Gateway Chamber Orchestra: America's Haydn Festival



Franklin Theatre Fri, Apr 5 7:30 PM
At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Adult $25 • Military & Student $15
Franklin Theatre Mon, Apr 8 7:30 PM
$25 • $30 • $40
Discounts Available
Event Info
Doors Open:30 Minutes Before Show


The premiere of America’s Haydn Festival, April 4-8, 2019 will honor the father of the Symphony and the String Quartet, Franz Joseph Haydn. The Gateway Chamber Orchestra embarks on a new annual festival that will feature multiple concerts over five days at various venues in Franklin and Clarksville, Tenn. Spotlighting performances by string quartets and orchestra, the musical scope will span Haydn’s career from beginning to end.

Click HERE for a festival pass, which includes admission to both concerts in Franklin.

Concerts in Franklin, TN:

On Friday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church a string quartet of GCO principal musicians will present a program featuring Haydn’s Emperor Quartet alongside works by Beethoven and Schubert.
The following pieces will be performed:

  • Schubert - Quartettatz
  • Haydn - Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3 "Emperor"
  • Beethoven - Quartet, Op. 74 "Harp"

On Monday April 8th at 7:30 p.m at the Franklin Theatre, the GCO will present Haydn’s symphonies No. 1 and No. 104, the famous London symphony. Music director Gregory Wolynec noted “we could not think of a better way to start this annual event than with Haydn’s first and last symphonies.” Principal Cellist Michael Samis will also join the GCO to perform Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2. Samis was featured in collaboration with the GCO in his critically acclaimed 2014 debut recording.
The following pieces will be performed:

  • Haydn - Symphony No. 1
  • Haydn - Cello Concerto No. 2 with Michael Samis
  • Haydn - Symphony No. 104 "London"

Festival Price Tiers and Seating:

St. Paul's Episcopal Church:

  • General Admission Seating

Franklin Theatre:

  • Tier 1: Cabaret Tables and Classic Rows A-C
  • Tier 2: Classic Rows D-H and Balcony Rows AA-BB
  • Tier 3: Classic Rows J-P and Balcony Rows CC-DD


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