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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.


As we begin the 2013-14 season, the GCO is excited to embark on its first subscription series in Music City! Each of the Nashville programs will take place in unique locations, starting with the historic East End United Methodist Church in September. The Clarksville subscription concerts will now be presented on Sundays at 3pm.



Get to know the GCO!


Historic Seconds

Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014 - 3pm

George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN


Monday, Mar. 31, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Grand Lodge of Tennessee
Freemasons Auditorium
100 7th Avenue N., Nashville, TN 37203


Henry BRANT On the Nature of Things
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 2 in D



Henry Brant's spatial tone poem captures the beauty of our performance space and sets the stage for two trailblazers of music history. Schoenberg’s second Chamber Symphony was completed over 30 years after he began work on it, but it marks a return to the richness of his early tonal works. Beethoven’s second symphony finds the composer’s heroic style emerging from his Classical roots.


 Lesson Materials


Click on the concert programs below for lessons and activities for children to learn about upcoming GCO programs.


NEW: Mar. 30-31: Historic Seconds


Feb. 9-10, 2014: Wind Serenades


Nov. 3, 2013: Family Concert: Carnival of the Animals


Oct. 27-28, 2013: Romantic Strings



The GCO is dedicated to developing new audiences through educational outreach. The Gateway Concert Experience, which has reached over 2000 underserved students since its inception in 2010, is committed to engaging students in hands-on activities to develop an understanding and appreciation for a variety of musical genres and styles. In that endeavor, we are proud to provide lessons and activities that prepare students for upcoming concerts, and educate students about previously performed musical selections by exposing them to the instruments, composers, and musical selections performed by the GCO. We hope that your students and children will enjoy exploring these activities and that, through exposure to new music, they might develop a life-long participation with music and the arts. 


Public school directors interested in particpating in the Gateway Concert Experience should contact the GCO.

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