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2016-17 Season

two more great concerts this season.

a unique gift idea!

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Here's what's coming this season:

saturday march 18, 2017

bernstein at 99!

Leonard Bernstein would be 99 years old in 2017, and GBS celebrates his music with Bernstein at 99! on Saturday, March 18.  The Connecticut Chamber Choir and the Fairfield County Children’s Choir will join GBS in presenting the Dance Suite from West Side Story and Chichester Psalms.  The second half of the concert brings French romance, with Ravel’s Tzigane (Deborah Wong, GBS concertmaster, soloist) and Debussy’s Nocturnes.

saturday april 22, 2017

gbs celebrates spring

The season closes with GBS Celebrates Spring, with guest conductor Jonathan Yates of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, who will solo on Bach’s Keyboard Concerto.  The concert also includes Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks – a celebration of gardens blooming in springtime – and the quintessential spring composition, Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, the Pastorale.                                                                         PROGRAM NOTES

Get a sneak-peek at what's in store for 2017-18:  GBS's seventy-second season will be announced in march and april.

get ready for some excitement . . .

students and families

Special discounts are available to students (under 19 years of age) and families by calling our office.  GBS aims to make symphonic music available and affordable to everyone in our community.

The Symphony can be a life-changer, especially in the hyper-digitalized world of today.  The music of GBS is more relevant now than ever.  Kids who are exposed to symphonic music end up better students.  It’s a healthy break from their iPhones!

family of five for fifty-five-fifty!

 To make the symphony more accessible for families, GBS is offering discounted Family Pack Tickets this season.  A family of five can attend a GBS concert for as little as $55.50.  It’s less than the cost of a movie, and it’s truly high quality live entertainment. 

Parents/guardians get 15% off regular pricing in any seating section at The Klein Memorial Auditorium; young people age 19 and under get their tickets for only $10 apiece.  See a pricing chart.

Parents, bring your children out to the Symphony for a night they'll never forget!  No amps, no electronics, no gimmicks -- just pure music, made right in front of you.

It's a one-of-a-kind, original experience.

Family pack tickets must be purchased through the gbs office.  please call (203)576-0263 for details.

college students:  $10 rush tickets available at the door (6:45 PM) - must show valid student i.d.


the doris and herbert harrington pre-concert lecture series


Ticket holders for GBS concerts are invited to 30-minute pre-concert talks, designed to provide background on the composers and works being performed.

The auditorium doors open at 6:45 PM for the talks.  You are invited to sit up close, in the Front Orchestra section, for the talk, and move to your own seats after 7:30 PM for the evening's concert.

Presenting our lectures are two distinguished GBS Trustees:  Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, a Professor of Music at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and an active journalist and writer, and Dr. Orin Grossman, Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, and active interpreter and piano recitalist presenting the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the globe.

This series is named in honor of longtime Chairman of the Board Doris Harrington and her husband Herb, who continue to work diligently for (and generously support) GBS.

We hope you take advantage of this special way to enhance your appreciation for works chosen for each of our concerts.