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Dayton Opera’s 2015-2016 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 x1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org 

DAYTON, OH (January 8, 2016) – On Sunday, January 24, 2016 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 2015-2016 Chamber Series. Associate Sponsor for this performance is the Bill and Jackie Lockwood Family Foundation.

The intimate sound of the voice accompanied by piano or small grouping of stringed instruments, such as a string quartet, is a central thread in the development of classical and popular music.  The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s second Chamber Series program, Sound and Song, will explore the range of chamber works that demonstrate this pairing of instrument and voice to greatest effect.  

Dayton Philharmonic welcomes young artists from Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence program – soprano Kasia Borowiec, mezzo-soprano Melisa Bonetti, tenor Zachary Devin and baritone Andrew Pardini – 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, Aurelian Oprea and Kirstin Greenlaw on violin, Sheridan Currie on viola, Andra Padrichelli on cello, John Kurokawa on clarinet, and Aaron Brant on horn.  Dayton Opera Chorus Master Jeffrey Powell will also be playing piano for this performance.

“What a wonderful opportunity it is for the talented singers of Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence program to be featured in this concert and to be able to perform some really wonderful chamber repertoire in collaboration with the musicians of the Dayton Philharmonic,” said Dayton Opera Artistic Director Thomas Bankston.  “Along with the value of the big experience they get in opera on the stage of the Schuster Center, the experience of the intimate music-making in the DAI’s Renaissance Auditorium further enriches and enhances their residency.”

The afternoon will include some of the most beautiful pieces of chamber music with vocal spotlight, including Schubert’s Auf dem Strom, Brahms’s Zwei Gesange, selections from Spohr’s Sechs Deutche Lieder, Barber’s Dover Beach, two quartets from Schumann’s Spanisches Liederspiel, Corigliano’s Liebeslied, and Rossini’s Gondolieri.

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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