THE SOUND ON THE SOUND
To our friends:
We at GBS are working hard to bring our music back to you as soon as it is safe.
We are exploring many performance options over the coming months and into the new season, live and digital.
We thank you for your patience and understanding through this unprecedented crisis. We ask you now, more than ever, to be generous to GBS as we face new unknowns, day to day.
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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.
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Recording Session: Aaj Ki Raat and Atashgah
A special message from Eric Jacobsen
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 this season’s opener.
Our music director, Eric Jacobsen, sends his best wishes to all GBS fans, along with this special performance.
The Lark Ascending at the Palace
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.
Look to The East
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Season premiere! GBS traveled along the Silk Road, with a visit from Kayhan Kalhor, master of the Persian kamancheh (spiked fiddle), and members of the Silk Road Ensemble.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Maestro Eric Jacobsen conducted Johannes Brahms’ majestic Fourth Symphony and a stunning world premiere orchestration of Antonin Dvorak’s Moravian Duets placed in a love story for our time.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Celebrate the winter solstice and GBS celebrated the winter solstice and the holiday season with selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s lyrical Christmas Oratorio, Winter and Summer from Antonin Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and other festive music to brighten the shortest day of the year.
Audition with Maestro Jacobsen for an opportunity to solo with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony during the 2020-2021 concert season.
Enter this national competition for the opportunity to premiere your composition during a concert conducted by Maestro Jacobsen during the 2020-2021 concert season.
GBS Announces Young Instrumentalist and Emerging Composers Competitions in 2020
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.
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