Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

The Gateway Festival Orchestra announces a Summer Concert Series at a new venue!

Music Director Darwin Aquino will conduct a 3 concert series at St Louis Music Park at Centene Community Ice Center.
This new facility is outdoors and under cover. There is plenty of free parking  with easy access to seating (no stairs). Snacks and beverages are available for credit-card purchase at the concession stand. No outside food or drink permitted. All concerts are free, but attendance is limited and pre-registration is required (see below).

St Louis Music Park at Centene Community Ice Center  750 Casino Center Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Directions:
I-64 to 141, north to Casino Center Drive, turn left, then turn right into Centene Ice Center. OR
I-70 to 141, south to Casino Center Drive, turn right, then turn right into Centene Ice Center. OR
364 to 141, north to Casino Center Drive, turn left, then turn right into Centene Ice Center.
After turning into Centene Ice Center, follow the perimeter drive all the way around to the parking lot on the left.  The large covered arena is the Music Park.

Concert 1: Sunday~June 27, 7:30 PM

For the Young & Young at Heart

Bring the entire family and enjoy your favorite music from cartoons, classic composers and films.
Darwin Aquino, Conductor
Andrew Stahlman, Assistant Conductor (GFO Young Artist Program 2021)

Pavane for a Dead Princess M. Ravel , Dedicated to all the victims of COVID-19 around the world

Festive Overture D. Shostakovich

Music from Coco M. Giacchino

Finlandia Op.26 J. Sibelius

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

Danse Macabre (Dance of Death) C. Saint Saens

The Complete Harry Potter: Themes from all eight movies J. Williams – Arr. J. Brubaker

Where: St Louis Music Park at Centene Community Ice Center  750 Casino Center Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043

We will be following St. Louis County safety guidelines.
The concert is free to attend but pre-registration is required

Concert 2: Saturday~July 3, 7:30 PM

Celebrating!

Join us as we celebrate the achievements and acknowledge the challenges of the past year.  
Darwin Aquino, Conductor
Bradley Greathouse, French Horn (GFO Young Artist Program 2021)

West Side Story L. Bernstein / Arr. J. Mason

Concert No. 2 for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major  W.A. Mozart

Spirituals for Strings M. Gould

Highlights from Porgy and Bess G. Gershwin / Arr. R. Bourdon

Caribe 102  D. Aquino

Pomp & Circumstance March Nos. 2 & 4 Edward Elgar

Where: St Louis Music Park at Centene Community Ice Center  750 Casino Center Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043

We will be following St. Louis County safety guidelines.
The concert is free to attend but pre-registration is required.

Concert 3: Sunday~July 11, 7:30 PM

Women in Music

Come with us as we salute the role of women in music. 
Darwin Aquino, Conductor
Benedetta Orsi, Mezzo-soprano
Dana Hotle, Clarinet
Cathleen Woelbling-Paul, Oboe

Overture to Semiramide G. Rossini

Vocalise S. Rachmaninoff

Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission E. Morricone

Pensa alla Patria from L’Italiana in Algeria G. Rossini

Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat Major Op. 26 C. M. Von Webern

Vltava “Die Moldau” for Orchestra B. Smetana

I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables C. M. Schonberg – Arr. M. Delfino

Wine, Women and Song Op. 333 J. Strauss II

Where: St Louis Music Park at Centene Community Ice Center  750 Casino Center Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043

We will be following St. Louis County safety guidelines.
The concert is free to attend but pre-registration is required.

The GFO Winds, Brass and Percussion will perform at the Chesterfield Amphitheater

Music Director Darwin Aquino will conduct the GFO Winds, Brass and Percussion at the Chesterfield Amphitheater.
Seating is provided or you may bring your chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn. You may bring refreshments but glass is not permitted.  The concert is free. Pre-registration is NOT required.

Where: Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Sunday~July 18, 7:30 PM

Fanfares, Serenade, & More

Enjoy a festival of sound!
Darwin Aquino, Conductor
Timothy Crockett, Xylophone
 Kurena Yamaguchi, Marimba

Fanfare pour La Péri  P. Dukas

Fluffy Ruffles George Hamilton Green

Petite Symphonie Ch. Gounod

Military Aires Traditional

Serenade for 13 Instruments in E flat Major Op. 7 R. Strauss

Marimba Spiritual Minoru Miki

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1  J. Tower

Fanfare for the Common Man A. Copland

Where: Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017

We will be following St. Louis County safety guidelines.
The concert is free to attend. Pre-registration is NOT required.

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