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eric jacobsen is back!

Check out our Eric "at home" in this great CT Post article!

OUR NEXT CONCERT:  MUSIC OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR AND LATIN AMERICA.  VIVA LA REVOLUCION!

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PREMIERE A BIG HIT

 

The start of an epic season!

GBS' world tour Revolutions and Revelations opened to numerous ovations on Saturday night, September 16.  

Eric Jacobsen returned to our podium for his fourth season with a survey of Russian music, before and after the Russian Revolution of 1917:  Glinka, Paert, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.  Piano virtuoso Alex Beyer performed a rapturous Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, followed by an encore and several minutes of standing ovation.  The concert was preceded by a gala Opening Night Reception in The Klein's upper lobby -- Moscow Mules (with vodka made locally by Asylum Distilleries of Bridgeport) and sumptuous Russian hors d'oeuvres.  "Music Lovers of the World Unite" was the first of five series concerts this season, three others of which explore the music of the Spanish Civil War, the French Revolution and the American Revolution.  The December concert will, as usual, feature holiday favorites with great classics associated with the season.  Hear more about the concert and the season in this WICC interview.

what a deal:  if you loved what you saw and heard at our first concert, SINGLE TICKETS FROM THE SEPTEMBER 16 CONCERT ARE CONVERTIBLE TO 5-CONCERT GOLD SUBSCRIPTIONS BY CALLING or emailing THE GBS OFFICE!

Gold Subscriptions save 20% over regular ticket price, and come with a voucher for a free seat to any of our Season 72 concerts.

3-CONCERT SILVER SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE AT 15% DISCOUNT.

be with gbs for the entire season in 2017-18

revolutions and revelations

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 new season.  Click here to find out more!     5-concert and 3-concert subscriptions now available!   The PERFECT gift idea:  GBS TICKETS! Give the gift of music this year, with season tickets for 2017-18, or get 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 new season.  Click here to find out more!  

 

5-concert and 3-concert subscriptions now available!

 

The PERFECT gift idea:  GBS TICKETS!

Give the gift of music this year, with season tickets for 2017-18, or get 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        

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

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! 

Want to hear a sample?  Click above!