Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est le 3 mars!
join us before the concert for a taste of france -- details below!
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. (Read all about it! Click here.)
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 (Fairfield's own!). The concert concludes with selections from Georges Bizet’s most famous work Carmen, whose dramatic themes are virtually a byword for opera.
vive les hors d'oeuvres!
JOIN US FOR WINE AND HEAVY HORS D'OEUVRES BEFORE THE CONCERT. As we have all season long, GBS will offer a pre-concert reception in the Upper Lobby of The Klein between 6 and 7 PM. Make a night of it! Meet friends old and new, and enjoy the wonderful catering of Best in Gourmet. $40 per person, open bar. Please call our office (203)576-0263 to reserve -- space is limited!
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; the Fairfield County Children's Choir; the University Singers of the University of Bridgeport; and baritone Thomas Woodman.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 STARS AND STRIPES with fiddler Jeremy Kittel, performing his new composition, and featuring Bridgeport's Harding High School Choir and the very best young musicians in the region from our Brass-Wind-Percussion Experience '18 program.
The 2017-18 Season REVOLUTIONS AND REVELATIONS is nearly upon us!
Want to hear a sample? Click above!