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Clarksville, TN – Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host Transfigured Night, their second Masterworks Series concert of the 2019-20 season, on Sunday, November 3rd, at 4:00pm.
Soar through darkness into light with the dramatic program of works by the renowned Ottorino Respighi, Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg. GCO harpist Paula Bressman casts light onto Debussy’s 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.
The Masterworks Series includes four concerts exploring established masterworks, overlooked treasures and works by contemporary American composers. This season, titled Emotion Abounds, presents a slate of powerful and emotional programs featuring favorite composers of the GCO, including Mozart, Schubert, Schoenburg, and, of course, Haydn, who will be celebrated in the annual America’s Haydn Festival on April 5th, 2020.
The season also includes a number of special events, such as the annual Family Series concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite with a special reading by celebrated children’s author Anna Celenza, and the holiday favorite Winter Baroque. The season will culminate with the 2nd annual BBQ, Brews & Beethoven featuring Copland’s Appalachian Suite, local craft beer and delicious BBQ.
Individual ticket prices to Transfigured Night range from $18.00 to $30.00 with discounts given to students and active duty military or reserve. For more information about the GCO, visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com. For tickets, call the GCO box office at 931.444.6240 or visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com
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 George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and the Franklin Theatre in Franklin Tennessee.
The concerts in the Masterworks Series include:
Sunday, November 3rd, 4:00pm
Ottorino Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Set III
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
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”
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’ / 3:00pm concert
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – 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.
TopicsAPSU, APSU George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Clarksville Regional Airport, Clarksville TN, Franklin Theatre, Franklin TN, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Gregory Wolynec, Madison Street United Methodist Church
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