Gateway Chamber Orchestra of Clarksville announces 2022-23 season
CLARKSVILLE, TN – Gateway Chamber Orchestra invites the public to four productions that will be presented in Clarksville.
“I am so excited to share these four programs with our Clarksville audience. This season we will present many of the works that have placed us on the national music map. These pieces span nearly 300 years and range from intimate ensembles to grand spectacles. It’s a tremendous opportunity for our audience to connect with great music, performed at the highest level, right here in our community,” said Music Director Gregory Wolynec.
Concert series 2022-2023
Appalachian SpringSunday October 2, at 4 p.m., George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring
Franz Schreker, chamber symphony
The season opens with a pair of works that helped define the GCO. Aaron Copland’s captivating ballet score, originally known simply as “Ballet for Martha”, features the famous Shaker melody “Tis a Gift to be Simple”. Franz Schreker’s lush chamber symphony is full of brilliant color and symphonic sweep; reminiscent of the golden age of film music. This work is a true hidden gem and was featured in the 2012 recording of the GCO Chamber Symphonies, which won Blanton Alspaugh the Grammy for Classical Producer of the Year.
winter baroque, Sunday, November 20, at 4 p.m., Madison Street United Methodist Church
Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 4
Two masterpieces composed by JS Bach help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the GCO’s baroque winter programming. On the program, dazzling music from the Baroque giant who codified the era in which he lived. The GCO is delighted to introduce Dr. Tim Sharp, a talented and experienced conductor. He made his debut leading the recently renamed Gateway Chorale.
Nutcracker, Saturday December 10, at 7.30 p.m., Sunday December 11, at 3 p.m., George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Ellington, Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Selections
The GCO holiday tradition, a unique take on the Nutcracker ballet tradition, returns for its 3rd year with an orchestra and jazz band. More choreography, more dancers and more fun await you! The Sunday afternoon show will be a special family program featuring a Sugar Plum Party.
Passion, Saturday March 18, at 7.30 p.m., Sunday March 19, at 4 p.m., George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
Osvaldo Golijov, The Pasion Segun San Marcos
Back by popular demand, this genre-blending work electrified our audiences in March 2022. GCO is thrilled to bring together this captivating mix of cultures, backed by an all-star cast for a performance that truly defies description. Golijov’s work for choir, orchestra, vocal soloists and dancers stands out as one of the most important works of the past 50 years. Salsa, flamenco, Gregorian chant and various folk styles come together masterfully in this rarely performed work.