The Gateway Chamber Orchestra returns to Franklin on Monday, presenting a program called Celebrating Faith and Spirituality.
The concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, will be performed at the Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street.
The Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Wolynec, and composed of professional musicians from Middle Tennessee and beyond, described the program like this:
“The GCO weaves a collection of four extraordinary musical pieces into a tapestry of inspiration that raises the spirit to a higher level, transcending culture and religion. Be uplifted by Mendelssohn’s string symphony, written when he was only 14 years old. Feel the emotional essence of searching for unity in the beautifully layered piece Fratres, (which means brothers in Latin) by Eastern European composer Arvo Pärt. Recharge your heart and soul as American composer Morton Gould uses the strings as a strong vocal choir in Spirituals.”
Specifically, the program is as follows:
- Arvo Pärt – Fratres
- Felix Mendelssohn – String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
- Ralph Vaughn Williams – Variants on Dives and Lazarus
- Morton Gould – Spirituals