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Gateway Chamber Orchestra Unveils 2018-19 Season

Tickets are on sale now for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Season – “Inspiration Abounds.”

The four-concert Masterworks Series will explore composers that have shaped the Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) over the past decade, culminating with a new festival dedicated to Franz Joseph Haydn in April. Internationally acclaimed soloists are scheduled to perform, including Los Angeles Philharmonic principal clarinet Boris Allakhverdyan.

Join the GCO for a classical musical experience that will surprise and entertain as you listen to some of the most noteworthy musicians in the Southeast. This season begins with a slate of American originals, and the following concerts feature other GCO favorites, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

“The 2018-2019 season is a celebration of our first 10 years,” said Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec. “Each program will take a closer look at composers and works that have shaped our identity with prominent American composers, fascinating works from the Second Viennese School, as well as Mozart and Haydn. This is a celebration of the music that has launched our orchestra!”

Season tickets (includes four events) begin at $50 for students/military and $80 for adults. The Gateway Chamber Orchestra performs at the Franklin Theatre, with concerts on Monday evenings.

For more information about the GCO, visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com. For tickets, call the Franklin Theater box office at (615) 538-2076 or visit franklintheatre.com. Season tickets are on sale now. Individual concert tickets will be available Aug. 6.

MASTERWORKS SERIES

American Originals with Boris Allakhverdyan

Monday, September 24th, 7:30 p.m.

Cristina Spinei – Clarinet Concerto

Aaron Copland – Clarinet Concerto

Aaron Copland – Quiet City

Philip Glass – Symphony No. 3

This All American line-up features favorites by Copland, a mesmerizing work by Philip Glass and a new work from the pen of Middle Tennessee’s own Cristina Spinei. It marks the first full line-up of American composers in the GCO’s history, featuring clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

 

Unexpected Beauty

Monday, November 5th, 7:30 p.m.

Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz

Alban Berg/arr. Alfred Bartles – Sonata, Op. 1

Arnold Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony, Op. 9

The GCO transports you to Vienna for a truly memorable musical experience. Explore the transformation of classical tonality in the 20th century with works by Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils as you discover these beautiful pieces by masters of the Second Viennese School.

 

Magical Mozart

Monday, January 28th, 7:30 p.m.

Richard Strauss – Serenade, Op. 7

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 36 Linz

Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Orchestral Suite No. 4 Mozartiana

The lineup of beloved treasures features three renowned composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Enjoy the stunning strains of the symphony penned for the Austrian town of Linz, while Serenade, Op. 7 and the Mozartiana suite serve as a tribute to Mozart’s influence on two later master composers.

 

Haydn Festival

Monday, April 8th, 7:30 p.m.

Program to be announced

The GCO’s final concert of the season is a celebration of the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, composer of 106 symphonies. Nuanced performances of works by Haydn have appeared in every season of the GCO and have defined the orchestra’s sound and approach.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GCO: Visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com.

FOR TICKETS: Call the Franklin Theater box office at (615) 538-2076 or visit franklintheatre.com. Season tickets are on sale now. Individual concert tickets will be available Aug. 6.


The GCO is a nationally-recognized cultural institution committed to enriching lives through innovative concerts, distinctive recordings and inspiring educational programs. Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO performs in two permanent homes – The Franklin Theatre in Franklin and the Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Landmark Celebration

THE GATEWAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF ITS MASTERWORKS SERIES: LANDMARK CELEBRATION

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is proud to present its final concert of the 2017-18 season, The Masterworks Series: Landmark Celebration at the Franklin Theatre on April 30th.

This concert features Ludwig van Beethoven’s Lenore Overture No. 3, Aaron Jay Kernis’ Musica Celestis and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 in C.

Beethoven’s overture sets the stage for an evening of inspiring music. Kernis’ spacious and enchanting celestial music soothes the soul. The triumphant third symphony of Sibelius brings an adventurous season to a close.

“Beethoven’s music has been a source of so much inspiration for the GCO that it seems only right to tie up the 2017-18 season with this heroic overture,” explains Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director. “We first performed Kernis’ modern Adagio for Strings five years ago as a special tribute and we are delighted to revisit this gorgeous work.”

The largest orchestra that the GCO has ever assembled will perform Sibelius’ classically modeled symphony, which takes the audience on a musical journey ending with a rousing climax to the entire season, and the GCO’s first 10 years.

 

The Franklin Masterworks Series:

LANDMARK CELEBRATION

Monday, April 30th, 2018 7:30 p.m. – Franklin, TN

 

Pieces Performed:

Ludwig van Beethoven – Leonore Overture No. 3

Aaron Jay Kernis – Musica Celestis

Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 3 in C

 

The Franklin Theatre,  419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37264

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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents Brilliant Colors

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is pleased to present the second performance in their 2017-2018 Masterworks Series, “Brilliant Colors.”

This concert features three beautiful and rarely heard works in which the composers employ color, in the form of orchestral sound. The GCO will be performing Franz Schreker’s Chamber Symphony, Ottorino Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano and Aaron Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches. 
 
The first piece, Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker, has interesting writing for orchestral instruments including percussion, harp, celesta and a type of organ. The second piece is by Respighi, a name many people associate with a massive orchestra and his brilliant tone-poems about Rome (Pines, of Rome, Fountains of Rome), but he wrote a number of beautiful works for smaller orchestra including this colorful piece based on three famous paintings by Botticelli.  Finally the third piece is by Aaron Copland, and the GCO has championed his works since their first season. The energetic Latin American sketches is rarely heard but is a wonderful piece by an iconic American composer. 
 
“We recorded the Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker on our Chamber Symphonies disc,” explains Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director. “Preparing it 7 years later is like getting reacquainted with an old friend that we have missed.”
 
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Franklin Theatre Box Office at 615.538.2076 or click here to purchase online.