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Gateway Chamber Orchestra Performs Landmark Performance of Golijov’s ‘La Pasión’

March 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - March 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until March 20, 2022

Clarksville, TN  Gateway Chamber Orchestra announces a landmark performance of Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’s work, La Pasión según San Marcos (St. Mark Passion) at The George and Sharon Mabry Hall, located on the Austin Peay State University campus. Performances will be held Saturday, March 19, at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, March 20, at 4 pm. Music Director Gregory Wolynec says, “Golijov’s masterpiece for chorus, orchestra, an amazing assortment of percussion, vocal soloists, and dancers is one of the most important works of the last 50 years, and it represents our most ambitious undertaking – ever! Join us for this inspirational performance; it’s a captivating blending of cultures, supported by an all-star cast.” This multi-cultural response to Bach’s St. Matthew Passion combines tango, salsa music, and African drumming into an entirely new telling of the Passion story. The sensational premiere received a 25 minute standing ovation by people who were enthralled by this Latin American retelling of the Passion story. Alex Ross of The New Yorker said it “It drops like a bomb on the belief that classical music is an exclusively European art.” GCO’s production features Reynaldo Gonzalez-Fernandez, who premiered the title role, and Mikael Ringquist, who created much of the drumming music. With its effortless blending of classical, jazz and popular idioms, performances require tremendously diverse forces. To date, the work has only been presented in major cultural centers such as New York, Boston and Los Angeles. This is an event Middle Tennessee music lovers will be talking about for years.

La Pasión

Saturday, March 19, 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 20, 4:00 pm

(George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall – Clarksville, Tenn.)

Osvaldo Golijov,  La Pasión según San Marcos

The concert will be held at the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the Austin Peay State University campus. Tickets: https://www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com/tickets

Concert attendees will be thoughtfully spaced in the concert hall for social distancing. The GCO will continue to follow CDC guidelines and protocols throughout the season.


About the Gateway Orchestra

The Gateway Chamber Orchestra (GCO) is a nationally-recognized American cultural institution committed to enriching lives through innovative concerts, distinctive recordings, and inspiring educational programs. Conducted by Gregory Wolynec, the GCO is delighted to have two Middle Tennessee homes – the George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on the campus of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville and the Franklin Theatre in Franklin. The ensemble debuted in the fall of 2008, and has grown into a classically modeled chamber orchestra comprised of leading symphony players, recording musicians, and university faculty from Middle Tennessee and beyond who delight in bringing their shared passion for the world’s greatest music to the community. Visit www.gatewaychamberorchestra.com


March 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
March 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
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George & Sharon Mabry Concert Hall
601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 37044
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