Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host their second concert of the 2019-20 season Masterworks Series, Transfigured Night, on Monday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m. Soar through darkness into light with the dramatic program of works by the renowned Ottorino Respighi, Claude Debussy and Arnold Schoenberg. GCO harpist Paula Bressman casts light onto Debussy’s 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.
The Masterworks Series includes four concerts exploring established masterworks, overlooked treasures and works by contemporary American composers. This season, titled Emotion Abounds, presents a slate of powerful and emotional programs featuring favorite composers of the GCO, including Mozart, Schubert, Schoenburg, and, of course, Haydn, who will be celebrated in the annual America’s Haydn Festival on April 6, 2020. The season will culminate with the 2nd annual BBQ, Brews & Beethoven featuring Copland’s Appalachian Suite, local craft beer and delicious BBQ.
Individual ticket prices to Transfigured Night 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 concerts in the Masterworks Series include:
- 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 performances and 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.