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Conductor Eric Jacobsen says goodbye to the Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Photo of conductor Eric Jacobsen holding a conducting baton.
Greater Bridgeport Symphony
Eric Jacobsen

Eric Jacobsen is completing his final season with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. Today on Where We Live, we talk to Eric about his work as a conductor, and we’ll also hear about the search for the next Greater Bridgeport Symphony conductor.

The performing art took a huge financial hit during the pandemic, but the Greater Bridgeport Symphony found a way to gather and perform during this time.

We hear about its commitment to serving the Greater Bridgeport community and its work to get the children interested in classical music.

Have questions about what life is like working in an orchestra? We want to hear from you.


  • Eric Jacobsen: Conductor at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony orchestra. He is also a cellist and a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project
  • Mark Halstead: Executive Director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony
  • Chelsea Tipton II: Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas, in Beaumont, Texas. He also serves as the Principal Pops Director for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut

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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.