The Gateway Chamber Orchestra is quickly emerging as one of America's leading ensembles. Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO specializes in the programming of masterworks of the past and present. The ensemble gave its debut in the fall of 2008 and is comprised of the talented performance faculty of Austin Peay State University and fellow professional musicians from Nashville and beyond. Their recordings have been lauded by the American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, and SA-CD.net among others. Performing regularly in APSU’s acoustically splendid concert hall and other venues, the GCO has presented works ranging from contemporary American composers William Bolcom and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich to traditional repertoire by Schubert, Mozart, and Haydn.
We are delighted to announce the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 Season: Our City. The GCO presents its four-concert Masterworks Series for our home audience in Clarksville and for our exciting first season in our new home, the Franklin Theatre. This season the GCO will perform the Tennessee premiere of Elegy, written over 60 years ago by celebrated Clarksville native Clarence Cameron White. We also bring you distinctive new compositions written for the GCO by Middle Tennessee composers Jeffrey Wood and Cristina Spinei. A focal point of the season is the unveiling of Mannahatta, a new work by talented American composer Judd Greenstein, commissioned in partnership with the Detroit Symphony and North Carolina Symphony. Timeless masterpiece favorites, including Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, and Ravel’s ballet score Mother Goose, have been carefully chosen to complement these stunning new works.
The Clarksville Family and Children’s Series, recently recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, will expand to two orchestral programs this season. The November concert features the incredible animation of visual artists Black & Jones. In March, author Anna Celenza returns to narrate one of her most popular children’s books, "Rhapsody in Blue," to accompany pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the GCO for this Gershwin classic.
Join us for the 2015-16 season as we celebrate Our City!
2015-16 Season Subscriptions
Clarksville Subscriptions on sale Aug. 7 (new subscribers). For returning subscribers interested in renewing their subscription for the 2015-16 Season, please contact the GCO box office at (931) 444-6240.
Franklin Subscriptions are on sale now! Subscriptions for the Franklin Masterworks Series may be purchased through the Franklin Theatre Box Office:
• Purchase subscriptions online
Support the GCO with Kroger Community Rewards
The GCO is excited to announce its participation in the Kroger Community Rewards program. When you shop at Kroger with your Plus Card enrolled in Community Rewards with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra as your selected organization, your everyday grocery purchases can help support the GCO. Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards with your Plus Card and select to support the "Gateway Chamber Orchestra" through your grocery shopping at Kroger.
For more information and instructions on how to enroll, see GCO Kroger Community Rewards Instructions.
Thank you our generous donors who supported the GCO during The Big Payback on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.