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Never miss a concert! Save on performances, lock in preferred seats, and support our musicians with your presence.


5-concert Gold Subscriptions – For sale until the first concert of the season, these Gold Subscriptions offer our greatest value for ticket prices – four tickets for the price of five single tickets. In addition, Gold subscribers receive one seat voucher for each subscription seat that can be redeemed at any season concert.


3-concert Silver Subscriptions – For sale until the December concert, Silver Subscriptions offer a discount from the cost of single tickets and can be configured to include any three of the five season concerts.


Renewal subscriptions – GBS automatically saves your subscription seats for new seasons until August 15th.


To purchase subscriptions, call the GBS office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons between 1 – 4pm at 203-576-0263.

Help Us Bring Great Music To The World! 

GBS brought the exotic sounds of the Silkroad Ensemble to The Klein on September 21, 2019, with the talents of Sandeep Das (tabla), Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh), Karen Ouzounian (cello) and Mathias Kunzli (percussion).  We recorded this milestone musical event at Just Right Studios in Bridgeport, and — with your help — this recording will be available for sale in a few months.  We need generous sponsors to fund this exciting project.


Your Gift To The Greater Bridgeport Symphony Is A Gift To The Community

Many people are surprised to learn that ticket sales do not pay for the the full cost of a concert. Even with a full house, ticket sales cover less than 40% of the costs. We depend on the generosity of our patrons, supporters, and local businesses to fulfill our mission to celebrate, educate, inspire, and provide excellence in musical programming in the Greater Bridgeport community.


GBS Is About More Than Concerts
Our five concerts each season are perhaps the most visible sign of our presence in the Greater Bridgeport community. However, an essential part of our mission is EDUCATION. Music has the power to teach – not just children, but everyone.  Your support helps us fulfill this vital part of our mission.


To mail in a donation, please send a check to Greater Bridgeport Symphony, 446 University Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Individual Donor Levels
All donations will be recognized in GBS Program Journals for 18 months after receiving your gifts.  Thus, some donations roll over from one season to the next.


Angel  $7,500 and Up
Benefactor  $5,000—$7,499
Conductor’s Circle  $2,500—$4,999
Music Sponsor   $1,000—$2,499

Patron  $500-$999

Supporter   $250—$499

Associate  $100—$249

Contributor  Up To $99

All donations are recognized in GBS Program Journals for 18 months after receiving your gifts.  Thus, some donations roll over from one season to the next. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor.

Any donation in excess of $1,000 may be made in memory or in honor of someone, and will be listed in the Program Journals with the names of the donor and honoree.

Call the office for information about making donations via appreciated stock transfers or individual retirement accounts (IRAs).  Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs are an excellent way to maximize the value of the contribution to both the GBS and the donor.

Local Businesses & Corporations
Support one of Bridgeport’s major cultural assets.


Enjoy many sponsorship benefits including opportunities to cultivate and entertain clients with complimentary tickets, invitations to special GBS events, and more.

For more information contact Mark Halstead at

Program Journal
GBS publishes three program journals each season, the first in September for the season premiere concert, the second in November for the November and December concerts and the third in march for the March & April concerts.  For more information about placing a program ad, contact Mark Halstead at 


Backer Level 

For your donation of $200-499, you will receive one of the first-run CD’s.

Gold Record Level

For your donation of $500-$1999, you will be invited to a special reception with Eric Jacobsen (plus the CD)

Platinum Record Level

For your donation of $2000 or more, in addition to the above, you will be listed as a sponsor of this album.

The Susan Flemming Memorial Fund

Longtime GBS subscriber and supporter Susan Flemming, a tireless worker on committees and events, passed away on July 14, 2019. She was married for over 50 years to GBS Treasurer Robert Flemming. Sue's family has graciously asked that donations be made in her honor to GBS.

The Cynthia Scudder Memorial Fund

This campaign was established by the family of longtime subscriber and supporter, Mrs. Cynthia Scudder, who passed away on July 6, 2019. Mrs. Scudder was a passionate lover of great music and a valued supporter of GBS for many years.

The Gustav Meier Memorial Fund

Established at the request of Maestro Meier's family, this fund will help to perpetuate our late Music Director's legacy of arts and culture in Bridgeport by directly supporting GBS.


The Richard Hiendlmayr Memorial Fund

Richard Hiendlmayr passed away January 26, 2021 due to Covid-19. Richard loved the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and served as Trustee for many years. His service included several terms as president and treasurer of the GBS. Over the years Richard continued his support through generous financial contributions and attendance at concerts.  Richard’s family has graciously asked that memorial donations may be made to the Bridgeport Symphony in his honor.

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