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Clarksville’s Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces 2022-23 season

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Gateway Chamber Orchestra invites the public to four productions to be presented in Clarksville.

“I am so excited to share these four programs with our Clarksville audience. This season, we will present many of the works that have put us on the national music map. These pieces span nearly 300 years and range from intimate ensembles to large spectacles. It’s a tremendous opportunity for our audience to connect with great music, performed at the highest level, right here in our community,” said Music Director Gregory Wolynec.

2022-2023 Concert Series

Appalachian Spring

Sunday, October 2, at 4:00 p.m.

George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring Franz Schreker, Chamber Symphony

The season opens with a pair of works that have helped define the GCO. Aaron Copland’s captivating ballet score, originally known simply as Ballet for Martha, famously features the beautiful shaker melody “Tis a Gift to be Simple.” Franz Schreker’s lush chamber symphony is full of brilliant color and symphonic sweep; reminiscent of the golden age of movie scoring. This work is a true hidden gem and was featured in the GCO’s Chamber Symphonies recording in 2012, which helped earn Blanton Alspaugh the Grammy for Classical Producer of the Year.

Winter Baroque

Sunday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m.

Madison Street United Methodist Church

Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4

Lully, Selections from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Bach, Magnificat

Two masterpieces composed by J.S. Bach help celebrate the GCO’s 10th anniversary of Winter Baroque programming. The program features dazzling music by the Baroque giant who codified the period in which he lived. The GCO is excited to introduce Dr. Tim Sharp, a talented and experienced choir director. He makes his debut leading the recently renamed Gateway Chorale.

The Nutcracker

Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m.

George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

Ellington, Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky, Selections from Nutcracker

Sverre Indris Joner, Cuban Sugar

The GCO’s Holiday tradition, a unique take on The Nutcracker ballet tradition, returns for its 3rd year with an orchestra and jazz band. More choreography, more dancers, and more fun await! The Sunday afternoon performance will be a special family program featuring a Sugar Plum Party.

La Pasión

Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m.

George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall

Osvaldo Golijov, La Pasión según San Marcos

Back by popular demand, this genre-blending work electrified our audience in March 2022. GCO is thrilled to reunite this captivating blend of cultures, supported by an all-star cast for a performance that truly defies description. Golijov’s work for chorus, orchestra, vocal soloists, and dancers stands out as one of the most important works of the last 50 years. Salsa, flamenco, Gregorian chant, and various folk styles are blended masterfully in this rarely presented work.


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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is a nationally-recognized American 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 a home at the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. 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 university faculty from Middle Tennessee and beyond who delight in bringing their shared passion for the world’s greatest music to the community. Visit www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com.

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