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Gateway Chamber Orchestra continues Masterworks at Franklin Theatre Monday

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Gregory Wolynec

Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec

The Franklin Theatre will host the second concert of the 2018-19 season of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s Masterworks Series on Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for the concert titled Unexpected Beauty. 

The Masterworks Series includes four concerts exploring the works by composers that have shaped the Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) over the past decade. The season will culminate with a festival performance dedicated to Franz Joseph Haydn on April 8, 2019.

“The 2018-2019 season is a celebration of our first 10 years,” said Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec.

“Each program will take a closer look at composers and works that have shaped our identity.  The series features prominent American composers, fascinating works from the Second Viennese School, as well as Mozart and Haydn. 

“This is a celebration of the music that has launched our orchestra.  We invite the public to join us for a classical musical experience that will surprise and entertain.  Plus, the audience will see and hear some of the most noteworthy musicians in the Southeast.” 

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

For more information about the GCO, visit tickets,call the Franklin Theatre box office at 615-538-2076 or visit

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

The three remaining concerts in the Masterworks Series include:


Unexpected Beauty

Monday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Anton Webern – Langsamer Satz

Alban Berg/arr. Alfred Bartles – Sonata, Op. 1

Arnold Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony, Op. 9

The GCO transports you to Vienna for a truly memorable musical experience. Explore the transformation of classical tonality in the 20th century with works by Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils as you discover these beautiful pieces by masters of the Second Viennese School.

Magical Mozart

Monday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Richard Strauss – Serenade, Op. 7

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 36 Linz

Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky – Orchestral Suite No. 4 Mozartiana

Our lineup of beloved treasures features three renowned composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Enjoy the stunning strains of the symphony penned for the Austrian town of Linz, while Serenade, Op. 7 and the Mozartianasuite serve as a tribute to Mozart’s influence on two later master composers.

Haydn Festival

Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Program to be announced

The GCO’s final concert of the season is a celebration of the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, composer of 106 symphonies. Nuanced performances of works by Haydn have appeared in every season of the GCO and have defined the orchestra’s sound and approach.

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