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Tickets on sale for Gateway Chamber Orchestra 2019-20 season

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Tickets are on sale now for the Gateway Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, “Emotion Abounds.” 

This season, the GCO will perform inspiring musical programs that will transport audiences through time to explore the passionate works that have influenced centuries of music. 

Join the GCO for a musical experience that will surprise, entertain and move audiences as they listen to some of the most noteworthy musicians in the South. This season presents a slate of powerful and emotional programs, featuring favorite composers of the GCO including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Arnold Schoenberg and, of course, Franz Joseph Haydn. 

Internationally acclaimed soloists are scheduled to perform, including Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Lorna McGhee.

“The 2019-20 season continues a thread from last season by featuring works and composers who have helped shape our unique musical voice,” said Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director Gregory Wolynec. “Each program will explore a wide range of emotions in collaboration with exhilarating soloists. The sublime beauty of Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita,’ the symphonic weight of Schubert’s ‘Tragic’and the radiant glow of Schoenberg’s ‘Transfigured Night’ will be just a few of the highlights of the upcoming season.”

Season tickets (includes four events) begin at $50 for students and military and $80 for adults and are on sale now. Individual concert tickets will be available Sept. 3.

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra performs at the Franklin Theatre, with concerts on Monday evenings.

For more information about the GCO, visit For tickets, call the Franklin Theater 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 2019-20 season includes:


• Artistry of Lorna McGhee

Monday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Gabriel Fauré – “Pelléas and Mélisanda” Suite

Carl Reinecke – Flute Concerto with Lorna McGhee

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, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra principal flutist, for Reinecke’s gripping concerto. Schubert provides a dramatic finale to the season opener with his “Tragic” Symphony.

• Transfigured Night

Monday, Nov. 4, 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 Respight, 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, Jan. 27, 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 its debut recording that received national media praise.

• America’s Haydn Festival*

Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

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

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 49 in F minor “La passion”

Franz Joseph Haydn – “Lord Nelson” Mass

The final Masterworks concert honors the late Franz Joseph Haydn at the GCO’s second annual America’s Haydn Festival. The multi-day event includes a string quartet performance featuring the Omer Quartet as well as full orchestra and choir performances of works from the famed composer.

*String Quartet tickets sold separately.

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