Clarksville, TN – On Sunday, September 29th, 2019, the Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host their first concert of the 2019-20 season Masterworks Series at 7:30pm. Season tickets are on sale now, as well as tickets for the opening concert titled ‘Artistry of Lorna McGhee.’
Gateway Chamber Orchestra kicks off their emotion-packed new season – Emotion Abounds – with powerful works from Gabriel Faure, Carl Reinecke and Franz Schubert.
The orchestra welcomes Lorna McGhee, principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony, for Reinecke’s gripping concerto. Schubert provides a dramatic finale to the season opener with his “Tragic” symphony.
The Masterworks Series includes four concerts exploring established masterworks, overlooked treasures and works by contemporary American composers. The season will culminate with the annual ‘America’s Haydn Festival’ on April 5th, 2020.
Individual ticket prices range from $18.00 to $30.00 with discounts given to students and active duty military or reserve.
For more information about the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, visit www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com
For tickets, call the Gateway Chamber Orchestra box office at 931.444.6240 or visit www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra 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 George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee.
The four concerts in the Masterworks Series include:
Artistry of Lorna McGhee
Sunday, September 29th, 7:30pm.
Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas and Mélisande Suite
Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee, flute
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 4 in C minor
The GCO kicks off an emotion-packed new season with powerful works from Gabriel Faure, Carl Reinecke and Franz Schubert. The orchestra welcomes Lorna McGhee, principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony, for Reinecke’s gripping concerto. Schubert provides a dramatic finale to the season opener with his “Tragic” symphony.
Sunday, November 3rd, 4:00pm.
Ottorino Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Set III
Claude Debussy – Danses with Paula Bressman, harp
Arnold Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht)
Soar through darkness into light with this dramatic program of works by the renowned Ottorino Respighi, Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg. GCO harpist Paula Bressman casts light onto the beautiful Danses with grace and elegance. Schoenberg’s stunning Transfigured Night pushes the GCO’s boundaries to new heights in a performance you will not want to miss.
Sunday, January 26th, 4:00pm.
Felix Mendelssohn – Nocturno
Jacques Ibert – Cello Concerto with Meghan Berindean, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenade in Bb, K. 361/370a, “Gran Partita”
The GCO tugs at heartstrings in this concert featuring GCO cellist, Meghan Berindean. Works from Felix Mendelssohn and Jacques Ibert lead up to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s powerful Gran Partita serenade, a “signature” work for the GCO featured on our debut recording and received national media praise.
America’s Haydn Festival
Sunday, April 5th, 4:00pm.
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La passione”
Franz Joseph Haydn – “Lord Nelson” Mass
The final Masterworks concert honors the late Franz Joseph Haydn at our second Annual America’s Haydn Festival. The multi-day event includes string quartet, full orchestra and choir performances of works from the famed composer.
Special performances and events include:
Family Concert: Nutcracker Suite with Anna Celenza
Sunday, November 17th, 2:00pm instrument ‘petting zoo’ / 3:00 p.m. concert
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite
Duke Ellington – Nutcracker Suite
The whole family will enjoy this special kid-friendly event featuring award-winning author Anna Celenza. The performance includes a multi-media experience with the Nutcracker Suite as reinvented by Duke Ellington, as well as an instrument ‘petting zoo.’
Sunday, December 8th, 4:00pm.
The GCO Chamber Choir joins us to celebrate the holidays in the annual Winter Baroque featuring Baroque classics and the crowd favorite sing-along. The performance will be held at Madison Street United Methodist Church.
BBQ, Brews & Beethoven
Saturday, May 16th, 5:30pm.
Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring
Our season finale includes a laid back, delicious array of food and music at Clarksville Regional Airport. The featured work will be Copland’s Appalachian Spring in a casual setting with GCO musicians, savory BBQ and local craft beers.