GBS:  THE SOUND ON THE SOUND

Nov. 13 concert got raves . . . 



next concert dec. 18 @ 8 pm

Deborah Wong's solo on Prokovfiev's Violin Concerto No. 1  brought down the house. 
Guest Conductor Eduardo Leandro's interpretations of Jessie Montgomery's Starburst and
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 electrified the audience . . . and there's so much more to come this season!



Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony , opera highlights and holiday cheer with
Guest Conductor ELINOR RUFEIZEN
and soloists ARIADNE GREIF and PHILLIP BULLOCK

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In case you aren't sure whether to come out to the live concerts this season, at-home eSubscription videos
will continue through our
VIDEO OUTREACH CAMPAIGN -- please click here for details.

"The eSubscription is fantastic!"
"What a wonderful way to enjoy the symphony!  Best seats in the house!"
 "It was beautiful - a true light in the darkness."


BRING THE FAMILY!
GBS offers special discounts for families with kids under 19.
All schoolchildren get seats for $10, anywhere in the house, and
accompanying adults get 15% off their ticket price.
Available only by phone sale -- (203)576-0263

 

BRIDGEPORT BOOMS WITH THE SOUNDS OF

GBS AT THE AMP

SEPTEMBER 4, 2021 at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater

Each concert features the 

DORIS and HERBERT HARRINGTON PRE-CONCERT TALK at 7 PM

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Bathed in a glow like moonlight, an audience of 2500 thrilled to a live concert with 50 GBS musicians under the baton of Chelsea Tipton II, guest conductor.  The majestic Big Top of Bridgeport's brand-new first-class venue rang to the sounds of the William Tell Overture, Carmen, The Blue Danube, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha and many others.  The concert was free to the public, and listeners were all smiles on the way out.  What a way to begin our 76th season!

This concert was sponsored by the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation,

Rotair Aerospace Corporation, Cohen and Wolf Attorneys-at-Law, Greenwich Investment Management, R. D. Scinto Enterprises,

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Pocock, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Harrington and

Britta & Richard Cerrato.

Albums to be released soon!

Watch this page for news of two upcoming GBS albums!

GBS with SANDEEP DAS, KAYHAN KALHOR, MATHIAS KUNZLI, KAREN OUZOUNIAN and MARIO GOTOH

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 - see news and video here!

GBS with TIFFANY POON

Spring 2022

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

76th SEASON UNDERWAY!

Home again after the pandemic,

we picked up right where we

left off with Dvorak From the New

World,  An American in Paris, and

GBS' dear friend 

ANDREW ARMSTRONG

performed Rachmaninoff's

Piano Concerto #1 on 

piano.

A special treat at the 

November 13 concert will

be our own

DEBORAH WONG, solo 

violin on Prokofiev's

Violin Concerto #1.

And there's more -

see above!

ERIC JACOBSEN is back

for his eighth season!

A spectacular season is in store!

Concerts will be LIVE!

Bach, Beethoven, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Holst and many more await you at GBS.

THE MUSIC LIVES ON AT GBS!

We look forward to seeing you again

when the time is right for you,

and in the meantime

we wish you and

your families

good health

and warm regards. 

Our 75th Season:  Crescendo 75:

The four concerts below were available on private YouTube from November 2020 through April 2021.

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A special message from Eric Jacobsen

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Our music director, Eric Jacobsen, sends his best wishes to all GBS fans, along with this special performance.

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Recording Session: Aaj Ki Raat and Atashgah

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Watch an amazing recording session with conductor Eric Jacobsen, Silkroad artists Sandeep Das, Kayhan Kalhor, Karen Ouzounian, Mathias Kunzli, and Shawn Conley perform with the GBS at Just Right Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Put on your headphones, turn up the sound and enjoy our mini-performance of music from last season’s opener.  

ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SOON!

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The Lark Ascending at the Palace

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Watch this masterful convergence of music and place as the Jacobsen brothers perform Ralph Vaughn Williams’ The Lark Ascending at the long- abandoned Palace Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. Directed by Vitor Hirtsch, this magical video is the first of “The Bridgeport Sets” showcasing the GBS performing in iconic Bridgeport settings.

COMPETITIONS

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The Covid crisis placed the 2020 Young Instrumentalist and 2020 Emerging Composers Competitions on hold.  GBS will continue these competitions, which were well underway, as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Just before the shutdown, finalists for both competitions were chosen.  The final round will take place as soon as the judges can be gathered.

In the meantime, we invite you to preview the entries of the six Young Instrumentalists' Competition finalists.  Click here to sample the amazing talent of Connecticut's youth!

We hope to post similar videos soon of the Emerging Composer Competition finalists.

OUR MAESTRO   ERIC JACOBSEN

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Eric Jacobsen, a world-renowned cellist, was only 32 years old when he took the podium in September 2014 as Music Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Hailed by the New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative programming. Eric is also conductor of The Knights and serves as the Music Director for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

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The

Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation

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