A Voyage in Versatility
Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s (GCO) fifth season, entitled A Voyage in Versatility, promises new adventures with every performance. From the intimacy of Berio’s Folk Songs, featuring the luminous voice of Teresa Buchholz, to the grandeur of Mendelssohn’s majestic Scottish Symphony, listeners will revel in an incredible variety of music performed by some of Middle Tennessee’s finest musicians.
“Middle Tennessee is among the most musically vibrant communities in the country, and we are proud to add our unique voice. Our diverse programming approach brings together three things: established masterworks like symphonies by Mozart or Beethoven, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American works. GCO is already on the international scene through its release of Wind Serenades and Chamber Symphonies on the Summit label and has received glowing reviews from the American Record Guide, Fanfare, ArkivMusic, and ArtsNash among others,” says Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Gregory Wolynec.
Formed in 2008 by Wolynec and other Austin Peay faculty who wanted to perform live, GCO grew quickly, attracting musicians and audiences from Middle Tennessee and beyond. GCO is now recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. In addition to their season concerts, Gateway Chamber Orchestra will perform free concerts and provide educational outreach for nearly 5,000 students in the Middle Tennessee community.
This is their second year playing in Nashville as well as Clarksville. The Clarksville Sunday matinees will be performed in the acoustically splendid Austin Peay University Mabry Concert Hall, and the Nashville Monday night concerts will take place in the Downtown Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Grand Lodge of Tennessee.
GCO’s next concert, Wind Serenades, is October 26, at 3 p.m. at Austin Peay State University, and October 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Downtown Presbyterian Church. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com.