Bringing music back to the stage in New London –

New London — Live music, albeit without an audience, filled the stage at The Garde Arts Center on Wednesday evening.

The New London Community Orchestra, a volunteer organization with the dual purpose of providing an outlet for community musicians of all levels to play and perform orchestral music, and provide free string instrument lessons to local students, held a rehearsal on stage.

The orchestra performed a number of outdoor concerts on Parade Plaza last fall.