“For me, it’s an honor to be conducting the Greater Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra. I love making music and so do the musicians. They are so generous with their instruments. They care so much and enjoy what they do,” said Eric Jacobsen, the orchestra’s conductor and a much-honored cellist.
Eric Jacobsen has been with the orchestra a couple of years, but his presence, style and enthusiasm have given the orchestra new energy and dedication that can be heard and felt as they play. This is their 70th season and the Dec. 12 program, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and the Fairfield University Chamber Singers, is a stunning choice. Soloists that evening will be soprano Sara Heaton, tenor Alex Richardson, mezzo soprano Nerea Berraondo, and bass-baritone Stephen Bryant.