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at The Klein in Bridgeport, 8 PM

Eric Jacobsen is back for his eighth season with GBS with a rousing evening to celebrate the first live indoor concert since the pandemic began. The Spirit of 76 (our 76th season and a celebration of American and Americaninspired music) will be anchored by Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World, a beloved compilation of American melodies that the Czech composer melded into one of the greatest musical classics, during his stay in America in the early 1890s. Coming together with Dvorak’s marvelous musical postcards from the U.S., GBS will perform the quintessential musical composition of an American abroad: Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The highlight of the evening will be Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F# minor, with pianist – and GBS favorite – Andrew Armstrong.

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