October 1, 2023

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in the UMW Department of Music, performed with the the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the beginning of the 2014–2015 season with its annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. The program featured Emmy Award winning actress and singer Nicole Parker currently in the national tour of Wicked and Broadway and opera sensation Christopher Johnstone, in the national tour of Evita.

Doug Gately Performs with Glee’s TV Star, Matthew Morrison

Doug Gately, senior lecturer in music, recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra featuring vocalists Matthew Morrison and Tony Award winning Laura Benanti.  Morrison performs on Broadway and is the star of the hit television show, Glee. The NSO concert, conducted by Steven Reineke, was held at Wolf Trap.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil De Cou at Wolf Trap on June 20.  The program, “Pixar in Concert,”  featured 14 films that Pixar Animation Studios has produced. Collectively, this music has won three Academy Awards, 10 Oscar nominations, and 10 Grammy Awards. The music with film included Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatuoille, A Bugs Life, Wall-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Brave, Monsters Inc. and Monsters University.

Gately Performs with National Symphony Orchestra

Doug Gately recently performed with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The program was presented as NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; New Ballet Ensemble / From Gershwin to Ellington. The program featured Gershwin selections from Porgy and Bess, Samuel Barber’s Souvenirs, Op. 28, Oliverio’s Timpani Concerto No. 1, and Ellington’s Giggling Rapids, The King of the Magi, Martin Luther King, and Harlem.

UMW Jazz Festival


Students perform at the UMW Jazz Festival.

The UMW Jazz Ensemble, directed by Doug Gately, participated in the annual UMW Jazz Festival held on April 6.  In addition to performing their own program, they also worked with guest jazz artists, Jeff Antoniuk and Wade Beach, from the group “Jazz Update.”

UMW Music Students and Professors Showcased; Mark Snyder to Perform in Richmond

Last weekend, students from the Electronic Music class at Mary Washington helped with tech at the First Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance, a three-day festival of electronic music and art. UMW students Rebecca Brown, Paul Espino, Malcolm Moore, Paige Naylor, Joshua Roberts,  Mary Thompson  and Meredith Wylegala all had their works performed during the festival.

Electroacoustic Barn Dance performers at UMW

Doug Gately, senior lecturer and director of the Jazz Ensemble, and Michael Morley, orchestra manager, also performed. The festival featured composers from 32 colleges and universities across the country. Mark Snyder, director of the festival and assistant professor of music, premiered his piece Angriest Tangerine for processed double bass, electronics and video.

Snyder will perform at the eleventh annual Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Richmond this weekend. He will perform on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. and the concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://thirdpractice.org/3p11/index.html.