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
Adele’s Laughing Song
Stephanie Clonts Crawford
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”
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.
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.
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.