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  RESERVATIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW!   From Bach to Bernstein will showcase the music of Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, Debussy, Shostakovich, Ravel, Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein Eric Jacobsen returns for third smash season as GBS turns 70. Plus:  GBS returns to the Barnum Festival Skyblast at Seaside Park, June 25. 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 Goes to the Movies, on November 12, will bring to the stage the great classics behind the movies.  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 Events Tab for more information. Reserve your season subscription now by calling (203)576-0263.  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 on September 23, the night before our season premiere.  Stay tuned for details! BARNUM FESTIVAL SKYBLAST CONCERT AT SEASIDE PARK, June 25 at the bandshell.   For the third year in a row, Eric Jacobsen brings GBS and soprano Sara Heaton to Barnum's great park on the Sound.  Bring a picnic supper and enjoy patriotic music, with the traditional 1812 Overture to signal the start of the fireworks.  ADMISSION IS FREE -- come one, come all!  The Skyblast Concert will also be the centerpiece of a reception to benefit GBS and the Barnum Festival Foundation.  Watch for details! A LITTLE NIGHT SKY MUSIC   On May 21, GBS partnered with the Discovery Museum to present an evening of astronomy and music in the planetarium of the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.  GBS musicians performed Clair de Lune and Ascendancies in the planetarium as the audience thrilled to a custom-designed trip through the cosmos.  Attendees were serenaded by musicians from Music for Youth at the reception following the show.

 

RESERVATIONS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW!

 

From Bach to Bernstein will showcase the music of Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, Debussy, Shostakovich, Ravel, Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein

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

Plus:  GBS returns to the Barnum Festival Skyblast at Seaside Park, June 25.

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 Goes to the Movieson November 12, will bring to the stage the great classics behind the movies.  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 Events Tab for more information.

Reserve your season subscription now by calling (203)576-0263.  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 on September 23, the night before our season premiere.  Stay tuned for details!

BARNUM FESTIVAL SKYBLAST CONCERT AT SEASIDE PARK, June 25 at the bandshell.   For the third year in a row, Eric Jacobsen brings GBS and soprano Sara Heaton to Barnum's great park on the Sound.  Bring a picnic supper and enjoy patriotic music, with the traditional 1812 Overture to signal the start of the fireworks.  ADMISSION IS FREE -- come one, come all!  The Skyblast Concert will also be the centerpiece of a reception to benefit GBS and the Barnum Festival Foundation.  Watch for details!

A LITTLE NIGHT SKY MUSIC   On May 21, GBS partnered with the Discovery Museum to present an evening of astronomy and music in the planetarium of the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.  GBS musicians performed Clair de Lune and Ascendancies in the planetarium as the audience thrilled to a custom-designed trip through the cosmos.  Attendees were serenaded by musicians from Music for Youth at the reception following the show.

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 Events tab.