Sunday July 7, 2024, 7:30 PM

“Sixty Years under the Stars”
Washington University Brookings Quadrangle

Leon Burke III, Guest Conductor
Matt Pickart, Violin 

 

The Gateway Festival Orchestra and Guest Conductor Leon Burke III invite you to “Sixty Years Under the Stars”, a celebration of the orchestra’s 60th anniversary season. Experience the grandeur of John Meurer’s Gateway Fanfare and March, the energy of von Suppé’s Light Cavalry Overture, and the magic of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Guest Artist violin virtuoso Matt Pickart will dazzle you with Tchaikovsky’s entrancing Violin Concerto. The evening ends with spellbinding melodies from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera and the swashbuckling adventure of Hans Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean medley. 

Join us Sunday July 7th at 7:30 PM in the open air of Washington University Brookings Quadrangle. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. “Notes to Munch On”, an informal discussion of the evening’s selections, begins in the Quad at 7:10 PM. The concert is free. 

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Sunday July 14, 2024, 7:30 PM

“A Night of Nostalgia”
560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave, University City, MO 63130

Leon Burke III, Guest Conductor
Elizabeth Myers, bassoon – GFO Young Artist
Aiden Moon, violin – GFO Young Artist

 

The Gateway Festival Orchestra and Guest Conductor Leon Burke III invite you to “A Night of Nostagia”, a blend of classical masterpieces and timeless favoritesEnjoy the grandeur of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture and the haunting beauty of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished). Be captivated by the virtuosity of young talents Elizabeth Myers on bassoon and Aiden Moon on violin as they breathe life into Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Be whisked away by the enchanting sounds of Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Anderson’s playful compositions, and Mancini’s iconic theme from Pink Panther. 

Join us Sunday July 14th at 7:30 PM at the 560 Music Center for a nostalgic evening you won’t soon forget“Notes to Munch On”, an informal discussion of the evening’s selections, begins in the auditorium at 7:10 PM. The concert is free. 

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Sunday July 21, 2024, 7:30 PM

“Gateway West!”

Washington University Brookings Quadrangle

Christopher Kelts, Guest Conductor

 

The Gateway Festival Orchestra and Guest Conductor Christopher Kelts invite you to “Gateway West”, a journey through a landscape of iconic Western-inspired melodies and symphonic wonders. From the spirited Cowboys’ Overture by John Williams to the lively dances from Rodeo by Aaron Copland, feel the pulse of the Wild West come alive. Dive into the timeless theme of Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven, while reveling in the operatic brilliance of Puccini’s Prelude from La Funciulla del West. The evening ends with the majestic sounds of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 From the New World

Join us Sunday July 21 at 7:30 PM outdoors at the Washington University Brookings Quadrangle. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. “Notes to Munch On”, an informal discussion of the evening’s selections, begins in the Quad at 7:10 PM. The concert is free. 

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Sunday July 28, 2024, 7:30 PM

“Celebrate Gershwin”
560 Trinity Ave, University City, MO 63130
Christopher Kelts, Guest Conductor
Jiyeon Lee, Piano

The Gateway Festival Orchestra and Guest Conductor Christopher Kelts invite you to “Celebrate Gershwin”, an evening dedicated to the timeless compositions of George Gershwin. Experience the tender embrace of Gershwin’s Lullabythe iconic melodies of Porgy and Bess, and the vibrant energy of An American in Paris. The brilliant pianist and Guest Artist Jiyeon Lee performs the spellbinding Rhapsody in Blue. All is enhanced by the outstanding acoustics of the Music Center concert hall.

Join us Sunday July 28th7:30 PM at the 560 Music Center for an evening that that will leave you captivated and inspired“Notes to Munch On”, an informal discussion of the evening’s selections, begins in the auditorium at 7:10 PM. The concert is free. 

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