Summer Festival Orchestra

Stephen Michael Smith, Music Director 

The Summer Festival Orchestra will work with Stephen Michael Smith to prepare a concert, “A Night at the Opera“, which will include great opera overtures and arias.

The orchestra will also perform the World Premiere of  Suite from 3 Women by composer Gerald Busby from his new opera 3 Women.

Gerald Busby will be in attendance for the premiere!


Mr. Busby is also the composer of the score for the iconic Robert Altman film,  3 Women  and Paul Taylor’s classic, Runes





VERDI Overture La Forza del Destino

“Pace, Pace, Mio Dio” from La Forza del Destino

                               Jennifer Marshall, soprano

VERDI Grand March from “Aida”

HUMPERDINCK “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel

                                                             Evelyn Carr, soprano

BIZET Carmen Suite No 1.

PUCCINI “Vissi d’Arte” from Tosca

   Mary Kate Hubbard, soprano


MOZART     “Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro

Jennifer Marshall, soprano

BUSBY         Suite from 3 Women (Premiere performance)

PUCCINI “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot

                                  Jeffrey Easter, tenor

WAGNER   Arrival of the Guests at Wartburg from Tannhauer


Rehearsals: Monday evenings, June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, 7:30 – 9:30pm, Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre

Registration open to all current DSO musicians and DCO musicians for the past 5 years with no audition necessary.  All others, please call to schedule an audition. Openings in winds and brass will be filled on a first come first served basis. Please contact the DMC office at 203 748-1716 or email

Concert: Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm


Click HERE to register

Tuition: $50

Participation Fee