Greater Bridgeport Symphony STARS AND STRIPES

04/28/2018

910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT Phone: (203) 576-0263.

At the Klein. What is the music of the American Revolution -- since symphonic music didn't take root in America until almost the 20th century? American music was song, and so GBS is commissioning (with the Orlando Symphony) a new composition: the songs of the American Revolution and Civil War by Jeremy Kittel, who will also solo on violin. The Northeast premiere of an American anthem! Then we move into Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, and celebrate two composers who could have only sprung to life in America: George Gershwin and Scott Joplin -- with a new arrangement from his opera Treemonisha.