The Gateway Orchestra will perform at Temple Sholom on October 18.

violin soloist (Yezu Elizabeth Woo) who will play the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Gateway Orchestra on Oct. 18 at Temple Sholom.

Violin soloist Yezu Elizabeth Woo will play the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Gateway Orchestra on Oct. 18 at Temple Sholom.

The Gateway Orchestra will perform at Temple Sholom, 300 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich on Sunday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The Great Works of Art Up Close and Personal program entitled Memorable Motives will feature three masterworks known for their signature motives: Verdi’s overture to La forza del destino, the Beethoven Fifth Symphony and the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 with Korean violinist Yezu Elizabeth Woo as soloist. The performance is one of seven in the orchestra’s 2015 regional Tri-State tour by Gateway Classical Music Society.

It will also be sponsored by the Sholom Center for Interfaith Learning and Fellowship that was co-founded in 2010 by Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz of Temple Sholom and Reverend Jim Lemler of Christ Church Greenwich as a formal branding of an ongoing interfaith relationship to study and socialize in meaningful ways. All performances will be conducted by Gateway’s Artistic and Music Director Ida Angland, who was featured last year in a front page article by the Greenwich Time entitled “Leading lady conductor makes her mark in field dominated by men.”

Tickets: Adult $35; Senior $25; Student $15. Ambassador tickets for $100 and above are tax deductible minus the ticket value and help to bring Great Works of Art performances of masterworks to underserved neighborhoods free of charge. All tickets may be purchased on the website at www.gatewayclassical.org or at the door one hour prior to the performance. Contact Gateway for group discounts of 6 or more by emailing GCMS@optonline.net.

Gateway Classical Music Society, founded in 2004, is best known for its Great Works of Art Up Close and Personal performances of masterworks performed in city and suburban neighborhood venues in the Tri-State area. Gateway’s objectives are to reach audiences at a community level with performances of excitement and intimacy, the ultimate goal being to foster appreciation and popularity for classical music and to provide needed opportunities for exposure to outstanding soloists to perform major works with orchestra. Gateway Classical Music Society began with Verdi’s Aida on October 10, 2004 as the inaugural performance. It is now in its twelfth season.

Gateway’s objectives are to present exciting performances of music masterworks and to provide opportunities for deserving talent with the goal of fostering appreciation and popularity for classical music. Every performance offered to the public is presented with the Gateway Orchestra, Gateway’s seventy-member professional orchestra. Gateway highlights soloists of outstanding talent from all over the world. Gateway’s Great Works of Art Up Close and Personal program initiative has been met with enthusiastic audience response and reviews praising the performances, which have been presented to city and suburban neighborhoods in New York City, Southern Connecticut, Westchester and Northern New Jersey. The Gateway Orchestra comprises outstanding musicians from the Tri-State area. Some players are former members of orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic. Others are young,

professional freelance musicians, many of whom perform in the U.S. and abroad with renowned chamber ensembles and various other professional orchestras. The Gateway Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras. Ida Angland is the Artistic Director for Gateway Classical Music Society and the Conductor of the Gateway Orchestra.

Ms Angland is one of only a few American woman conductors who consistently program and conduct large masterworks that are among the most difficult in the repertoire. Prior and concurrent to her involvement with Gateway, Ms Angland assistant-conducted with the New York Grand Opera for seven years for numerous operas and concerts in Central Park and Carnegie Hall. Ms Angland has been characterized as having “inner genius,” “flair,” “idealism,” and “grit.” Gateway’s Great Works of Art performances have been described as “fantastic,” “thrilling,” “compelling,” “a revelation,” “unforgettable,” and “amazing.” (Brooklyn Eagle, Italian Voice, Greenwich Time, Stamford Advocate, Italian Citizen and other regional publications).

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