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Gateway Festival Orchestra

Times are uncertain, but it is our sincerest hope to present to you this summer 4 concerts presented by a fifty-piece professional orchestra, all conducted by our Music Director Darwin Aquino

Our first three concerts will be indoors at the 560 Music Center. It’s a wonderful facility in the Delmar Loop area of University City with convenient free parking, great acoustics, ample seating and plenty of air conditioning. All Sunday evenings at 7:30pm, Notes to Munch On at 7:10pm. 

Concert 1 on June 28 will include the Morton Gould Tap Dance Concerto for a Dancer and Orchestra, featuring young artist Tommy Wasiuta, Dancer.

Concert 2 on July 12 will feature Mezzosoprano Benedetta Orsi singing Verdi, plus young artist Fritz Volini, Piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 1 in C major. 

Concert 3 on July 19 features soloists Jennifer Gartley, Flute and Megan Stout, Harp playing Mozart’s Concerto in C major.

Concert 4 on July 26 brings us back to the Washington University Brookings Quadrangle for the final concert of the season which will have music for the young and the young at heart, including Overture to La Gazza Ladra, Danse Macabre plus movie favorites and more. The new underground parking garage at the east end of campus is now open, making parking for the outdoor concert more convenient.

Please see program details for all of the music information. 

For now, follow us on Facebook for a daily musical post and we look forward to keeping you informed about the summer concert plans.

2018 Season Highlights

Review the highlights from our 2018 season.

Gateway Festival Orchestra Radio Interview 2019

Kathy Lawton Brown of the Radio Arts Foundation interviews conductor and musical director Darwin Aquino along with board president Dr. Paul Higdon.