Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season


Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season

STAFF REPORTS

Tickets are on sale now for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season, which is called Emotion Abounds.

This season, the orchestra will “perform inspiring musical programs that will transport audiences through time to explore the passionate works that have influenced centuries of music,” according to a release.

This season features works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Arnold Schoenberg and of course, Franz Joseph Haydn. Internationally acclaimed soloists are scheduled to perform, including Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Lorna McGhee.

“The 2019-2020 season continues a thread from last season by featuring works and composers who have helped shape our unique musical voice,” Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec said in a release. “Each program will explore a wide range of emotions in collaboration with exhilarating soloists. The sublime beauty of Mozart’s Gran Partita, the symphonic weight of Schubert’s Tragic and the radiant glow of Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night will be just a few of the highlights of the upcoming season.

Season tickets (includes four events) begin at $50 for students/military and $80 for adults. The Gateway Chamber Orchestra performs at the Franklin Theatre, with concerts on Monday evenings.

For more information about the GCO, visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com. For tickets, call the Franklin Theater box office at (615)538-2076 or visit franklintheatre.com. Season tickets are on sale now. Individual concert tickets will be available Sept. 3.

The 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 performs in two permanent homes – The Franklin Theatre in Franklin and the Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

MASTERWORKS SERIES

Artistry of Lorna McGhee

Monday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas and Mélisanda Suite

Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee

Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 4 in C minor

The GCO kicks off an emotion-packed new season with powerful works from Gabriel Faure, Carl Reinecke and Franz Schubert. The orchestra welcomes Lorna McGhee, principal flute of the Pittsburgh Symphony, for Reinecke’s gripping concerto. Schubert provides a dramatic finale to the season opener with his Tragic Symphony.

Transfigured Night

Monday, Nov. 4, 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)

Soar through darkness into light with this dramatic program of works by renowned Ottorino Respight, Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg. GCO harpist Paula Bressman casts light onto the beautiful Danses with grace and elegance. Schoenberg’s stunning Transfigured Night pushes the GCO’s boundaries to new heights in a performance you will not want to miss.

Gran Partita

Monday, Jan. 27, 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

The GCO tugs at heartstrings in this concert featuring GCO cellist, Meghan Berindean. Works from Felix Mendelssohn and Jacques Ibert lead up to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s powerful Gran Partita serenade, a ‘signature’ work for the GCO featured on our debut recording and received national media praise.

America’s Haydn Festival*

Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor La passion

Franz Joseph Haydn – Lord Nelson Mass

The final Masterworks concert honors the late Franz Joseph Haydn at our 2nd Annual America’s Haydn Festival. The multi-day event includes a string quartet performance featuring the Omer Quartet as well as full orchestra and choir performances of works from the famed composer.

*String Quartet tickets are sold separately.

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