Upcoming Events

Wind Serenades: Clarksville

October 26, 2014 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Wind Serenades: Nashville

October 27, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue N
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

 

ALEC WILDER  Serenade for Winds
ENESCU  Dixtuor, op.14 (1906)
DVOŘÁK  Serenade for Winds, Op. 44

 

Enescu and Dvořák capture the quintessential folk spirit of their native Romania and Czechoslovakia, respectively, in these two masterworks for orchestral winds. American Alec Wilder’s virtuosic Serenade provides a jazzy American counterpoint to a program of beautiful melodies and danceable rhythms.

  George Enescu


 Antonín Dvořák

 

 

Romantic Visions: Clarksville

February 08, 2015 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Romantic Visions: Nashville

February 09, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Grand Lodge of Tennessee
Freemasons Auditorium
100 7th Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37203

 

MOZART   Symphony No. 32 in G, K. 318 
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Visions and Miracles
MENDELSSOHN  Symphony No. 3 In A Minor, “Scottish

 

The grandeur of Mendelssohn’s masterful Scottish Symphony will bring to the stage the largest incarnation of the GCO yet. Mozart’s youthful Symphony No. 32 sets the stage for the energetic and hypnotic string writing in Visions and Miracles by GRAMMY®-nominated American composer Christopher Theofanidis.

   Christopher Theofanidis


Felix Mendelssohn

 

 

Appalachian Spring: Clarksville

April 19, 2015 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Appalachian Spring: Nashville

April 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue N
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

 

featuring Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
BERIO   Folk Songs  

CHRISTOPHER CHANDLER  Deep in Liquid Indigo 
BARBER  Adagio for Strings
COPLAND  Suite from Appalachian Spring

 

When Teresa Buchholz made her GCO debut in 2013 with Mahler’s Das Lied von Der Erde, the Nashville press hailed the collaboration as “transcendent.” Buchholz partners with the GCO in Berio’s intimate and colorful Folk Songs, a song cycle of melodies from around the world. Christopher Chandler is featured as the winner of the Young Composer Competition alongside two of the most iconic American works, Barber’s Adagio and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

   Teresa Buchholz


Aaron Copland


Past Events

Opening Night

August 30, 2012 - 7:30 PM

 

MENDELSSOHN  The Fair Melusine Overture
MICHAEL TORKE  Ash
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60 

 

Opening Night with the GCO brings to the stage a dazzling collection of works. Mendelssohn’s symphonic portrait of a fairy-tale mermaid sets the stage for American Michael Torke’s energetic and driving “color” music. The GCO’s first performance of a Beethoven symphony opens a dramatic season.

          

Gregory Wolynec


Michael Torke

 

 

Frankenstein!!

October 01, 2012 - 7:30 PM

featuring
Thomas King, chansonnier (tenor)
Black & Jones, visual artists
HK GRUBER
  Frankenstein!!

JOHN ADAMS  Chamber Symphony

 

Visual artists Black & Jones join the GCO for a performance of HK Gruber’s “pan-demonium” Frankenstein!!. Nursery rhymes, toy instruments and a potpourri of video devices will leave you speechless. Iconic American composer John Adams’s Chamber Symphony is one of the few works that could stand up to this level of excitement!!

           Thomas King


Black & Jones


John Adams

 

 

Winter Baroque

December 02, 2012 - 3:00 PM

Madison Sreet United Methodist Church 

featuring Jared Wilson, organist
Gregory Wolynec and Douglas Rose, conductors

also featuring

Hollie Dueker, soprano
Lisa Conklin-Bishop, mezzo soprano
Thomas King, tenor
Michael Burnette, baritone
Jeanette Zyko, oboe

 

Welcome in the Holiday season with the music of J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel and traditional carols at the Madison Street United Methodist Church, Clarksville, Tenn.

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Heavenly Strings

February 11, 2013 - 7:30 PM

featuring Michael Samis, cellist
AARON JAY KERNIS
  Musica Celestis

REINECKE  Cello Concerto, Op. 82
HAYDN  Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Drumroll

 

Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis is an Adagio for Strings for a new century. The GCO’s own Michael Samis presents the American première of Romantic era Reinecke’s lush cello concerto. One of Haydn’s most popular symphonies brings to a close a night of magical melodies.

 
           Michael Samis


Aaron Jay Kernis

 

 

The Song of the Earth: Clarksville

May 05, 2013 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

The Song of the Earth

May 06, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Second Presbyterian Church of Green Hills
3511 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37215

 

featuring
Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
Jason Slayden, tenor
Gregory Wolynec, conductor
and the Gateway Chamber Chorus, Douglas Rose, conductor


SCHUBERT  Die Junge Nonne and Die Forelle
ZEMLINKSY
  Frühlingsglaube

CHEN YI  Distance Can't Keep Us Two Apart
MAHLER  Das Lied von der Erde

 

While Gustav Mahler is often associated with vast forces and thunderous sonorities, the GCO turns its attention to one of his last and most personal works. Intimately scored for chamber orchestra and voices, The Song of the Earth is a moving contemplation on living, parting and salvation. Internationally acclaimed young American singers Teresa Buchholz and Jason Slayden join the GCO for this powerful performance. The GCO Chamber Choir sets the stage with a collage of works blending Viennese tradition, Chinese culture and thoughts of spring.

