Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is pleased to present its 2017-18 Season, Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future. From a Haydn Symphony, to a ballet score by Stravinsky, to a radiant new work by Aaron Jay Kernis, patrons are bound to both hear something familiar and discover something new. Join the GCO this season as they celebrate their 10th anniversary with a season that you will not soon forget.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec says, “We could not be more excited about the 2017-18 season. Along with works and composers that we have become known for, including symphonies and serenades by Haydn and Mozart, we will present beautiful works for chamber orchestra by Stravinsky, Strauss and Sibelius where composers breathed fresh life into older music and ideas.”

Subscriptions for the four-concert Masterworks Series begin at $80 for Adults and $50 for Students and Military. More details on the series, presented at the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on Austin Peay State University’s campus, is below. Purchase tickets HERE!

Classically Modern

Presented by the Williamson Herald
Sunday, September 17 – 4:00 p.m.

Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 95 in C-minor
Timo AndresParaphrase on Themes of Brian Eno
Igor StravinskyPulcinella with Diana McVey, Wesley Morgan and Jeffrey Williams

The new season launches with the familiar voice of a Haydn symphony written for his time in London. Young American composer Timo Andres provides a soothing glimpse at an eclectic artist. A trio of talented and emerging singers joins the orchestra for Stravinsky’s neoclassical masterpiece.

Brilliant Colors

Sunday, November 12 – 4:00 p.m.

Franz SchrekerChamber Symphony
Ottorino Respighi – Trittico Botticelliano
Aaron Copland – Three Latin American Sketches

The GCO is delighted to revisit Schreker’s mesmerizing masterpiece for small orchestra, which they recorded on a Chamber Symphonies disc and was released on Summit Records. Respighi’s colorful language paints a new take on Boticelli masterpieces. Copland’s raucous but rarely heard sketches will have everyone dancing on the way to the door.

Historic Pairing

Sunday, January 21 – 4:00 p.m.

Clint Needham Urban Sprawl
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenade for Winds in C-minor
Richard StraussLe bourgeois gentilhomme

Clint Needham’s high energy Urban Sprawl sets the stage for a memorable anniversary. The GCO tackles Strauss’ daunting score nine years to the week since we first paired Mozart and Strauss in our inaugural installment of wind serenades.

Landmark Celebration

Sunday, April 29 – 4:00 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn – Overture to Paulus
Aaron Jay KernisMusica Celestis
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 3 in C

Mendelssohn’s noble overture to Paulus sets the stage for an evening of uplifting music. Kernis’ spacious and enchanting celestial music soothes the soul. The triumphant third symphony of Sibelius brings an adventurous season to a close.

CLARKSVILLE SUBSCRIPTION PRICING

Masterworks Concert Series (Four concerts)
Adults: $80 | $100 | $130
Students/Military: $50 | $65 | $100

For more information, call (931) 444-6240.