Notes from our 2019 Season

Since 1970, the GFO has performed at the Brookings Quadrangle of Washington University, a casual outdoor setting conducive to picnics and family gatherings. In 2019 the “Wash U Quad” was unavailable due to construction and so the GFO, with

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In Remembrance

Sadly, we report the loss of a great friend of the Gateway Festival Orchestra, James “Jim” Eaton, who passed away on December 16.

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107.3 Interview

On July 1st, 2014, Board President Ray Taylor and Maestro Dr. James Richards had the pleasure of sitting down with Kathy Lawton Brown on 107.3 FM, St. Louis’ only classical station, and decided to chat about our upcoming 2014

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Golden Anniversary

Location Washington University’s Brookings Quadrangle One Brookings Drive (corner of Skinker and Forsyth Boulevards) Time Concert at 7:30p.m. “Notes to Munch On”, Meet the Artist at 7:10p.m. Dates Sundays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014 Admission Free of

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William Schatzkamer Memorial Young Artists’ Fund

There will be a memorial service honoring William Schatzkamer on Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Graham Chapel on the Washington University Campus. The Board of the Gateway Festival Orchestra has established the William Schatzkamer Memorial Young Artists’ Fund. 

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Roland Quest Memorial Fund

At the recommendation of Phyllis Tirmenstein, The Quest Memorial Foundation of Greater St. Louis Community Foundation has approved a $10,000 matching grant in honor of Gateway Festival Orchestra’s 50th season in 2013.  We are already progressing toward this goal,

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Founding conductor of the Gateway Festival Orchestra dies

Pianist and conductor William Schatzkamer, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, died Wednesday, September 12, 2012 of congestive heart failure at his home in Olivette.  He was 96. Schatzkamer was the founding conductor and

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