Gateway Chamber Orchestra 2020-21
“Playing Our Part by Staying Apart”

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra has been continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our Middle Tennessee community as we plan our activities for the upcoming season. An important study of how playing various orchestral instruments in different types of venues has just begun to shed light on how we will be able to proceed in the months ahead. Out of an abundance of caution, and with information provided from our recent audience survey, we have decided against scheduling any formal concerts for the remainder of calendar year 2020. That doesn’t mean we won’t be busy finding new ways to delight and educate new and existing audiences. Here is what we plan to do-

We are currently hard at work creating a series of educational videos that pair GCO musicians with elementary classroom music teachers. These videos and corresponding educational materials will be able to provide much needed content for students and schools in our community. Based around renowned children’s stories, each installment will introduce students to music from a wide range of cultures in an engaging fashion that they can share at home with their families. Watch for the unveiling of this series beginning in September.

We are completely committed to presenting concerts during 2021. If the state of the virus allows for traditionally presented programs, then we will look forward to greeting you in both Clarksville and Franklin as we have for years. If we need to adapt, we will be ready to present programs in alternative fashions. This may include social distancing, multiple performances for reduced audiences or video streaming.

These are uncertain times for all of us. We have been the fortunate recipients of an NEA CARES Act grant which is allowing us to support our musicians as they help our communities in new ways. Now more than ever, we need YOUR support to help us continue our mission of enriching lives through innovative concerts, distinctive recordings and inspiring educational programs. We ask that you consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the GCO continue this important work.

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On behalf of our entire organization, please know how much we look forward to welcoming you back to the concert hall. In the meantime, please accept our best wishes for continued good health and safety as we all face this unprecedented crisis. If we all play our part, we will welcome better days just as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

Gregory Wolynec
Music Director


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CLARKSVILLE, TN

GEORGE AND SHARON MABRY CONCERT HALL
Austin Peay State University
(931) 444-6240 or (615) 712-3683

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The Masterworks Series

ARTISTRY OF LORNA McGHEE
Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas and Mélisande Suite
Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 4 in C minor

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TRANSFIGURED NIGHT
Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
Ottorino Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Set III
Claude Debussy – Danses with Paula Bressman, harp
Arnold Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht)

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GRAN PARTITA
Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
Felix Mendelssohn – Nocturno
Jacques Ibert – Cello Concerto with Meghan Berindean, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenade in Bb, K. 361/370a Gran Partita

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AMERICA’S HAYDN FESTIVAL

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Omer Quartet  (www.omerquartet.com)
at First Presbyterian Church, Clarksville

Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet No. 3 in G minor, Op. 20
Caroline Shaw – Blueprint
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

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AMERICA’S HAYDN FESTIVAL

Sunday, April 5, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor La passione
Franz Joseph Haydn – ‘Lord Nelson’ Mass

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FAMILY CONCERT
NUTCRACKER SUITE with ANNA CELENZA

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Pyoty Ilych Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite
Duke Ellington – Nutcracker Suite

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WINTER BAROQUE
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
at Madison Street United Methodist Church

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BBQ, BREWS & BEETHOVEN
Friday, August 21, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.
at Clarksville Regional Airport
Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring

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FRANKLIN, TN

THE FRANKLIN THEATRE
419 Main Street, Franklin, TN 37264
(615) 538-2076

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The Masterworks Series

ARTISTRY OF LORNA McGHEE
Monday, September 30, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas and Mélisande Suite
Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 4 in C minor

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TRANSFIGURED NIGHT
Monday, November 4, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Ottorino Respighi – Ancient Airs and Dances Set III
Claude Debussy – Danses with Paula Bressman, harp
Arnold Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklärte Nacht)

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GRAN PARTITA
Monday, January 27, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Felix Mendelssohn – Nocturno
Jacques Ibert – Cello Concerto with Meghan Berindean, cello
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenade in Bb, K. 361/370a Gran Partita

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AMERICA’S HAYDN FESTIVAL

Friday, April 3, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.

Omer Quartet  (www.omerquartet.com)
at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Franklin

Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet No. 3 in G minor, Op. 20
Caroline Shaw – Blueprint
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat Major, Op. 18

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AMERICA’S HAYDN FESTIVAL

Monday, April 6, 2020 – 7:30 p.m.
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor La passione
Franz Joseph Haydn – ‘Lord Nelson’ Mass

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Special Events

BBQ, BREWS & BEETHOVEN
Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring

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Featured Performers

Lorna McGhee, Flute
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Paula Bressman, Harp
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Anna Celenza, Author
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Meghan Berindean, Cello
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Events

Masterworks Series

The GCO’s four-concert Masterworks Series debuted in 2010 and is currently presented on Sunday afternoons in Clarksville and Monday evenings in Franklin. Our unique programming philosophy combines beloved masterworks, overlooked gems and works by American composers. At the core of our artistry is a delightfully nuanced approach to Classical masters Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This historic grounding helps to illuminate a vast range of composers and styles for audience and performers alike. Our innovative programming also presents overlooked composers such as C.P.E. Bach, Franz Schreker and Louis Spohr as well as American composers from the long established to the newly emerging.

