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The Successful 2017-2018 Edge Series Wraps Up with an Intimate Performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Series Sponsored by the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts


Thursday, June 28, 7:30 pm  
Westminster Presbyterian Church  
125 N. Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402  
Dona Nouné, violin | Joshua Nemith, piano  


SCHNITTKE Suite in the Old Style | WILLIAMS Schindler's List | SHOSTAKOVICH Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra | MORRICONE "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission | MORRICONE Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso | GARDEL Tango "Por una Cabeza" from Scent of a Woman | LIGETI Musica ricerata: Mesto, rigido e cerimonale for Solo Piano from Eyes Wide Shut | GOLDSMITH Theme from Papillon

Dona Nouné, violin, is one of our international musicians. She was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and has lived in England, Canada, and Germany, where she started her musical career. Her father was Lebanese (a violinist, naturally) and her mother was American (a cellist). Dona is fluent in Arabic, English and German, has a good grasp of French, and teaches all three at the Berlitz School in Cincinnati. She studied at USC (Los Angeles), Royal Academy of Music (London, England), Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Music, 1987) and Northwestern University (Master of Music, 1989). Dona has been a member of the DPO First Violin section since 2001, was a member of the Nurnberger Symphoniker, Germany (1989–1996), and has performed as a substitute with both the Rochester Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the latter under director Claudio Abbado. She continues to teach privately as well as participating in DPO’s education programs, teaching second-grade classes. Dona also taught earlier in her career, both in Germany and England.

Joshua S. Nemith, piano, has performed throughout the US and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral keyboardist. Dr. Nemith earned the Principal Keyboard position of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in May of 2007. He holds the same position with the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee, under the direction of conductor Michael Stern. He completed his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2004. Dr. Nemith has recorded new chamber and orchestral works with many groups, including the CCM Wind Symphony, New World Symphony, IRIS Orchestra, and the Dayton Philharmonic. Dr. Nemith performs regularly at professional venues in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas and has been the accompanist/organist at St. John’s Westminster Union Church in Cincinnati since 2002. In addition to his performance activities, Dr. Nemith has made music education an important part of his career. He has held several teaching appointments at UC-CCM where he has been an adjunct instructor in the Composition, Theory, and Musicology Division and the Keyboard Studies Division in recent years. He also maintains a private teaching studio at the Slater Music Academy in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.


Roger Daltrey Performs The Who's TOMMY with Members of The Who Band and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Fraze Pavilion
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 8:30 pm
$110 - Orchestra | $60 - Lawn & Terrace
All ticket prices increase $5 day of show


Legendary Who frontman Roger Daltrey will be performing the band’s most iconic masterpiece this summer, the groundbreaking TOMMY, on a special 10-city solo tour. The performance at Fraze Pavilion will feature full orchestral backing by members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Daltrey and his band will be showcasing the beloved classics from the 1969 rock opera, including “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me” and more.

Considered one of the seminal albums of the rock canon, last year The Who played all of TOMMY for the first time in 28 years at the Royal Albert Hall in London as part of a benefit concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Roger performed it in its entirety with his band during his 2011 solo tour. The opportunity to bring an orchestral dynamic to the raw emotion and cathartic impact of the songs that cemented Daltrey’s legacy as a vocal powerhouse adds a compelling dimension to the music’s timelessness.

Daltrey comments, “I’m really looking forward to singing TOMMY, not only with my great backing group, but also some of the finest orchestras in the country. Pete Townshend’s rock music is particularly suited to being embellished by the sounds that an orchestra can add to the band. With the arrangements written by David Campbell, it should make a memorable night of entertainment for all those who love the arts.”

Supported by the band of regular Who players, including guitarist Frank Simes, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Scott Devours, and complemented by some of the best orchestral institutions in the U.S., Daltrey’s indelible presence on this summer’s stages is sure to enliven the deaf/dumb/blind boy once again!

Later in 2018 Daltrey’s autobiography and his first solo album in 26 years will be released.

In the meantime, though, Roger Daltrey is ready to use his voice to do the thing he was born to do – bring rock fans to their feet. Don’t miss this show at Fraze Pavilion!


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Dayton Ballet
The company explores new horizons in dance with a striking interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the first production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ever in the Schuster Center with orchestra.

The acclaimed Dracula: Bloodlines returns in October and The Nutcracker for the holidays. February brings a varied collection of bold works together for the program Perspectives.

Dayton Opera
The Season Opening Spectacular, produced as a stunning collaboration with the Ballet and Philharmonic, presents Beethoven in a bold, groundbreaking style to open the 2018–2019 Season of Vistas.

Fully staged productions of Verdi’s heart-wrenching drama Rigoletto and Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking comedy The Pirates of Penzance follow in November and March. Next is our Star Recital with singer Ryan Speedo Green, whose rise from tenements to the Met stage is amazing and uplifting. A semistaged Strauss’s Salome then brings the opera season to a thunderous close in May.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Classical music is presented in a panorama of options, all sure to delight both novice and expert. Masterworks—the DPO’s flagship series—brings dynamic soloists and major classical compositions to the fore. Sensational works for piano, violin, flute and bassoon are performed by artists both long established and on the ascent.

The Sundae Classics series is a new evolution of Classical Connections with five Sunday afternoon performances that echo their Masterworks counterparts.

The Chamber series has evolved into the Recital Series, including two chamber concerts at the Dayton Art Institute, the Opera vocalist recital and a Wildcard!

This season, the Family Series includes the family favorite PhilharMonster, plus matinee performances of both The Nutcracker and The Pirates of Penzance.

SuperPops continues to excel as a series of unparalleled popular music experiences, and Rockin’ Orchestra brings a powerful orchestral dimension to rock ’n’ roll classics.


All Three Alliance Art Forms Come Together to Present a Fresh Vision of Beethoven's Sublime Art

Beethoven's Ninth: Season Opening Spectacular
Signature Event

8:00 pm Saturday, September 15, 2018
3:00 pm Sunday, September 16, 2018

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Egmont Overture | "Ah! perfido" | Christ on the Mount of Olives Hallelujah Chorus (intermission)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, opus 125

DAYTON OPERA | THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director, event producing director  
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC | NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director, conductor
DAYTON BALLET | KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director, choreographer

What better way to launch the 2018–2019 Vistas Season than with a program celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental contribution to the art of music?

Here you will experience multiple expressions of the great master’s genius: overture, song, and chorus, climaxing with a unique setting of his landmark Symphony No. 9 in D minor, a work that many regard as the very apotheosis of Western music. The Alliance is uniquely suited to present a program of expanded scope and concept that draws from the advantages of all three art forms. 

The program opens with one of Beethoven’s most dramatic overtures, Egmont. Next, a top opera soprano joins the Orchestra for the central role in the heart-wrenching “Ah! perfido” (“Ah! deceiver”), a concert aria that lays our heroine’s emotions bare as she implores her lover not to depart forever. The first half then concludes with a powerful choral work: the finale from Beethoven’s oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives. The text captures the thoughts of the Messiah in the garden of Gethsemane as he makes peace with his impending crucifixion.

If you were in the audience for last year’s Season Opening Spectacular, Verdi’s Requiem, you have some sense of what to expect next. This is Beethoven's Ninth as you’ve never seen or heard it. Innovative stagecraft, dance, chorus, and soloists who convey deep emotion as opera performers all come together for an explosion of impressions, sounds, motion and sight, impelling Beethoven’s vision to a new sphere. Join us for this dramatic arts season kickoff.

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