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Gateway Chamber Orchestra to hold second annual America’s Haydn Festival in April

February 12, 2020 | Email This Post Print This Post

Gateway Chamber OrchestraClarksville, TN – On Thursday, April 2nd, through Sunday, April 5th, 2020 the Gateway Chamber Orchestra will host the second annual America’s Haydn Festival. Tickets are on sale now for the festival honoring the famed composer Franz Joseph Haydn.

Gateway Chamber Orchestra 2019-20 Season Emotion Abounds

The multi-day event includes string quartet, full orchestra and choir performances of works by Haydn.

As a part of the First Thursday Art Walk on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30pm the nationally-recognized Omer Quartet will perform a concert of string quartet works at the historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Clarksville.

The final Masterworks concert on Sunday, April 5th at 4:00pm in the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall features the Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Clarksville’s military and veteran based chorus, Sounds of Home, joins forces with the Gateway Chamber Choir to perform the Lord Nelson Mass, one of Haydn’s most powerful masterworks.

Omer Quartet

Omer Quartet

“The line-up for our second year of the Festival is going to be dynamic,” says Gregory Wolynec, Gateway Chamber Orchestra music director.

“The Omer Quartet is a talented, world-class group that we are extremely excited to have perform for Clarksville. Bringing together the terrific GCO Chorus with the Sounds of Home chorus will be a beautiful addition to the festival as they perform a work that many of us consider Haydn’s single greatest composition,” Wolynec stated.

The Masterworks Series explores established masterworks, overlooked treasures, and works by contemporary American composers. This season, titled ‘Emotion Abounds,’ presents powerful and emotional programs featuring favorite composers of the GCO, including Mozart, Schubert, Schoenburg, and, of course, Haydn.

The season will culminate with the 2nd annual BBQ, Brews & Beethoven featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring, local craft beer and delicious BBQ.

Individual tickets to ‘America’s Haydn Festival’ on April 2nd-5th are available now with discounts given to students and active duty military or reserve. For more information about the GCO or to purchase tickets, visit

About the Gateway Chamber Orchestra

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is a nationally-recognized cultural institution committed to enriching lives through innovative concerts, distinctive recordings, and inspiring educational programs. Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO performs in two permanent homes – the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and The Franklin Theatre in Franklin.

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