December 2, 2022

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music, performed with the National Symphony Orchestra’s televised Capital Fourth Concert on July 5. The NSO was conducted by Jack Everly and hosted by country singer Mickey Guyton. This year’s concert included performances by Yolanda Adams, Gloria Gaynor, Keb’ Mo’, Darren Criss, Jake Owen, Cynthia Erivo and Andy Grammer, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

Gately Performs in ‘Nunsense’ at Riverside Center

Department of Music Senior Lecturer Doug Gately

Department of Music Senior Lecturer Doug Gately

Department of Music Senior Lecturer Doug Gately performed in the musical Nunsense starring Sally Struthers, June 3 to 12, at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Stafford, Virginia. Alto sax, clarinet and flute were the required instruments.

As an artist/clinician, Gately also adjudicated and rated band performances for Music in the Parks/Busch Gardens on June 3 and for Kings Dominion on May 13, 14 and 20. During this spring semester, Doug was also selected to adjudicate bands on Feb. 26 at the George Mason Jazz Festival, along with Jim Carroll in Jazz Studies at George Mason and Shenandoah University Director of Jazz Studies Matthew Niess.

Gately performs with the National Symphony Orchestra

Senior Lecturer Doug Gately

Senior Lecturer Doug Gately

Senior Lecturer Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 9-Dec. 11, 2021. The Holiday Shows featured Ingrid Michaelson.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the Department of Music, performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke on June 28 and 29 in a concert recreating the 1961 concert, Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall. Featured artists were Tony® nominee Laura Osnes, Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins, and Pink Martini’s Jimmie Herrod.

Gately also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra on the televised Capital Fourth Concert, hosted by John Stamos with performances by Carole King, Vanessa Williams, the cast of Sesame Street, Colbie Caillat, Yolanda Adams, Lee Brice, and more.

Kraus Featured in Wellness for Musicians Recital

Andrew Kraus and Doug Gately at Melchers

On Monday, February 4, the Rappahannock Music Society  featured Adjunct Piano Professor Andrew Kraus in the workshop and recital called “Wellness for the Performing Musician,” held in the Central Rappahannock Regional Library theater.  Kraus’ workshop got the participants up on their feet to learn “The Relaxing Breath” and “5 Elements QiGong.” Kraus also introduced them to the seminal work on “Flow” by Czicentmihali and applications of that work by Dr. Joseph Parrente in his book The Positive Pianist. The program also included a joint recital featuring pieces that Kraus will perform at UMW later this spring  with Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble.  The performance will focus on music by women composers. Kraus closed with Automne by Cecile Chaminade.

Gately performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble.

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble.

Doug Gately, director of the UMW Jazz Ensemble, performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Dec 20. The National Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Grammy® and Dove award–winning gospel album that reinterpreted Handel’s famous oratorio with a special one-night-only performance of Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. The performance,  which was produced by executive producer of the 1992 album Mervyn Warren, marked the first-ever live performance of the album. The program featured an all-star roster of guest artists, including Jennifer Holliday, BeBe Winans, CeCe Winans, Take 6, Marvin Sapp, The Clark Sisters, Chanté Moore, Deitrick Haddon, Billy Porter, Kelly Price, Sheléa, Janice Chandler-Eteme, Nnenna Freelon, the Steven Ford Singers. Music from Handel’s original oratorio was interspersed with new music inspired by spirituals, blues, ragtime and Hip Hop.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra on July 20, 2017.  Award-winning actors and Broadway veterans Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Judah Friedlander were the featured artists.

Gately Performs with the National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with a parade of superstars on July 4 with the National Symphony Orchestra. The concert,  A Capital Fourth, was televised live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Gately Performs with the Sophisticated Ladies

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reinke, on March 24 and 25 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.  The program, Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company featured singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover celebrating the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

Gately Performs with NSO & Patti Labelle

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Feb 14. The performance featured legendary singer Patti Labelle. Labelle is a multiple Grammy winner, has received numerous awards, and has sold more than 50 million records. Rolling Stone has put her on their list of 100 Greatest Singers.