Family & Children

GCO Family and Children’s programming debuted in the fall of 2012 and has grown into a two-program series in Clarksville as well as a program in Franklin. These matinee programs feature pre-concert opportunities for musical exploration in our instrumental “petting zoo” and craft projects designed for children. Partnerships with visual artists Black & Jones and author Anna Celenza provide children of all ages the opportunity to engage with great music in a multimedia environment. These programs cover a wide range of literature from classic family fare such as Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals to classical staples such as Haydn symphonies and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to more recent works like Rhapsody in Blue and a new work by Conni Ellisor.

Winter Baroque

The annual Winter Baroque program is presented on the first Sunday afternoon of December at the Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville. This program brings together the GCO and its Chamber Choir for works by luminaries J.S. Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and rarely heard fare by composers such as Charpentier and Monteverdi.

Masterworks Series

The GCO’s four-concert Masterworks Series debuted in 2010 and is currently presented on Sunday afternoons in Clarksville and Monday evenings in Franklin. Our unique programming philosophy combines beloved masterworks, overlooked gems and works by American composers. At the core of our artistry is a delightfully nuanced approach to Classical masters Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This historic grounding helps to illuminate a vast range of composers and styles for audience and performers alike. Our innovative programming also presents overlooked composers such as C.P.E. Bach, Franz Schreker and Louis Spohr as well as American composers from the long established to the newly emerging.

Family & Children

GCO Family and Children’s programming debuted in the fall of 2012 and has grown into a two-program series in Clarksville with a Franklin community program as well. These matinee programs feature pre-concert opportunities for musical exploration in our instrumental “petting zoo” and craft projects designed for children. Partnerships with visual artists Black & Jones and author Anna Celenza provide children of all ages the opportunity to engage with great music in a multimedia environment. These programs cover a wide range of literature from classic family fare such as Peter and the Wolf and Carnival of the Animals to classical staples such as Haydn symphonies and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to more recent works like Rhapsody in Blue and a new work by Conni Ellisor.

Winter Baroque

The annual Winter Baroque program is presented on the first Sunday afternoon of December at the Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville. This program brings together the GCO and its Chamber Choir for works by luminaries J.S. Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and rarely heard fare by composers such as Charpentier and Monteverdi.

 

 

America’s Haydn Festival

America’s Haydn Festival is a music festival that that honors the father of the Symphony and the String Quartet, Franz Joseph Haydn. The festival features multiple concerts over five days at various venues in Clarksville and Franklin, Tennessee and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Sounds Of Home

Gateway Chamber Orchestra, with the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission, offers active-duty military, veteran service members and their spouses the opportunity to join a new choral ensemble to promote creative expression through music. The Sounds of Home Chorus is now in its second year, and continues to grow within the community.

About Us

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (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 is delighted to have two Middle Tennessee homes – the Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and The Franklin Theatre in Franklin. The ensemble debuted in the fall of 2008, and has grown into a classically modeled chamber orchestra comprised of leading symphony players, recording musicians and college faculty from Middle Tennessee and beyond who delight in bringing their shared passion for the world’s greatest music to the community.

The GCO presents a four-concert Masterworks series that combines beloved masterworks, overlooked gems, and works by contemporary American composers to illuminate a vast range of music. The two-program Family and Children’s series engages listeners with classical music in a multimedia format in collaboration with leading visual artists and authors. GCO recordings have been released on the Summit Records and Delos Music labels and have been lauded in a wide variety of publications including American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine.

Support the GCO

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to presenting inspired concert programs, innovative educational outreach and world-class recordings. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the GCO. Your gift goes directly toward funding programming, educational outreach activities, and operational expenses. Thank you for your support!

To donate by check, please make your check out to the Gateway Chamber Orchestra
and mail to:
Gateway Chamber Orchestra
2250 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Suite F, #222
Clarksville, TN 37040

To donate online, please click below.

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About Us

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (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 is delighted to have two Middle Tennessee homes – the Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and The Franklin Theatre in Franklin. The ensemble debuted in the fall of 2008, and has grown into a classically modeled chamber orchestra comprised of leading symphony players, recording musicians and college faculty from Middle Tennessee and beyond who delight in bringing their shared passion for the world’s greatest music to the community.

The GCO presents a four-concert Masterworks series that combines beloved masterworks, overlooked gems, and works by contemporary American composers to illuminate a vast range of music. The two-program Family and Children’s series engages listeners with classical music in a multimedia format in collaboration with leading visual artists and authors. GCO recordings have been released on the Summit Records and Delos Music labels and have been lauded in a wide variety of publications including American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine.

Discover More

Support the GCO

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to presenting inspired concert programs, innovative educational outreach and world-class recordings. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support the GCO. Your gift goes directly toward funding programming, educational outreach activities, and operational expenses. Thank you for your support!

To donate by check, please make your check out to the Gateway Chamber Orchestra
and mail to:
Gateway Chamber Orchestra
2277 C Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Suite 222
Clarksville, TN 37040

To donate online, please click below.

DONATE!

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2250 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Suite F, #222
Clarksville TN, 37040
Email: info@gatewaychamberorchestra.com
(931) 444-6240 or (615) 712-3683