The Norwalk Gamer Symphony Orchestra (NGSO) is an audition-free community orchestra based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Founded in 2016, the NGSO has grown from a small collective of musicians into a fully-fledged orchestra with a rather unique instrumentation that services the immediate Norwalk area, as well the surrounding communities.
The NGSO has three primary goals:
- Foster Musical Appreciation: Foster an appreciation for video game music as an important cultural art form
- Promote Musical Excellence: Promote and propel local musicians to improve their skills
- Encourage Meaningful Experience: Come together collectively and collaboratively engage in meaningful social interaction within the community
To that extent, the NGSO accepts local musicians of all ages and skill levels, audition-free. We provide opportunities to hone not just an individual’s musical skills, but interpersonal and leadership skills as well. At the end of the day, we like to consider the members of the orchestra as a family; we hold a number of non-music-based social events throughout the year.