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.
Join GBS board members, subscribers and friends in one, two, or all five of the Tuesday evenings Meet & Greet events that will be held in the same week as the Saturday evening concert at area establishments. Each event will run between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM and provides the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the conductor candidate in an informal setting. Wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be provided. Background music will be provided by pianists David Harris, Dr. Joe Utterback, or Orin Grossman depending on evening.
Donations are $25/person per event. Single events or the whole series can be reserved online, the GBS office at 203.576.0263 or emailing email@example.com .
Save the Dates and Join Us!
September 24, 2013 - Constantine Kitsopoulos - The Patterson Club of Fairfield
Constantine Kitsopoulos, of Chatham, N.J., is artistic director of the International OK Mozart Festival in Oklahoma, music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York and music director of the Festival of the Arts Boca in Florida.
Music by celebrated American Jazz Pianist, Dr. Joe Utterback. Dr. Joe gives numerous solo concerts throughout Fairfield County and the United States. He is Director of Music, First Congregational Church,
Stratford, and Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University.
The Patterson Club of Fairfield (click for directions)
October 22, 2013 - Jonathan Andrew Govias - location TBA
Jonathan Andrew Govias, a resident of Boston, is a conductor, author and public speaker who focuses on social music theory and practice. He is also resident conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada.
December 10, 2013 - Eric Jacobsen - location TBA
Eric Jacobsen, a resident of New York, was identified by the Los Angeles Times as helping to ensure "the future of classical music in America." A cellist of renown, Jacobsen is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and a member of the faculty at New York University, where he conducts orchestras and teaches cello and chamber music.
March 11, 2014 - Lawrence Loh - location TBA
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.
April 8, 2014 - Jacomo Bairos - location TBA
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.