The Gateway Chamber Orchestra draws on Austin Peay State University's music faculty as well as symphony and session players from around the region. This season, along with playing works of the great masters, the ensemble is celebrating the diversity of music found in our area. For the opening concert, they've invited Stephen Seifert to play a concerto for mountain dulcimer written by a Middle Tennessee resident.
The performances will take place Sunday, September 25 at 4pm in Austin Peay's Mabry Concert Hall and Monday, September 26 at 7:30 pm at Historic Franklin Theater.
Members of the orchestra in Studio C for this performance are Lisa Wolynec (flute), Amy Mitchum (oboe), Spencer Prewitt (clarinet), Brian Horner (saxophone), Amy Gillick (bassoon), Emily Hanna Crane (violin), Christopher Stenstrom (cello) and Gregory Wolynec (conductor).
examples of mountain dulcimer music, including an excerpt from Conni Ellisor's Blackberry Winter
Heitor Villa Lobos: Choros No. 7