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  SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Last chance, season ticket holders:  If you have not already renewed, please call our office as soon as possible, and a GBS agent will process your renewal.   Family Pack Tickets available!  A family of five can attend a concert for as little as $55.50! Click the 2016-17 Season tab, or call our office for details.     From Bach to Bernstein will showcase the music of Bach, Beethoven, Dukas,  Prokofiev, Joplin, Barber, Steiner, Mancini, Mascagni, Morricone, Williams, Puccini, Debussy, Shostakovich, Ravel, Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein Eric Jacobsen returns for third smash season as GBS turns 70.   The 2016-17 season opens with Dvorak -- and Beyer's Back! on September 24, with the return of homegrown prodigy ALEX BEYER at the piano with a Beethoven concerto.  The concert will also feature Shostakovich's Jazz Suite #2 and Dvorak's celebratory 8th Symphony.   GBS will also honor the career of our late conductor, Gustav Meier, by performing the very first piece he ever conducted in Bridgeport in 1966: Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3.   GBS Goes to the Movies, on November 12, will bring to the stage the great classics behind the movies.  GBS brings you the great music behind the movies - Beethoven 7 from the King's Speech, the Barber Adagio from Platoon, the Mascagni Intermezzo from The Godfather III, and Scott Joplin's rags from The Sting, among others - then moves into the great orchestral scores from Gone With The Wind, The Magnificent Seven, The Wizard of Oz, and more, before launching into the thrilling music of John Williams - Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Schindler's List.  It's a night of romance and adventure not to be missed!  With guest conductor Ted Sperling, who is currently conducting the revival of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. Spend Christmas Eve in Paris (December 17) at The Klein, as GBS performs the concert version of La Boheme, with renowned operatic soloists, and the Principal Orchestra of The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO). 2017 would be Leonard's Bernstein's 99th birthday, so we'll celebrate with Bernstein at 99! on March 18, which will also include Ravel's Tzigane (our own Deborah Wong solos on violin) and Debussy's Nocturnes.  The Connecticut Chamber Choir and the Fairfield County Children's Choir will join us for this marvelous celebration.  The season concludes as GBS Salutes Spring on April 22 with Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the famous Pastorale.  Click the 2016-17 Season tab for more information and to purchase tickets. Reserve your season subscription now by calling (203)576-0263, buy here by clicking the "2016-17 Season" tab.  (Current subscribers's seats are locked on hold, and can be released to them by calling our office.)  Full-season subscribers get a 20% discount off regular ticket prices, and receive one voucher for an additional ticket to any 2016-17 concert.  Bring a friend! GBS turns 70 years young on October 11, and we will celebrate with a grand gala.  Stay tuned for details! GBS CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF OUR LATE, GREAT MUSIC DIRECTOR, GUSTAV MEIER.  Click the Events tab for details.  

 

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Last chance, season ticket holders:  If you have not already renewed, please call our office as soon as possible, and a GBS agent will process your renewal.

 

Family Pack Tickets available!  A family of five can attend a concert for as little as $55.50! Click the 2016-17 Season tab, or call our office for details.  

 

From Bach to Bernstein will showcase the music of Bach, Beethoven, Dukas,  Prokofiev, Joplin, Barber, Steiner, Mancini, Mascagni, Morricone, Williams, Puccini, Debussy, Shostakovich, Ravel, Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein

Eric Jacobsen returns for third smash season as GBS turns 70.

 

The 2016-17 season opens with Dvorak -- and Beyer's Back! on September 24, with the return of homegrown prodigy ALEX BEYER at the piano with a Beethoven concerto.  The concert will also feature Shostakovich's Jazz Suite #2 and Dvorak's celebratory 8th Symphony.   GBS will also honor the career of our late conductor, Gustav Meier, by performing the very first piece he ever conducted in Bridgeport in 1966: Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3.  

GBS Goes to the Movieson November 12, will bring to the stage the great classics behind the movies.  GBS brings you the great music behind the movies - Beethoven 7 from the King's Speech, the Barber Adagio from Platoon, the Mascagni Intermezzo from The Godfather III, and Scott Joplin's rags from The Sting, among others - then moves into the great orchestral scores from Gone With The Wind, The Magnificent Seven, The Wizard of Oz, and more, before launching into the thrilling music of John Williams - Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Schindler's List.  It's a night of romance and adventure not to be missed!  With guest conductor Ted Sperling, who is currently conducting the revival of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.

Spend Christmas Eve in Paris (December 17) at The Klein, as GBS performs the concert version of La Boheme, with renowned operatic soloists, and the Principal Orchestra of The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras (GBYO).

2017 would be Leonard's Bernstein's 99th birthday, so we'll celebrate with Bernstein at 99! on March 18, which will also include Ravel's Tzigane (our own Deborah Wong solos on violin) and Debussy's Nocturnes.  The Connecticut Chamber Choir and the Fairfield County Children's Choir will join us for this marvelous celebration.  The season concludes as GBS Salutes Spring on April 22 with Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the famous Pastorale. 

Click the 2016-17 Season tab for more information and to purchase tickets.

Reserve your season subscription now by calling (203)576-0263, buy here by clicking the "2016-17 Season" tab.  (Current subscribers's seats are locked on hold, and can be released to them by calling our office.)  Full-season subscribers get a 20% discount off regular ticket prices, and receive one voucher for an additional ticket to any 2016-17 concert.  Bring a friend!

GBS turns 70 years young on October 11, and we will celebrate with a grand gala.  Stay tuned for details!

GBS CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF OUR LATE, GREAT MUSIC DIRECTOR, GUSTAV MEIER.  Click the Events tab for details.

 

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Welcome to from bach to bernstein --     the 2016-17 Season of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Eric Jacobsen returns for his third exciting season as Music Director of GBS.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming Concerts:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 -- Season premiere!                  DVORAK -- AND BEYER'S BACK!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016                                                           GBS GOES TO THE MOVIES

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016                                                           CHRISTMAS EVE IN PARIS

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017                                                                   BERNSTEIN AT 99

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017                                                                     GBS SALUTES SPRING                                                                                                            

For more information, click the 2016-17 Season tab.