The Franklin Theatre will host the first concert of the 2019-20 season of Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Series on Monday, September 30th, at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now, as well as tickets for the opening concert titled ‘Artistry of Lorna McGhee.’

 

Gateway Chamber Orchestra kicks off their emotion-packed new season – Emotion Abounds – 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.

The Masterworks Series includes four concerts exploring established masterworks, overlooked treasures and works by contemporary American composers. The season will culminate with the annual ‘America’s Haydn Festival’ on April 6, 2020.

Individual ticket prices range from $25 to $40 with discounts given to students and active duty military or reserve.

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.

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 George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

The four concerts in the Masterworks Series include:

MASTERWORKS SERIES

  • Artistry of Lorna McGhee

Monday, September 30th, 7:30 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas and Mélisande Suite
Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee, flute
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, November 4th, 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 the renowned Ottorino Respighi, 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, January 27th, 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

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

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La passione”
Franz Joseph Haydn – “Lord Nelson” Mass

The final Masterworks concert honors the late Franz Joseph Haydn at our second Annual America’s Haydn Festival. The multi-day event includes string quartet, full orchestra and choir performances of works from the famed composer.

 

Special events include:

 

  • BBQ, Brews & Beethoven

Sunday, May 17th, 4:30 p.m.

Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring

Our season finale includes a laid back, delicious array of food and music. The featured work will be Copland’s Appalachian Spring in a casual setting with GCO musicians, savory BBQ and local craft beers.