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Gateway Festival Orchestra

Enjoy five FREE concerts in July by a fifty-piece professional orchestra.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for relaxing on the grass in beautiful Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University. Seating is provided at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, but you can also bring your own blankets and chairs.

For handicap access, an elevator is available in Busch Hall at the southwest corner of the Quadrangle, with access from the parking lot near Goldfarb Hall on Forsyth.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard is available for purchase, and we have fun temporary tattoos for children at the donation table.

“Notes to Munch On / Meet the Artists” pre-concert discussions begin at 7:10pm before the concerts. The concerts begin at 7:30.

See our 2017 Concert Schedule for more details.

Parking

Parking is free and plentiful in both locations.

Due to construction at the east end of Washington University’s campus that’s closing Hoyt Drive and the large surface lots, you will need to park in the garages (which are free on Sunday nights) or in lots on Forsyth. On Sunday nights you may park in any spot on surface lots EXCEPT Red Permit spaces, which are enforced 24/7 and require a Red Permit parking pass. For handicapped access, an elevator is available in Busch Hall at the southwest corner of the Quadrangle, with access from the parking lot near Goldfarb Hall on Forsyth.

At Chesterfield there is street parking in front of the amphitheater and the 2 nearby lots (Central Park and The Awakening) in addition to the Sachs garage. There are handicapped spaces and no steps access on the west side of the Amphitheater.

2016 Season Highlights

Review the highlights from our 2016 season.

Gateway Festival Orchestra Radio Interview 2016

On July 13, 2016 Gateway Festival Orchestra Musical Director/Conductor Dr. James Richards and Board President Dr. Raymond Taylor visited Kathy Lawton Brown at the Radio Arts Foundation to talk about this summer’s Gateway concerts.