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The WSO builds connections across the region with exploratory concerts, events, and educational programs. The WSO maintains a firm commitment to produce programs that are of value to its patrons, participants and community partners. This commitment is rooted in the Symphony’s core belief that music education and shared cultural experiences are essential to creating community.  Founded in 1938, the Symphony has assembled over 100 of the most talented musicians across New England to perform throughout Northwest Connecticut.  The 2019-2020 season celebrates Maestro Leif Bjaland’s 25th Anniversary as Music Director & Conductor with the WSO.

The Symphony has been the Orchestra-in-Residence at Naugatuck Valley Community College since 1992. 

Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

The Palace Theater

100 E. Main St.
Waterbury, CT 06702



Administrative Offices:

160 Robbins Street

Waterbury, CT 06708

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Leif Bjaland, Music Director and Conductor
Celebrating 25 Years with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra!


Since 1995, Leif Bjaland has been the musical vision behind the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.   A Michigan native, Bjaland received his Master's in music from the University of Michigan, where he was a student of Gustav Meier and Elizabeth A.H. Green. He is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Music degree, awarded by Susquehanna University.

Following his debut conducting the New World Symphony in 1989, Maestro Bjaland received all-out praise from critics who have called him "a young sculptor in sound," and "one of the key figures in the development of the New World Symphony."

Bjaland has traveled the world throughout his career, guest conducting for several symphonies across the United States, Europe, Asia and New Zealand.

Maestro Bjaland has been a professor of music (Yale University, 1980s) and takes an active interest as a music director. He has also served as a conductor for several operatic productions. His skills and dedication make him an incredible addition to the WSO.