informal friendly Thursday night sessions, June 25 is a free concert
  • Fall 2020: September 10 – November 19 (free concert). Ten weekly rehearsals plus a 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 directors, Annika Amstutz and David Kaynor
  • 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.
  • Semester fee discount for early registration

Summer Session Format

  • Ten 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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