The Gateway Festival Orchestra performs free concerts at the open-air shell located in the Brookings Quadrangle on the campus of Washington University.
Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Picnics are welcome, and Ted Drewes and bottled water will be available for purchase.
We suggest you join us at 7p.m. prior to each concert for our pre-concert series, Notes to Munch On, to meet the artists and to take a glimpse inside the music.
Good news. Starting, July 8, 2012, there will be easy handicap access to the Gateway Festival Orchestra concerts. The handicap access is at the southeast corner of the Quad. 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 soon find an elevator they can take to the interior level of the Quad. GFO is paying for a guard to keep an eye on the inside of the building.
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in e minor, “New World”
Smetana “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast
Richard Strauss “Der Zweikampf” “The Duel” Polonaise for flute & bassoon
Jan Scott and Peggy Bumb, soloists
Carl Komzak “Der Voeglein Fruehlingslied” Polka for two piccolos
Jan Scott and Carolyn Hoyer, soloists
Bernstein/Mason Westside Story Selections
Rossini Overture to Barber of Seville
Rossini “Una voce poco fa” from Barber of Seville, Debra Hillabrand, soloist
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
Joh. Strauss, Jr Overture to Die Fledermaus
Joh. Strauss, Jr Adele’s Laughing Song, Stephanie Crawford, soloist
Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes
Verdi Act II Finale from Aida