Gateway Festival Orchestra 2017

During the month of July every year something very special happens: professional musicians assemble to perform symphonic music that is free to the public courtesy of the Gateway Festival Orchestra of St. Louis. This is a service to the St. Louis community. Among the musicians are the members of Landolfi Quartet. You can hear us as part of something bigger than a string quartet.

Come hear the concerts July 9, 16, 23, 30 7:30 every Sunday evening in July on the Washington University Brookings Quadrangle and on July 20 at 7:30 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. A pre-concert lecture “Notes to Munch On” is presented at 7:10. During intermission, enjoy Ted Drewes frozen custard and fun tattoos for the children.

July 9: “Ye Olde London Towne” at Brookings Quadrangle
July 16 “Parisian Romance” at Brookings Quadrangle
July 20 “Parisian Romance” at Chesterfield Amphitheater
July 23 “Wolfgang and Felix” at Brookings Quadrangle
July 30 “Many Miniatures… and a Masterpiece” at Brookings Quadrangle

In addition to the orchestral concerts, Gateway Festival Orchestra members present several outreach programs of chamber music to children. For many of these children, this is the first encounter with live string music.

Come hear all the concerts under the baton of Dr. James Richards. Three of the concerts feature guest soloists. All orchestra members are members of local 2-197 of the American Federation of Musicians.

Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Due to construction on the Washington University campus, please allow plenty of time for parking.

For more information, please visit Gateway Festival Orchestra’s website at