The Hartford Chorale will join the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra onstage for two exciting performances of Handel's Messiah! We will perform this classic piece at our home venue, Naugatuck Valley Community College, and will return to St. Anthony of Padua's in Litchfield for an encore performance. Ring in the holiday season with the WSO!

March is a great month for an all-Mozart program and this season, Leif Bjaland and the WSO will perform with two wonderful guest artists. Benjamin Baker (violin) and Jordan Bak (viola) will bring their exciting artistry to the stage for a rousing performance of Sinfonia Concertante! This magnificent concert will conclude with Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor - a favorite of Mozart fans everywhere.


The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra & Palace Theater are delighted to present one of the greatest blockbuster films of all time, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, with live orchestration!

Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 2PM

Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

The WSO returns to the Palace Theater stage for a celebration of Black music throughout the history of Waterbury! This concert will feature exciting jazz music, riveting choral works performed by "Brass City Voices," led by Marianna Vagnini, and will conclude with Barnwell's Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem - a true piece of a Waterbury's history and a reckoning with our past.

Our 2022-2023 MasterWorks series concludes with Symphonic Summit - a mountainous trek through modern and classic masterpieces. This concert will feature our Thomas C. Clark Young Artist Competition winner on piano - to be announced in the Fall. Leif Bjaland and the WSO will end our season on a high note, with Schubert's "Great" Symphony No. 9 in C Major. See you on the summit!