THE GATEWAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE MASTERWORKS SERIES: BRILLIANT COLORS

THE GATEWAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE MASTERWORKS SERIES: BRILLIANT COLORS

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) and Clarksville Now are pleased to present, The Masterworks Series, Brilliant Colors.
This concert features three beautiful and rarely heard works in which the composers employ color, in the form of orchestral sound. The GCO will be performing Franz Schreker’s Chamber Symphony, Ottorino Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano and Aaron Copland’s Three Latin American Sketches. 
The first piece, Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker, has interesting writing for orchestral instruments including percussion, harp, celesta and a type of organ. The second piece is by Respighi, a name many people associate with a massive orchestra and his brilliant tone-poems about Rome (Pines, of Rome, Fountains of Rome), but he wrote a number of beautiful works for smaller orchestra including this colorful piece based on three famous paintings by Botticelli.  Finally the third piece is by Aaron Copland, and the GCO has championed his works since their first season. The energetic Latin American sketches is rarely heard but is a wonderful piece by an iconic American composer. 
“We recorded the Chamber Symphony of Franz Schreker on our Chamber Symphonies disc,” explains Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director. “Preparing it 7 years later is like getting reacquainted with an old friend that we have missed.”
 
 
 
 
 
The ClarksvilleNow Masterworks Series: Michael Biggs, Financial consultant presents Brilliant Colors
Sunday, November 12 – 4 p.m.
 
Franz Schreker – Chamber Symphony
Ottorino Respighi – Trittico Botticelliano
Aaron Copland – Three Latin American Sketches 
We are delighted to revisit Schreker’s mesmerizing masterpiece for small orchestra, which we recorded on our Chamber Symphonies disc. Respighi’s colorful language paints a new take on Boticelli masterpieces. Copland’s raucous but rarely heard sketches will have us all dancing on the way to the door.
 
Clarksville Location
George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall 
 
Austin Peay State University
 
Music Mass Communication Building (Located on the corner of 8th St and Marion St)
 
601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044 
 
 
Buy Clarksville Tickets
 
 
The Masterworks Series: The Williamson Herald presents Brilliant Colors
Monday, November 13 – 7:30 p.m.
 
Franz Schreker – Chamber Symphony
Ottorino Respighi – Trittico Botticelliano
Aaron Copland – Three Latin American Sketches 
We are delighted to revisit Schreker’s mesmerizing masterpiece for small orchestra, which we recorded on our Chamber Symphonies disc. Respighi’s colorful language paints a new take on Boticelli masterpieces. Copland’s raucous but rarely heard sketches will have us all dancing on the way to the door.
 
Franklin Location
The Franklin Theatre
 
419 Main St, Fraklin, TN 37264
 
 
Buy Franklin Tickets
“Brilliant Colors” Ticket Pricing
Student: $10 | $15 | $20
Military: $12 | $18 | $24
Adults: $18 | $24 | $30
Family: $46 | $63 | $80 
(Family includes two adults and the children of the household  – family tickets must be purchased through the box office)
The next Masterworks Series performance
 
HISTORIC PAIRING
Sunday, January 21st, 2018 4:00 p.m. – Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Monday, January 22nd, 2018 7:30 p.m.  – Franklin Theatre, Franklin, TN
Clint Needham – Urban Sprawl
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Serenade for Winds in C-minor
Richard Strauss – Le bourgeois gentilhomme
 
 
 
About The Gateway Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO was formed in 2008 and is recognized as one of the leading new American ensembles. Comprised of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, the GCO specializes in presenting traditional masterworks, overlooked treasures, and contemporary American compositions. The GCO’s recordings have received critical acclaim in publications such as the American Record Guide and Fanfare Magazine. Engaging 5,000 Middle Tennessee students annually with classical music through free performances, innovative educational outreach, and interactive Children’s Concerts, the GCO is committed to building new audiences for tomorrow. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit gatewaychamberorchestra.com to learn more. 
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