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2019 Concerts

The Gateway Festival Orchestra performs free concerts in July.

Because the Brookings Quadrangle will be unavailable due to construction, we are moving three of our four concerts to the 560 Music Center, located at 560 Trinity in University City.

This year’s concerts are:

Sunday July 14, 2019 560 Music Center 7:30pm

Thursday July 18, 2019 Chesterfield Amphitheater 6:30pm

Sunday July 21, 2019 560 Music Center 7:30pm

Sunday July 28, 2019 560 Music Center 7:30pm

We suggest you join us at 7:10 p.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.

Directions to 560 Music Center

I-64 / US-40 eastbound (from I-270)

Take I-64 / US-40 east to Big Bend Blvd and turn left. Take Big Bend Blvd north to Delmar. Turn right on Delmar. The 560 Music Center is located on the right at Trinity Ave and Delmar.

I-64 / US-40 westbound (from downtown St. Louis)

Take I-64 / US-40 west to Big Bend Blvd and turn right. Take Big Bend Blvd north to Delmar. Turn right on Delmar. The 560 Music Center is located on the right at Trinity Ave and Delmar.

I-44 eastbound (from I-270)

Take I-44 east to Jamieson, turn left. Turn left on Arsenal. Turn right on McCausland. Continue on McCausland (it changes into Skinker at Clayton Road.) Continue north on Skinker to Delmar. Turn left on Delmar. The 560 Music Center is located on the left at Trinity and Delmar.

I-70 eastbound (from I-270)

Take I-70 east to I-170 south. Take I-170 south to Delmar. Turn left on Delmar. The 560 Music Center is located on the right just past Big Bend Ave at Trinity and Delmar.

I-55 northbound (from I-270 / I-255)

Take I-55 north to I-44 exit (west). Take I-44 west to Hampton Ave and turn right. Take Hampton north to I-64/US-40 west. Take I-64/US-40 west to Clayton/Skinker exit and turn right on Skinker. Take Skinker to Delmar and turn left. Take Delmar west to Trinity Ave. The 560 Music Center is on the corner of Delmar and Trinity Ave.

Parking

There is a shared parking garage with COCA, which offers complimentary parking on a first come, first served basis. Entrance is behind the building on Washington Ave.

Handicap Access

Drive into the driveway off of Trinity and find several handicapped placard parking spaces (or drop off) there. There are also handicapped parking spaces in the garage – entrance on Washington Avenue. Enter on Trinity Avenue for a no step access to the hall using the elevator.

Directions to Chesterfield Amphitheater

From the West

Take Highway 40/64 East
Take EXIT 19A (the first Chesterfield Parkway exit)
Turn left at stop light onto Wild Horse Creek Road
Turn right at stop light onto Chesterfield Parkway West
Turn right onto Lydia Hill Drive
The Chesterfield Amphitheater will be on the left



From the East

Take Highway 40/64 West
Take EXIT 19A (the first Chesterfield Parkway exit)
Merge onto North Outer 40 Road
Turn left at stop light onto Chesterfield Parkway West
Turn right onto Lydia Hill Drive
The Chesterfield Amphitheater will be on the left

Parking

Parking is available at various locations in and around Central Park. These locations include the Central Park main parking lot at Lydia Hill Drive and Veterans Place Drive, street parking on Veterans Place Drive, Lydia Hill Drive and Burkhardt Place Drive.

There is also additional parking at Chesterfield Mall.

Handicap Access

Accessible seating and parking is available for all events at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.

Chesterfield Amphitheater

Jul
14
Sun
Bienvenido Darwin! @ 560 Music Center
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm

Be sure to join us at 7:10 p.m. prior to the concert for our pre-concert series, Notes to Munch On, to meet the artists and to take a glimpse inside the music.


Strauss II / “An der Schönen Blauen Donau” (The Beautiful Blue Danube)

Ravel / “Tzigane” Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
– Jessica Platt, soloist

Intermission

Dvorak / Symphony No. 4 in G Major Op. 88
I – Allegro con brio
II – Adagio
III – Allegretto grazioso
IV – Allegro ma non troppo

Jul
18
Thu
Bienvenido Darwin! @ Chesterfield Amphitheater
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm

Be sure to join us at 6:10 p.m. prior to the concert for our pre-concert series, Notes to Munch On, to meet the artists and to take a glimpse inside the music.


J. Strauss II / “An der Schönen Blauen Donau” (The Beautiful Blue Danube)

M. Ravel / “Tzigane” Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
Jessica Platt, soloist

Intermission

A. Dvorak / Symphony No. 4 in G Major Op. 88
I – Allegro con brio
II – Adagio
III – Allegretto grazioso
IV – Allegro ma non troppo

Jul
21
Sun
A Summer Carnival @ 560 Music Center
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm

Be sure to join us at 7:10 p.m. prior to the concert for our pre-concert series, Notes to Munch On, to meet the artists and to take a glimpse inside the music.


A. Dvorak / Carnival Overture

F. Mendelssohn / Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 25
III. Presto – Molto Allegro e Vivace
Cindy Yan, Piano

Saint Saens / Carnival of the Animals
Piano Soloists to be Announced

I. Introduction and Royal March of the Lion
II. Hens and Roosters
III. Wild Asses – quick animals
IV. Tortoises
V. The Elephant
VI. Kangaroos
VII. Aquarium
VIII. Characters with Long Ears
IX. The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods
X. Aviary
XI. Pianists
XII. Fossils
XIII. The Swan
XIV. Finale 

Intermission

F. Mendelssohn / A Midsummer Night’s Dream

H. Berlioz / Roman Carnival

Jul
28
Sun
Piano at the Movies @ 560 Music Center
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Be sure to join us at 7:10 p.m. prior to the concert for our pre-concert series, Notes to Munch On, to meet the artists and to take a glimpse inside the music.


R. Sherman and R. M. Sherman / Highlights from Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins”

W. A. Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major
Alla Voskoboynikova, Piano
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai

Intermission

E. Morricone / “The Mission Suite”

B. Bustamante (Dominican Republic) / Fantasia Criolla – St. Louis Premiere
I. Tonada Campesina (Peasant Song)
II. Criolla (Hispanic Dance)
III. Mangulina (African Dance)

L. Bermudez / Colombia Tierra Querida “Cumbia”