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Gateway Chamber Orchestra to perform Transfigured Night, November 3rd

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, 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.

Tickets are available now for the Masterworks Series performance Transfigured Night as well as season tickets for the 2019-20 season – Emotion Abounds.

Tickets are available now for the Masterworks Series performance Transfigured Night as well as season tickets for the 2019-20 season – Emotion Abounds.

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:

Masterworks Series

Transfigured Night

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.

 

 

Gran Partita

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’ / 3:00pm 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.’

 

 

Winter Baroque

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.


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