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
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
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
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.
The 2021 Virtual Chamber Concert Series We hope you enjoyed our first virtual chamber concerts April 15-18, 2021. We certainly enjoyed bringing it to you. It gave us the rare opportunity to reach out to you in your own
Give STL Day 2021 In just one day we were able to raise funds that will help us continue to perform free public concerts, inspire budding musicians, and give the gift of classical music to very young listeners. Missed your chance?
Missouri ArtSafe Pledge In accordance with the Missouri ArtSafe Pledge, we are taking steps to reopen our concerts to patrons in a safe, responsible manner. To ensure that we may Create Safely, Present Safely, and Attend Safely we pledge