Holiday Interlude mixed exquisite Tchaikovsky with holiday singalongs, featured great young talent, and sent the audience home floating on the cold winter air. Eric Jacobsen charmed the crowd of over 1100, and welcomed the fabulous cellist Allison Eldredge to the stage at The Klein, along with prodigies Zoe Lonsinger (violin) and Hudson Ragins (piano). Bridgeport's own chanteuse Maureen Hamill joined in the fun, bringing friends and 17 youth singers from the After School at The Klein (ASK) program along to lead the singalongs.
"This is the best holiday concert I've been to in years!" said many concertgoers. Jacobsen blended Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and excerpts from The Nutcracker with Strauss' Tales from the Vienna Woods and such seasonal favorites as O Holy Night, Hanukkah Night, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night and Joy to the World. A highlight of the night came at the top of the second half, when Allison Eldredge on cello led her students Lonsinger and Ragins in a masterful trio version of Waltz of the Flowers, joined by the entire 53-piece GBS orchestra for the finale; the ovation lasted several minutes.
"This is my favorite time of year!" said Jacobsen from the stage. It showed!
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revolutions and revelations continues on march 3!
Eric Jacobsen performing the Ravel String Quartet on CT STYLE with members of (GBYO) in 2016.
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, 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!
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