Youth orchestra garden party

The Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra (WCYO), which counts students from Wilton among its members, will hold its annual Garden Party Concert and Fund-raiser on Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., on the grounds of Bernard’s restaurant in Ridgefield. The event will feature the WCYO Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble performing classical and popular selections from Beethoven, Puccini, Mussorgsky, Les Misérables, Journey and more. There will also be a silent auction and Champagne reception.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 18, and may be purchased at under the News and Events tab, by calling 203-894-8786, or at the door the day of the event.

Auditions for the orchestra’s 2014-2015 season will be held on June 2, June 4, and June 6. Musicians in grades 5-12 are encouraged to audition for the Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble or Wind Ensemble. Select auditions will also be held in early September. Information is on the website under the Musician Notes tab.