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Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians Perform Together at Dayton Art Institute for a Chamber Concert of Sound and Song



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x 1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org

DAYTON, OH (February 11, 2015) – On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3 p.m. in the Dayton Art Institute Renaissance Theatre, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Sound and Song, the second concert in the 2014-2015 Chamber Series. Associate Sponsor for this performance is the Bill and Jackie Lockwood Family Foundation. 

The intimate sound of the voice accompanied by piano is a central thread in the development of classical and popular music.  This music genre really took off in the 1800s as the piano developed into the major force in music we know and enjoy today. The piano is now one of the world’s most familiar and loved musical instruments. Within the span of its 88 keys, virtuosic artists can convey everything from the simplest, most touching melody to a huge sonic footprint that is almost orchestral in effect.  When you couple this versatile instrument with the sound of the solo voice, you have a magic that is unique in its own right.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orhestra’s second Chamber Series program, Sound and Song, will explore the range of chamber works that demonstrate this pairing of piano and voice to greatest effect.   Dayton Philharmonic welcomes young artists from Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence program – soprano Sara Schabas, mezzo-soprano Amanda Fink, tenor Joshua Wheeker, and baritone Jeff Byrnes – to the Dayton Art Institute Renaissance Theatre stage for this musical excursion.   The vocalists will be accompanied by gifted musicians from Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, including Joshua Nemith on piano, DPO Concertmaster Jessica Hung and Kirstin Greenlaw on violin, Sheridan Currie on viola, Andra Padrichelli on cello, Aaron Brant on horn, and John Kurokawa on clarinet.  DPO Chorus Master Jeffrey Powell will also be playing piano for this performance.

The afternoon will include some of the most beautiful pieces of chamber music with vocal spotlight, including Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, Chausson’s Chanson perpétuelle, Britten’s Canticle III, Beethoven’s Scottish Songs, and the Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms.

Larry Coressel from Discover Classical WDPR 88.1 will give a pre-concert Take Note talk beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets for Sound and Song are $22 for adults and $14 for students and children, and all tickets are General Admission Seating.  Tickets are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org.  Senior, teacher and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information on this concert or on other upcoming performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 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. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding 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.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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