Greater Bridgeport Symphony - Meet & Greet Conductor Eric Jacobsen

Meet & Greet the GBS Finalist Principal Conductor Series

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. Orin Grossman or Dr. Joe Utterback 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 .


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December 10, 2013 - Eric Jacobsen - Trumbull Congregational Church


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.
Music by Orin Grossman, Professor of Fine Arts at Fairfield University, a member of the GBS Board of Trustees and Chair of the Music Advisory Committee. Dr. Grossman has a particular fondness for the music of George Gershwin.
The event will take place at the historic (1899) reception room of the Trumbull Congregational Church,   3115 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611 (directly off White Plains Road, Trumbull easily accessible to both the Merritt Parkway and Interstate 95/RT 8 connector.)

Trumbull Congregational Church


March 11, 2014 - Lawrence Loh - Bellermine Hall, Fairfield University


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.

Music by society pianist David Harris.  David is a noted piano recording artist, entertainer, vocalist, and church musician. He is Director of Music at St. Thomas Acquinas RC Church, Fairfield, and a favorite entertainer for GBS events.

The event will be held in the Great Room of the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

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.



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Potluck Picnic and Board Meeting 2018

Celebrate a wonderful summer and share programs for the upcoming year with your fellow AGO members at the home of Dean, Frank Martignetti, Black Rock, Bridgeport.
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