Partnering with the Franklin Theatre for Premiere Season in Williamson County
Franklin, TN (July 20, 2015) Gateway Chamber Orchestra partners with the Franklin Theatre to announce its new home in the historic Main Street venue. After performing in multiple locations throughout the Nashville area since 2008, the GCO opens the 2015-16 season with the Franklin Theatre as its home. Subscription series are available now by calling the Franklin Theatre at (615) 538-2076 or online at http://www.franklintheatre.com.
The world-class Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents its 2015-16 season with well known masterworks including Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Beethoven’s powerful Eroica Symphony and Ravel’s mesmerizing score to Mother Goose. The orchestra will premiere music by Juilliard-trained composer Cristina Spinei as well as the world premiere of Different Bodies, by the award-winning composer Jeffrey Wood, which features baritone Jeffrey Williams. The season concludes with a new-music orchestral song-cycle by Judd Greenstein, written for indie-rock vocalist DM Stith. This exhilarating new work, commissioned in collaboration with the Detroit Symphony and North Carolina Symphony is set to the poetry of Walt Whitman, and celebrates home and one’s community.
The GCO has been a growing classical presence in Clarksville and Nashville since 2008. Offering performances with accomplished musicians who sparkle with enthusiasm, dynamic masterworks, lost treasures, and contemporary American composers, the GCO offers a tantalizing array of musical treats.
Gateway Chamber Music Director Gregory Wolynec says, “As the Gateway Chamber Orchestra continues to build a loyal following since launching our first Nashville season in the fall of 2013, it was imperative that we find the best possible home for our audience to enjoy a dynamic concert experience with our talented musicians. The Franklin Theatre is a stunning venue with terrific acoustics, offers a great box office experience with easy access to free parking for our audience in Williamson and Davidson Counties.”
Subscriptions for the four-concert series begin at $80 for Adults and $40 for Students and Military. A portion of each student ticket will go directly back to Williamson County Schools for music education. Subscriptions are available now.
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For additional information about the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, educational outreach programs or its Clarksville performances, visit www.GatewayChamberOrchestra.com.
The 2015-16 Season Masterworks Concert Series
Monday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m.
The Franklin Theatre
Opening Night with Schubert and Haydn
Cristina Spinei – Strut (world première)
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 3 in D Major
Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Join the Gateway Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music inspired by dance. Nashville-based Cristina Spinei premieres her new chamber orchestra arrangement of Strut. Schubert’s graceful Symphony No. 3 still sounds fresh – even as the piece turns 200 years old this year. Honoring the 150th birthday of Jean Sibelius, the GCO performs one of his signature works. Haydn’s cheerful Symphony No. 88 will send everyone home whistling the famous finale.
Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The Franklin Theatre
Clarence Cameron White – Elegy
Bela Bartók – Divertimento for Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
The GCO reaffirms the talent of Middle Tennessee native violinist and composer Clarence Cameron White with a performance of his peaceful Elegy. Bartók’s masterpiece for strings highlights soloists within the chamber orchestra with a joyful finish. The grand finale of Mozart’s sublime symphony enchants and energizes; don’t be surprised when its light and buoyant tempo has you secretly tapping your toes!
Monday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m.
The Franklin Theatre
Enchanting Tales with Jeffrey Williams, baritone
Giochinno Rossini – Il signor Bruschino Overture
Jeffrey Wood – Different Bodies (world première)
Maurice Ravel – Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose)
Rossini’s charming overture contrasts against Jeffrey Wood’s brooding world premiere, based on texts inspired by the Elephant Man. The GCO presents a full spectrum of contrasting musical fables and emotional tales, concluding with Ravel’s colorful Mother Goose, an enchanting garden of magic.
Monday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.
The Franklin Theatre
Our City with DM Stith, vocalist
Judd Greenstein – Mannahatta
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Eroica
The GCO pulls out all the stops for this exhilarating season conclusion. Judd Greenstein’s original score set to the poetry of Walt Whitman features the vocal acrobatics of genre blending DM Stith. Beethoven’s mighty Eroica Symphony captures the spirit of the GCO ranging from intimate sensitivity to inspirational exuberance.
Masterworks Concert Series (Four concerts)
Adults: $80 | $100 | $130
Students and Active Military $50 | $65 | $100
*Tickets for single concerts will go on sale Aug 17, 2015.
Gateway Chamber Orchestra Concert tickets are handled directly by the Franklin Theatre
Address: 419 Main St, Franklin, TN
Telephone: (615) 538-2076
Box Office hours:
Sunday & Monday, Noon – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
About The Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Visit GatewayChamberOrchestra.com to learn more.