Gateways Radio

Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
The Gateways Music Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

The Gateways Music Festival Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Fresh, exciting performances highlighting musicians of African descent

The Gateways Music Festival Orchestra is a 125+ member ensemble of musicians of African descent under the leadership of conductor Anthony Parnther. Gateways Radio features exceptional compositions and exquisite performances, celebrating the Gateways Music Festival’s mission of connecting and supporting classical musicians of African descent and serving as a source of inspiration, enlightenment, and engagement for communities—especially communities underrepresented in classical music.

Listen to the two most recent episodes of Gateways Radio.

Coleman, Smith, Dvořák, Rosales, Stravinsky

February 7, 2023, 8:00 pm

Performances featuring Imani Winds, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and two quintets of percussionists.

Jones, Abels, Arnold, Schifrin, Ravel

February 14, 2023, 8:00 pm

Recordings featuring the Gateways Orchestra, the Harlem Quartet, Imani Winds, and conductor Michael Morgan.

Coleridge-Taylor, Coleman, Sowande, Still

February 21, 2023, 8:00 pm

Performances featuring the Catalyst Quartet, organist Nathaniel Gumbs, the LSO under the baton of Chicago Sinfonietta founder Paul Freeman, and more.

Bonds, Corea, Ellington, Price

February 28, 2023, 8:00 pm

Performances featuring the Harlem Quartet, the Dessoff Choir and Orchestra conducted by Malcolm J. Merriweather, and the Gateways Orchestra conducted by Michael Morgan.

Piazzolla, Bach, McKee, Ellington

March 7, 2023, 8:00 pm

Performances featuring Imani Winds, pianist Seth Blumer, the Gateways Brass Collective, and more.

Johnson, Childs, Bach, Elgar

March 14, 2023, 8:00 pm

Featuring the Videmus Ensemble, pianist Joseph Williams, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Gateways Orchestra under the direction of Michael Morgan.

Coleman, Brahms, Still, Price

March 21, 2023, 8:00 pm

Featuring Imani Winds, the Gateways Orchestra led by conductor Anthony Parnther, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra led by Avlana Eisenberg.

Season Finale: Dett, Danielpour, Price, Cockerham

March 28, 2023, 8:00 pm

Season Finale: Featuring pianist Denver Oldham, clarinetist Anthony McGill, violinist Er-Gene Kahng, the Gateways Orchestra led by Michael Morgan, and more.