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The Sound Will be HUGE!!!

“The sound will be huge,” says GBS Operations Manager Mark Halstead.  “Over 80 professional musicians will take the stage, more than at any Greater Bridgeport Symphony concert in decades.” Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, known as “The Giant” because of its scope and proportions – five movements as opposed to the traditional four for symphonies – marked a Read more…

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Eric Jacobsen Is “Conducting” Beautiful Music

Eric Jacobsen, a Long Island native, is the brand new conductor at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra. The 32-year old went to Julliard, is an accomplished cellist and conducts around the world with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma with his Silk Road Ensemble. The Los Angeles Times describes Jacobsen as a man helping to ensure “the future of Read more…

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