Music : Coming Events

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    Booker T. Jones
    September 11, 2015

    It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.

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    Paul Williams - Songwriter
    September 12, 2015

    Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world. An Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning Hall of Fame songwriter, his songs, from “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” to “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “The Rainbow Connection,” have touched millions of people for generations...

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    Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Opening Night with Schubert and Haydn
    September 21, 2015

    Join the Gateway Chamber Orchestra for an evening of music inspired by dance. The GCO is excited to premiere the new chamber orchestra arrangement of Strut by Nashville-based Cristina Spinei.

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    Restless Heart & Friends, An Evening for OneGenAway
    September 22, 2015

    Award winning country group Restless Heart headlines a benefit to raise awareness for OneGenAway, a non-profit committed to wiping hunger off the face of America.

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    Heritage Blues Orchestra
    September 24, 2015

    The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all.

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    Songwriters in the Round
    September 25, 2015

    Thom Schuyler wrote songs recorded by more than 200 various artists including "16th Avenue" for Lacy J. Dalton, "Love Will Turn You Around" for Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" for Michael Martin Murphey.

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    John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting with String Quartet
    September 29, 2015

    Tuesday, September, 29th, 2015. Never has the phrase "he shoots, he scores" been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik...

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    Jake Shimabukuro
    October 13, 2015

    Consider the humble ukulele. It’s an adaptation of a stringed instrument that traveled with Portuguese immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane fields of Hawaii...

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    Mark O'Connor - American Classics
    October 16, 2015

    American Classics identifies the cornerstones of repertoire, style and wonderful diversity of A New American School of String Playing.

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    Pat Boone's Music and Memories
    October 17, 2015

    Between 1956 and 1963, Boone made some 54 chart appearances, many of them with two-sided hits; his biggest smashes included the number one records "Don't Forbid Me," "Love Letters in the Sand," and "April Love," all three issued in 1957.

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  • Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Quintessential Mozart thumbnail
    Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Quintessential Mozart
    October 19, 2015

    The GCO reaffirms the talent of Clarksville-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.

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    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    October 31, 2015

    Together for over 22 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows.

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    The Four Freshmen
    November 7, 2015

    The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, and formed the bridge between '40s ensembles like Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys as well as groups like Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer.

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    Old Dominion in Concert to Benefit the Autism Education Center
    November 11, 2015

    Old Dominion in concert to benefit the Autism Education Center, a division of the Autism Foundation of Tennessee (AFT). Old Dominion is one the hottest new country/rock bands on the radio today with hits such as “Break up with him...

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    Danny Wright with Philip Wesley
    November 19, 2015

    In the 1980s, Danny Wright emerged as the first of the Contemporary Piano superstars, an honor that he holds to this day. His warm personality, heart-based music, and contemporary style has made him a household name, buoyed by the popularity of the Black and White Series.

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    Colin Hay
    February 6, 2016

    Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”)...

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    Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Enchanting Tales
    February 8, 2016

    Rossini’s charming overture is juxtaposed 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.

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    Gateway Chamber Orchestra: Our City
    April 11, 2016

    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...

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