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As they saw it

Their parents were GFO founders. Nina Schatzkamer Miller, Danella Loew Lubar, and Bill Kaufman recall those first GFO years.

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2021 Programs

In 2021 the GFO performed a successful three concert series at Music Park at the Centene Community Ice Center, a new outdoor venue in Maryland Heights. An additional performance occurred at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Here are the concert programs.

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In Remembrance: Takaoki Sugitani

We are sad to announce the passing of former GFO concertmaster Takaoki Sugitani on September 11, 2021, at the age of 82. Takaoki Sugitani (July 31, 1939-September 11, 2021) was born in Kobe, Japan, where he began both piano and

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Concert Gallery

Images from Music Park, Summer 2021 Photos by Cody Armstrong Images

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Caribe 102

Darwin Aquino discusses his new work Caribe 102 Caribe 102 For String Orchestra and Percussion Family is everything in life. Caribe 102 is dedicated to the long and laborious life of my grandfather Geronimo Aquino. He was a farmer

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GFO Young Artists 2021

GFO Young Artists 2021 Every summer young musicians are given the opportunity to perform with our professional orchestra. William Schatzkamer, one of the founders of the orchestra, and the first conductor and music director, started the tradition years ago

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GFO Soloists 2021

Gateway Soloists 2021 Dana Hotle, Clarinet Dana Hotle, clarinet, can be heard performing in both her home state of Missouri and in Illinois. She is principal clarinet with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and performs with Winter Opera St. Louis.

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