Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Conductor Lawrence Loh, Joel Fan (piano)

Welcome to the GBS 2013-2014 Season - Conducting the Future!

In this special year for the GBS, 5 Finalist Conductors vy for the position as Principal Conductor replacing retired Maestro Gustav Meier. The 5 were chosen from over 150 applicants interested in following the steps of the legendary Meier, each with wonderful credentials. In addition to hearing great music by the orchestra for each concert in the season, the audience becomes part of the Conductor Search committee helping judge the conductor's performance and interpersonal communications when they get a chance to speak with the conductor at the end of the concert and vote.

Each finalist conductor has been paired with GBS Young Instrumentalists Competition winners performing a Beethoven Symphony using either piano, violin or both.  Each soloist is now an international artists and has premiered with GBS. Purchase tickets now!

Don't Miss a Moment of this Season! 

March 15, 2014

Beethoven Piano Concert No. 4 in G-major, opus 58

  

Conductor: Lawrence Loh

Lawrence Loh,  of Pittsburgh,  is resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and music director/conductor of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Soloist:     Joel Fan, piano.

In collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble, Joel Fan has  appeared in numerous venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and on the popular nationally televised programs Good Morning America and Late Night with David Letterman.

 

April 12, 2014

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, opus 37

  

Conductor: Jacomo Bairos

Jacomo Rafael Bairos,  a resident of Charlotte, N.C., is guest conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, where he has conducted subscription concerts  throughout the season; also an orchestral tubist.

Soloist:      Anita Chen, piano, violin.

A double prodigy at the violin and piano, Anita Chen is the 2009 GBS Young Instrumentalist Competition winner and debuted with GBS in October 2010.

 

All performances for this special year are at 7:30 PM. The Klein Memorial Auditorium, Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport is the proud home of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Secure parking; handicapped accessible.

 

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January

07
04:30 pm | January 07
Annual Epiphany Party 2018

What would it be without an annual Greater Bridgeport AGO social event? Join us for lots to eat, a chance to play and sing with fellow colleagues and toast the new year. Executive meeting starts at 3:30 pm - RSVP required.
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May

19
06:00 pm | May 19
Scholarship Winner Recital & Annual Dinner 2018

We are thrilled to have GBAGO scholarship winner David von Behren (Yale Masters of Organ Performance student and Organ Associate at Trinity Episcopal New Haven) join us for this wonderful year-end social gathering at the historic First Congregational Church, Fairfield - RSVP for scrumptious catered dinner to Carole Fanslow fanslow@juno.com by Monday, May 13.
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