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get moonstruck!

We’ve got an amazing concert in store for you tonight — march 16, 8 pm at the klein!

The music of Strauss, Stravinsky, Dvorak, and Bloch — this is not to be missed! The Fairfield County Children’s Choir will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria with GBS. Actor Keir Dullea — astronaut David Bowman from the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey will be on hand to introduce The Beautiful Blue Danube, and GBS will honor violinist Bernice Friedson for her momentous 63-year career with GBS. Box Office opens at 6:45! Further information below.

The 1968 Stanley Kubrick film  2001: A Space Odyssey  did much to introduce the Baby Boomer generation to Classical music. The stirring blend of  The Beautiful Blue Danube  (and other great works) with Kubrick’s amazing cinematography is a cultural milestone.

The 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey did much to introduce the Baby Boomer generation to Classical music. The stirring blend of The Beautiful Blue Danube (and other great works) with Kubrick’s amazing cinematography is a cultural milestone.

“Brooklawn’s challenging links are known for difficult sand traps.”

“Brooklawn’s challenging links are known for difficult sand traps.”

Music and dancing, fine food and wonderful company await you! Order tickets now! The beautiful Brooklawn Country Club will again be the site of our annual gala this spring. Look for some wonderful surprises in keeping with our Seaon in Space theme. Tickets just $175 per person/$1750 per table. Live and Silent Auctions.

GET MOONSTRUCK ON MARCH 16

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir, a visit from Keir Dullea, and much, much more!

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir, a visit from Keir Dullea, and much, much more!

Our first concert of the spring brings Stravinsky’s heroic Rite of Spring to the stage at The Klein! This music was so out-of-this world at its 1913 Paris premiere that it caused riots in the street. “We’re not expecting any riots this time around,” says Music Director Eric Jacobsen, “but the music is just as thrilling today as it was then.” The Fairfield County Children’s Choir will join GBS for Vivaldi’s beautiful Gloria. Veteran actor Keir Dullea, most famous for his starring role as astronaut Dave Bowman in the 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey will host the evening, and introduce Strauss’ Beautiful Blue Danube, which was re-popularized by its prominent use in the film; he’ll also favor us with a dramatic reading, set to music, of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem The Moon. GBS will pay tribute to 63-year GBS veteran Bernice Friedson as she solos on Bloch’s Nigun — and we have some other surprises in store, too! A SEASON IN SPACE continues on to new heights! GET TICKETS FOR MARCH 16 TODAY!

a season in space has cleared the tower — all systems go!

Forget the Philharmonic.  The GBS plays just as well and is so much more fun!  -4/28 concertgoer

THE FUTURE! Yes, our fan base is growing . . . younger! A new patron poses in the lobby before the amazing season premiere concert on September 22.

THE FUTURE! Yes, our fan base is growing . . . younger! A new patron poses in the lobby before the amazing season premiere concert on September 22.

"I noticed at the beginning when we were all singing the National Anthem, and Eric was smiling and facing us; he looked at all of us, from the first row all the way back up into the balcony.  We were there with him, and he was there with us.  It was extraordinary!"       - 4/28 concertgoer

"Weren't the kids fabulous?  Amazing voices and talent!  I loved the feeling of community, as if we were one huge musical family."  -4/28 concertgoer

"Isn't it amazing how Eric shares the applause?  He is so generous.  Remember those eight kids standing?  They will never forget that, will they?  And he gets those players in the back to stand, the ones we never see.  He is so inclusive!  -4/28 concertgoer

A little fun:  THINK THE TRIANGLE IS AN EASY INSTRUMENT TO PLAY?   GBS' Principal Percussionist Anthony DeQuattro sets the record straight in this interview with Anna and Raven on Star 99.9!

 

Eric Jacobsen performing the Ravel String Quartet on CT STYLE with members of (GBYO) in 2016.

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Welcome to a season in space                          -- the 2018-19 Season of the                     Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Eric Jacobsen returns for his fifth exciting season as Music Director of GBS.
Mark your calendars for the remaining two concerts of our great 73rd season:

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019                                                        MOONSTRUCK

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019                                                    ACROSS THE UNIVERSE                                                                   

For more information, click the 2018-19 Season tab.

Want to hear a sample?  Click above!