          

Teresa Buchholz


Jason Slayden


Grand Openings: Clarksville

September 15, 2013 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Grand Openings: Nashville

September 16, 2013 - 7:30 PM

East End United Methodist Church
1212 Holly Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206

 

HAYDN  Overture to La Vera Costanza
MOZART  Symphony No. 33 in B-flat, K. 319
TROY PETERS  Between Hills Briefly Green
HAYDN  Symphony No. 63 in C, La Roxelane

 

The GCO opens its fourth subscription season with an afternoon of charming melodies from Viennese masters Haydn and Mozart. Troy Peters’ tribute to summer in Vermont adds a nostalgic touch for music director Gregory Wolynec.

           Gregory Wolynec


Troy Peters

 

 

Romantic Strings: Clarksville

October 27, 2013 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Romantic Strings: Nashville

October 28, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue N
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

 

featuring Mingzhe Wang, clarinet
SCHREKER
  Intermezzo for Strings

COPLAND  Clarinet Concerto (original 1948 version)
MAHLER  Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
BRITTEN  Simple Symphony

 

Followers of the GCO are no strangers to the music of Franz Schreker. His Intermezzo opens an afternoon of lush music for strings to include Mahler’s musical love letter to his beloved Alma and Britten’s not-so-simple symphony for strings. The GCO’s own Mingzhe Wang is featured in Copland’s jazz-influenced concerto.

  Mingzhe Wang


 Britten

 

 

Carnival of the Animals: A Family Adventure

November 03, 2013 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

featuring Black & Jones, visual artists
SAINT-SAËNS
  Carnival of the Animals

 

The GCO teams up with visual artists Black & Jones for a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family. Join us at the zoo!

 

New special family pricing
for two adults and unlimited children:
Family - $30
Active Military Family - $20

 

For family package specials, please visit the box office in the APSU Mabry Hall lobby on Sunday, Nov. 3, 1-3pm before the concert or call the box office:
(931) 444-6240 or (615) 712-3683

 

Black & Jones


Carnival of the Animals 

 

 

Winter Baroque

December 08, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Madison Sreet United Methodist Church
319 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37041 

 

The GCO and Chamber Choir present their second installment of Baroque classics at Clarksville’s Madison Street United Methodist Church.

  Winter Baroque

 

Cumberland Bank & Trust

 

 

Wind Serenades: Clarksville

February 09, 2014 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Wind Serenades: Nashville

February 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Second Presbyterian Church of Green Hills
3511 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37215

 

STRAUSS   Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7
JOHN MARVIN  Octet
MOZART  Serenade in B-flat, Gran Partita, K.361/370a

 

In February of 2009, the winds of the GCO first performed Mozart’s landmark Gran Partita serenade. The critically acclaimed Wind Serenades recording that followed put the GCO on the musical map in America. Richard Strauss famously began and ended his career with masterworks for winds.

  John Marvin


Mozart

 

 

Historic Seconds: Clarksville

March 30, 2014 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

Historic Seconds: Nashville

March 31, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The Grand Lodge of Tennessee
Freemasons Auditorium
100 7th Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37203

 

Henry BRANT On the Nature of Things  

SCHOENBERG  Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36

 

Henry Brant's spatial tone poem captures the beauty of our performance space and sets the stage for two trailblazers of music history. Schoenberg’s second Chamber Symphony was completed over 30 years after he began work on it, but it marks a return to the richness of his early tonal works. Beethoven’s second symphony finds the composer’s heroic style emerging from his Classical roots.

  Beethoven

Classical Elegance: Clarksville

September 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tennessee

 

  The Leaf Chronicle

Classical Elegance: Nashville

September 15, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue N
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

 

featuring Charles Neidich, clarinet
JOHN CORIGLIANO  Voyage 

MOZART  Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622
FARRENC  Symphony No. 3 In G Minor, Op. 36

 

The GCO embarks on Season V: A Voyage in Versatility, with John Corigliano’s lush and imaginative Voyage for string orchestra. World-renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich joins us for one of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces. Reflecting the GCO’s commitment to rediscover overlooked treasures, the charming 3rd symphony of French Romantic Louise Farrenc rounds out the opening concert.

  John Corigliano


Charles Neidich

 

 

2014-15 Season opens with

Classical Elegance,
featuring Charles Neidich, clarinet


Clarksville
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 - 3pm

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

 

Nashville
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Avenue N
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

 

CORIGLIANO Voyage
MOZART Clarinet Concert
FARRENC
Symphony No. 3 in G Minor

 

 

The GCO embarks on Season V: A Voyage in Versatility, with John Corigliano’s lush and imaginative Voyage for string orchestra. World-renowned clarinetist Charles Neidich joins us for one of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces. Reflecting the GCO’s commitment to rediscover overlooked treasures, the charming 3rd symphony of French Romantic Louise Farrenc rounds out the opening concert.

 

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