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!  A very limited number of DVD subscriptions also available by special request -- call GBS for details. 

FOUR REMOTE CONCERTS THIS SEASON

All concerts are available all season long!

All four concerts available all season long

To our friends:


We at GBS are working hard

to bring our music back to you

as soon as it is safe.
 

GBS is has launched an 

exciting new at-home subscription program, which allows us to share our music with you even when we can't all gather in one space.  We hope you can join us and enjoy the music in the security of your own homes.
 
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. 
 

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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Greater Bridgeport Symphony

A gift to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony is a gift to the Community.

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