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Austin Peay State University’s annual GuitarFest to be held February 16th and 17th

 

The APSU Music DepartmentClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the annual APSU GuitarFest, which will feature guest artist concerts, lectures and workshops.

The concerts take place on Monday, February 16th and Tuesday, February 17th at 7:30pm in the Music/Mass Communication Building’s Mabry Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

APSU Professor of Music Stanley Yates playing at GuitarFest.

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra Spring Series Subscriptions Offered for Holiday Giving

 

Gateway Chamber Orchestra offers 2-Concert package

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces a 2-Concert Spring Series subscription including Romantic Visions and Appalachian Spring. Give the gift of the GCO! A specially priced subscription is being offered for a limited time – now is the perfect opportunity to give a GCO concert experience this holiday season. The GCO has built its reputation for delivering adventurous programming and world-class performances performed in intimate venues, showcasing the best of contemporary and traditional classical music.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra opens 5th season with Classical Elegance with Charles Neidich

 

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Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra has built its reputation for delivering adventurous programming and world-class performances performed in intimate venues. With exceptional musicality and bold selections created to engage audiences, the GCO showcases the best of traditional and contemporary classical music.

“We are so fortunate to have Charles Neidich join us for this great masterpiece by Mozart. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on this beautiful piece, and Mozart is one of our specialties,” states Music Director Gregory Wolynec.

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

Gregory Wolynec directing the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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Austin Peay State University Acuff Chairs of Excellence to receive visit from several renowned musicians this year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – When Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto first premiered in Prague in October 1791, the famed piece sounded much different than what audiences often hear today.

The composer’s friend, Anton Stadler, used a basset clarinet in that first performance, but the instrument fell out of favor in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Modern performances of the work are simply faint echoes of the how the piece was originally conceived.

Charles Neidich

Charles Neidich

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Austin Peay State University choral program continues busy season with October 22nd Concert

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This fall is shaping up to be a busy semester for Austin Peay State University Choral Activities. In early September, the University’s three choral groups – Vocal Ease, University Choir and Chamber Singers – performed for the Tennessee Board of Regents dinner at APSU.

A few weeks later, the Chamber Singers traveled to Nashville for a performance at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center as part of the Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music event.

APSU Chamber Singers

APSU Chamber Singers

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra brings powerful Gustav Mahler work to Middle Tennessee May 5th-6th

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – In 1907, the great Austrian composer Gustav Mahler had a bad year. First, he lost his job as director of the Vienna State Opera. Then, in July, his young daughter Maria died after a brief illness. While grieving this loss, Mahler was diagnosed with a terminal heart condition.

In the months that followed, the composer found solace in a book of Chinese Tang Dynasty poetry titled “The Chinese Flute.” As he read the works, translated into German, a composition slowly took shape in his head.

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APSU hosts annual Guitar Festival February 18th-20th

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the annual guitar festival this February, featuring guest artist concerts and master classes.

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra changes Identity as New Season Begins

 

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – The Gateway Chamber Orchestra, which kicks off its third subscription season at 7:30pm on August 30th, can’t be accused of lacking ambition.

“Our goal is to be one of the world’s great chamber orchestras,” Dr. Gregory Wolynec, the ensemble’s conductor, said recently. “There is a great symphony orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, 45 minutes down the road. We offer something different. The energy and spirit of this group has been just magical.”

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Gateway Chamber Orchestra

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APSU’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

 

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Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In March of 2011, an obituary appeared in the New York Times announcing the death of the great American composer Lee Hoiby at the age of 85.

The article championed his career, mentioning such notable works as his 1964 opera “Natalia Petrovna,” but for those who knew Hoiby, his death left something unfinished – an unperformed flute concerto he wrote 17 years earlier.

APSU's Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

APSU's Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents world premiere of famed composers work

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Great Escape Theaters in Clarksville to carry the 2011-2012 season of the The Met: Live in HD

 

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HDClarksville, TNThe Metropolitan Opera‘s Emmy and Peabody award-winning series of live, high-definition performance transmissions returns to Great Escape theaters this fall.

The sixth season of The Met: Live in HD began with Donizetti’s Anna Bolena on Saturday, October 15th, 2011 and will feature eleven live performances that run through May 2012.

All live events take place on Saturdays. Don’t miss the chance to experience the excitement of the Metropolitan Opera, including interviews and behind-the-scenes features exclusive to the Live in HD series, all at your neighborhood movie theater!


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