Fiddle Orchestra of Western Mass

located in downtown Northampton


Three seasons a year

  • Fall 2019: began September 5 – Ten weekly rehearsals, concert on November 14
  • Spring: January to April (ten weekly rehearsals plus a concert)
  • Summer: ten informal friendly Thursday night sessions
  • 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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