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2020 Concerts

The Gateway Festival Orchestra performs free concerts in June and July.

This year’s concerts are:

Sunday June 28, 2020 560 Music Center 7:30pm

Sunday July 12, 2020 560 Music Center 7:30pm

Sunday July 19, 2020 560 Music Center 7:30pm

Sunday July 26, 2020 Brookings Quadrangle 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.

Jun
28
Sun
Tap Dance @ 560 Music Center
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Join the Gateway Festival Orchestra in its opening concert to celebrate the spirit of independence, with many of the greatest American masters. Tap your feet from your seat following our star solo Dancer!

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.


Copland / Fanfare for the Common Man (1942)

Diamond / Rounds for String Orchestra (1944)

I – Allegro molto vivace
II – Adagio
III – Allegro vigoroso

Samuel Barber / First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12

Intermission

Morton Gould / Tap Dance Concerto  (1952)
Concerto for a Dancer and Orchestra
Tommy Wasiuta, Dancer

I – Tocatta
II – Pantomime
III – Minuet
IV – Rondo

Jul
12
Sun
Fantastica l’Opera! @ 560 Music Center
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm

A Phantastic journey to connect with the magical world of Opera and the sensual melodies of Spain. Gateway Festival Orchestra presents the St. Louis premiere of Joaquin Turina’s “Danzas Fantasticas”, together with Italian mezzosoprano Benedetta Orsi and our 2020 Young Artist awardee pianist Fritz Volini.

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.


Wagner / Overturen to Der Fliegende Holländer

L. V. Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Fritz Volini, Piano

III – RONDO: Allegro scherzando

Intermission

Verdi / “Stride la Vampa” from Il Trovatore
Benedetta Orsi, Mezzosoprano

Rossini / “Pensa La Patria” from L’Italiana in Algeria

P. Tosti / “L’Ultimo Baccio”
Orchestration by Darwin Aquino

J. Turina / Danzas Fantásticas

I – Exaltación
II – Ensueño
III – Orgía

Jul
19
Sun
Two, three and fourth @ 560 Music Center
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

This year’s classical music Gala features a special combination of numbers. Listen to two outstanding soloists combining forces, sparkling dances from a Russian opera inspired by Three Oranges and a Romantic Fourth Symphony.

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.


Prokofiev / March and Scherzo, Op. 33 bis
From the Opera The Love of Three Oranges

A. Mozart / Concerto in C major, K. 299
Jennifer Gartley, Flute
Megan Stout, Harp

I – Allegro
II – Andantino
III – RONDEAU: Allegro 

Intermission

R. Schumann / Symphony No. 4, Op. 120

I – Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
II – ROMANZE: Ziemlich langsam
III – SCHERZO: Lebhaft
IV – Langsam; Lebhaft

Jul
26
Sun
For the Young and the Young at Heart @ Brookings Quadrangle
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm

Come back to the Wash U Quadrangle with the entire family to enjoy your favorite music from cartoons, movies and even video games. You will also dance and applaud with the vibrant rhythms and percussion sounds of authentic Caribbean tunes.

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.


G. Rossini / Overture to La Gazza Ladra

M. Giacchino / Music from Coco

J. Williams / Theme from E.T. The Extraterrestrial

K. A. Lopez & R. Lopez / Music from Frozen

Intermission

C. Saints-Saëns / “Danse Macabre”

J. Vinson / “Disney Film Favorites”
Music from Lion King, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast

L. Alberti / “Compadre Pedro Juan”