Dayton, Ohio (August 2, 2007) – Sunday August 19th at 7 pm, Troy Mayors Concerts, Inc. will present its 15th Annual Mayors Concert at Prouty Plaza in the Public Square of Downtown Troy, Ohio. The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and Summer Chorus has performed this concert, since the concert’s inception 15 years ago. DPO Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds will conduct a program that includes such diverse selections as Overture to Candide (Leonard Bernstein), Music from A Chorus Line (Marvin Hamlisch), They Can’t Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin), selections from The Music Man (Meredith Wilson), and the War of 1812 Overture (Peter Il’yich Tchaikovsky).
Troy Mayor Mike Beamish will be guest conductor of the His Honor March by Fillmore. Soprano Lee Merrill will sing Gershwin, and Baritone Jamie Cordes will perform Largo al Factotum (Rossini). Featured guests include the Troy First United Methodist Church Handbell Choir and – to provide explosive accompaniment to the War of 1812 Overture – the Ohio 5th Light Artillery.
A benefit of the event is an offer of free parking and reserved seating for the handicapped and their families and friends. Girl Scouts will provide wheelchair assistance to the handicapped as well. Those interested in making arrangements for the handicapped should contact Bruce George at 937-339-3114.
The recital is open to the public and free of charge.
Prouty Plaza is located in Downtown Troy; in the event of rain, Hobart Arena will be the recital site.
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About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.
Performance Place at the Schuster Center~109 North Main Street, Suite 200~Dayton, Ohio 45402