The Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents The Family Series: The Amazing Dulcimer with Stephen Seifert

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra Presents The Family Series: The Amazing Dulcimer with Stephen Seifert

 

 
The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is proud to present The Family Series: The Amazing Dulcimer with Stephen Seifert. 
 
Last year the GCO performed Conni Ellisor’s Blackberry Winter featuring the world’s leading dulcimer soloist, Stephen Seifert.
This year the GCO is tackling the regional premiere of the sequel, Broad Band of Light. 
 
Based on Stephen’s extensive fan base as a seasoned performer, Broad Band of Light is one of the only fan-based commissions
of  an orchestral piece in existence. People from all over donated to have a new piece written for Stephen, and the Tucson
Symphony premiered it.  
 
“In the fall of 2016 we were delighted to work with Stephen and Conni for the first time in performances of Blackberry Winter,
explained Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra Music Director. “After those concerts we talked about performing the
sequel she had written for Steve and the Tucson Symphony. We are delighted to present the Tennessee premiere and second
performance of this exciting piece for mountain dulcimer and orchestra.” 
 
“When I first met with Steve to discuss writing this piece he was, above all else, interested in pushing the boundaries of what a
dulcimer could do,” recalled composer Conni Ellisor. “A beautiful tender instrument with a proud American folk tradition, the
dulcimer is fairly primitive, but Steve has amassed technique far beyond the norm. He was interested in moving into styles
unfamiliar and a little challenging. It is my hope that we have created that with this piece and that it moves in many moods and
textures, much like the many different colors in a broad band of light.”
 
 
 
 
 
The Family Series: Winters Patent Law presents
The Amazing Dulcimer with Stephen Seifert
Saturday, March 17th, 2018 11:00 a.m. – Franklin, TN
Conni Ellisor – Broad Band of Light 
Franklin Location
The Franklin Theatre
 419 Main St
Franklin, TN 37264 
 
Buy Franklin Tickets HERE
 
The Family Series: Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry presents
The Amazing Dulcimer with Stephen Seifert
Sunday, March 18th, 2018 3:00 p.m. – Clarksville, TN
(Instrumental petting zoo and arts and crafts at 2:00pm)
Conni Ellisor – Broad Band of Light 
 
Clarksville Location
George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall 
Austin Peay State University
601 College St, Clarksville, TN 37044 
 

Buy Clarksville Tickets HERE

 
 
The next GCO performance:
The Masterworks Series presents LANDMARK CELEBRATION
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 4:00 p.m. – Clarksville, TN
Monday, April 30th, 2018 7:30 p.m. – Franklin, TN
Felix Mendelssohn – Overture to Paulus
Aaron Jay Kernis – Musica Celestis
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 3 in C
 
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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