Celebrating the music of Haydn and Beethoven
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents popular classical masterpieces and stunning original works by contemporary composers to the residents of Middle Tennessee with its 2-concert “Mini-Series” Subscription. Known for its authentic, nuanced musical interpretations, the GCO will be performing Haydn’s triumphant “Military” Symphony and The Wound Dresser by John Adams, featuring acclaimed baritone Jeffrey Williams in February. The season concludes with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, a celebration of nature’s beauty, contrasting with imagery of Become River by John Luther Adams.
Special pricing for the 2-concert “Mini-Series” Subscription begins at $25. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone at 615-538-2075, online at www.thefranklintheatre.com or at the box office, located at 419 Main Street.
Purchase GCO Spring Mini-Series here.
Celebrating Enduring Courage
Monday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
John Adams – The Wound Dresser with Jeffrey Williams, baritone
Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 100 in G “Military”
Ravel’s light, nostalgic work pays homage to friends lost in WWI battles. The Wound Dresser by John Adams, based on the poetry of Walt Whitman, celebrates the bravery of all who stand for a deeply held cause. Capping off the concert, immerse yourself with the triumphant “Military” Symphony of Haydn, whose music is one of the GCO’s specialties.
CELEBRATING NATURE’S BEAUTY
Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.
George Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
John Luther Adams – Become River
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F “Pastoral”
Set sail with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra on a captivating musical journey. Celebrating the scenic beauty of Tennessee, John Luther Adam’s Become River enthralls with the musical imagery of water. Then, experience Beethoven’s monumental “Pastoral” Symphony, which heralds the arrival of summer.
About The Gateway Chamber Orchestra:
The GCO was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Conducted by Gregory Wolynec and comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com to learn more.