"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."

 

At GBS, we know that no pandemic can stop the music.  In fact, we think it's more important than ever to keep the music alive during these difficult times.   eSubscriptions -- four concerts for home viewing, conducted by Eric Jacobsen. with extra features, are now available.  Only $70 (plus $6 processing charge) for the whole season!   

All four concerts available all season long

(restrictions apply)

Albums to be released soon!

Watch this page for news of two upcoming GBS albums!

GBS with TIFFANY POON

Spring 2021

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

Summer 2021

To our friends:


GBS is proud to be among the only orchestras in the country that is presenting large-scale symphonic music during these trying times.  We have created safe outdoor concerts, as well as videos recorded indoors, so that our music can keep going.
 

GBS is has launched an exciting new at-home subscription program, which allows us to share

our music with ticketholders

in the comfort and safety

of their own homes.    These

same videos will soon become

the cornerstone of expanded

educational outreach. 
 

We've provided top-quality entertainment and employed

our talented musicians, and increased our capabilities for the future.

 

Through all of this, our GBS family has been incredibly supportive, and we thank you all for your donations, encouragement and good wishes.
 

. . .  and we will be back in 2021-2022!

GBS is deep into planning dates and programs for five concerts next season.  While we hope to be in the concert hall again, we now have the capability to present concerts remotely.

THE MUSIC LIVES ON AT GBS!

We look forward to seeing you again

when the time is right,

and in the meantime we wish

you and your families

good health and warm regards. 

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.

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!

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

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.

Young Instrumentalists' Competition 2020

Auditions for six incredibly talented finalists was scheduled with Maestro Jacobsen for an opportunity to solo with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony during the 2020-2021 concert season.  

Emerging Composers Competition 2020

Enter this national competition for the opportunity to premiere your composition during a concert conducted by Maestro Jacobsen during the 2020-2021 concert season.

OUR MAESTRO   ERIC JACOBSEN

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.

SUPPORT

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Your financial support enables us to celebrate, educate, inspire and provide excellence in musical programming in the Greater Bridgeport Community.

 

Need help? Contact us at 203-576-0263

Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters

The Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation

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Executive Director:  Mark Halstead     mark@gbs.org