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Launching Our 51st Season!

Published on February 10, 2014

valentine-rocketIt may be 7 degrees outside now with snow on the ground, but like every year, we can look forward to four outdoor concerts in a warm July. The 2014 concert dates are:

  • Sunday July 6, 2014
  • Sunday July 13, 2014
  • Sunday July 20, 2014
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014

All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome, and Ted Drewes and bottled water will be available for purchase.

“Notes to Munch On”, an informative discussion on the evening’s program and an opportunity to meet the artist will precede each concert at 7:00 p.m.

Repertoire and soloists to be announced.

 
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Historic photos are viewable: Click on Gallery/slide show

Published on July 19, 2013
 
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50th Season Dates announced

Published on January 31, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013 -50 Years and Counting

Featuring the premier of a newly commissioned work by Barbara Harbach

Saint-Saens  Violin Concerto No. 3 in b minor

John Li, soloist

von Suppe  Light Cavalry Overture

Sunday, July 14, 2013 – Music of the Tsars

Spohr  Violin Concerto No. 8 in a minor

Takaoki Sugitani, Violin Soloist

Tchaikovsky   Symphony No. 2 in c minor (“Little Russian”)

Sunday, July 21, 2013 – Tribute to Maestro William Schatzkamer

Dvorak  Symphony No. 9 in E, (“New World”)

Smetana  “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast

Janet Scott, Flute Soloist

Sunday, July 28, 2013 – An Evening at the Opera

Bizet  Carmen Suite No. 1

Joh. Strauss, Jr  Overture to Die Fledermaus

Rossini  “Una voce poco fa” from Barber of Seville

Debra Hillabrand

Adele’s Laughing Song

Stephanie Clonts Crawford

 
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William Schatzkamer Memorial Young Artists’ Fund

Published on November 9, 2012

There will be a memorial service honoring William Schatzkamer on Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Graham Chapel on the Washington University Campus.

The Board of the Gateway Festival Orchestra has established the William Schatzkamer Memorial Young Artists’ Fund.  If you wish to donate to this fund, you may write a check to:

Gateway Festival Orchestra and put Schatzkamer Memorial Fund in the memo section.  For Paypal donations, enter Schatzkamer Memorial Fund in the field marked “purpose”

 
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Roland Quest Memorial Fund

Published on September 26, 2012

At the recommendation of Phyllis Tirmenstein, The Quest Memorial Foundation of Greater St. Louis Community Foundation has approved a $10,000 matching grant in honor of Gateway Festival Orchestra’s 50th season in 2013.  We are already progressing toward this goal, and hope to meet it through the continuing generosity of our individual donors.

 
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Founding conductor of the Gateway Festival Orchestra dies

Published on September 26, 2012

Pianist and conductor William Schatzkamer, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 of congestive heart failure at his home in Olivette.  He was 96.

Schatzkamer was the founding conductor and musical director of the Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis, which continues to present an annual series of summer concerts.  Since 1970, those concerts have been held in WUSTL’s Brookings Quadrangle.

A memorial serivce will begin at 9:30 Saturday, November 10, in Graham Chapel.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (314) 935-5566.

 
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Handicap Accessiblity

Published on July 7, 2012

Starting July 8, 2012 and through the rest of the 2012 season, there will be improved handicap accessibility for the Gateway Festival Orchestra concerts. At the outer southeast corner of the Quadrangle, there is a small circle drive and a ramp that goes to a door on the south end of Brookings Hall. Entering through that door, visitors will find an elevator they can take to the interior level of the Quadrangle.

 
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