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help us storm the bastille in march!

The fourth concert in our REVOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS series:  Music of and after the French Revolution.  Eric Jacobsen will lead this musical tour of 19th-century France.

The fourth concert in our REVOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS series:  Music of and after the French Revolution.  Eric Jacobsen will lead this musical tour of 19th-century France.

Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est le 3 mars! 

GBS begins its first concert of 2018 with La Marseillaise, and we'll marchons, marchons from there!

Guest performers abound at this concert of thrilling music.  Pianist Andrew Armstrong will headline with a rich rendition of the Emperor Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 5), one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works.  You may ask, "Isn’t Beethoven German?  What’s he doing in a French concert?” The story goes that this heroic composition was written to honor the new emperor Napoleon, but later in life Beethoven soured on Napoleon, and denied that he’d dedicated the piece to him -- all part of the turbulent history of French politics, and politics across Europe in the early 1800s.  

The program then looks at the music of two French composers, whose work represents the flowering of the arts later in the 1800s, in very different ways.  Gabriel  Fauré’ s haunting, lyrical Requiem will be presented with a wealth of local talent:  the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and the University of Bridgeport’s University Singers will join baritone Thomas Woodman (of Fairfield).  The concert concludes with selections from Georges Bizet’s most famous work Carmen, whose dramatic themes are  virtually a byword for opera.

 

revolutions and revelations continues on march 3!

With the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution coming up in October, we got to thinking:  despite all the tragedies launched by the Russian Revolution, great music did emerge from Russia -- some in protest, some in propaganda, and some in triumphant escape.  We open on September 16 with a musical overview of the Russian Revolution -- before and after:  the music of Glinka, Paert, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.  Later in the season we'll hear the effects of the Spanish Civil War, the French Revolution, and the American Revolution!  Don't miss a single concert!   The Russian, French, and American Revolutions, along with the Spanish Civil War, anchor our season.  Click here to find out more!     The PERFECT gift idea:  GBS TICKETS! Give the gift of music this year, with tickets to any of our upcoming concerts. Call GBS to order your gift package today, complete with a gift letter in a festive envelope. Family Pack Tickets available!  A family of five can attend a concert for as little as $55.50!  Click the 2017-18 Season tab, or call our office at (203)576-0263.   Offer available only by calling GBS.

With the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution coming up in October, we got to thinking:  despite all the tragedies launched by the Russian Revolution, great music did emerge from Russia -- some in protest, some in propaganda, and some in triumphant escape.  We open on September 16 with a musical overview of the Russian Revolution -- before and after:  the music of Glinka, Paert, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.  Later in the season we'll hear the effects of the Spanish Civil War, the French Revolution, and the American Revolution!  Don't miss a single concert!

 

The Russian, French, and American Revolutions, along with the Spanish Civil War, anchor our season.  Click here to find out more!  

 

The PERFECT gift idea:  GBS TICKETS!

Give the gift of music this year, with tickets to any of our upcoming concerts.

Call GBS to order your gift package today, complete with a gift letter in a festive envelope.

Family Pack Tickets available!  A family of five can attend a concert for as little as $55.50!  Click the 2017-18 Season tab, or call our office at (203)576-0263.  

Offer available only by calling GBS.

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

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Conductor Eric Jacobsen

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.                        See Program Notes

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017                                                            ARRIBA ESPANA!                                                                           with guest conductor Donald Palma, and guitarist Benjamin Verdery.                                                                See Program Notes

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.

For more information, click the 2017-18 Season tab.

The 2017-18 Season REVOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS is nearly upon us! 

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