Our fourth Barnum Festival concert the best one yet!
Perfect weather, thousands of people, fantastic fireworks, and the best music on earth made for a memorable evening at beautiful Seaside Park in Bridgeport on June 24.
Eric Jacobsen conducted our musicians in stirring patriotic songs -- Stars and Stripes Forever, the Washington Post March, the Armed Forces Medley, America the Beautiful, and, of course, our national anthem, then launched into previews of next season: Carmen and instrumentals by the great African-American composer Scott Joplin (who was born nearly 150 years ago -- 1868 -- and died 100 years ago this past April). Marvelous homegrown talent -- Bridgeport's own Maureen Hamill -- sang great Broadway numbers, with help from the kids from the ASK (After School at The Klein) program. GBS finished the 1812 Overture on cue with the start of an epic pyrotechnic display that rocked the large crowd.
DON'T MISS THIS NEXT YEAR! GBS is certainly looking forward to a return engagement!
thank you, barnum festival foundation!
be with gbs for revolutions and revelations in '17-'18
subscribers: we're holding your seats until august 15! please call gbs at (203)576-0263 and we'll be glad to assist you.
Welcome to revolutions and revelations -- the 2017-18 Season of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Eric Jacobsen returns for his fourth exciting season as Music Director of GBS.
Mark your calendars for all five concerts of our great 72nd season:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 MUSIC LOVERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! with Alexander Beyer, piano
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 HOLIDAY INTERLUDE
SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 VIVE la FRANCE! with Andrew Armstrong, piano
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 STARS AND STRIPES with Jeremy Kittel, performing his new composition.
The 2017-18 Season REVOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS is nearly upon us!