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Dayton Philharmonic Principal Quartet to perform works by Mozart, Schubert at free recital

Dayton, Ohio (February 22, 2006) – On Sunday March 5, at 3pm, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) Principal Quartet will perform in a free recital at Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 South County Road 25A, in Tipp City, Ohio.

The first of six free concerts known collectively as Amadeus Unbound given at Greater Dayton and Northern Cincinnati area venues, the Tipp City recital is part of the NCR Miracle of Mozart Festival, the DPO’s celebration of the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The DPO Principal Quartet will perform Mozart’s String Quartet in C major K. 465 (Dissonance), Mozart’s String Quartet in B-flat major K. 589 (Prussian), and Schubert’s String Quartet in A minor D. 804 (Rosamunde). The festival includes free community events such as this one, as well as a Mozart Piano Concerto Series and regular classical season concerts.

The DPO Principal Quartet consists of DPO Concertmaster Lucas Alemán, Principal Second Violinist Kirstin Greenlaw, Principal Violist Sheridan Kamberger Currie, and Principal Cellist Andra Lunde Padrichelli.

The Amadeus Unbound part of the festival is designed to “…take Mozart out for a ‘free ride,’ so everyone in the area can experience the amazing variety and majesty of the great composer’s work,” says Neal Gittleman, DPO Music Director, who will act as host for this recital.

The recital will be followed by a reception with the DPO Principal Quartet. For more information, call the DPO business office at 937-224-3521. A full calendar is available at:


The NCR Miracle of Mozart Festival is presented by NCR Corporation and co-sponsored by the DP&L Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment of the Arts and a grant from the Hampden W. and Erma R. Catterton Fund of the Dayton Foundation. Festival Media Partners are Times Community Newspapers of Greater Dayton and WDPR/WDPG.

Lucas Alemán is Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. At 22, when Music Director Helmuth Rilling appointed him to the Concertmaster chair of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia, Alemán became the youngest concertmaster in Spain. He has appeared as guest Concertmaster with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and the Las Palmas Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloing extensively, he has performed with orchestras such as the Las Palmas Philharmonic, Castilla y Leon Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic of Galicia. He has also had regular solo performance with the Dayton Philharmonic, and has performed with such celebrated conductors as Sir Maxwell Davies, Christoph Poppen, and Neal Gittleman. An avid chamber musician, he has appeared to critical acclaim – both live and in broadcast – at the Valeri Gergiev Festival in Holland, Abertos de Camara Chamber Music Series in Spain, and Musica por Doquier Festival in New York City.

Kirstin Greenlaw is in her second year with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as principal second violin. Previously on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she taught violin and chamber music, she now teaches at the Stivers School of Music in Dayton. She is a former concertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony and Ohio Light Opera Company Orchestra; has performed extensively with the Delphic String Trio, and is a recipient of the Grand Prize of the 1996 Carmel Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Greenlaw studied at Vienna’s Hochschule für Musik, and holds degrees from Florida State University, DePauw University and the Interlochen Arts Academy. She spends her summers teaching and performing in Tuscany at the Opera Theater of Lucca.

Sheridan Kamberger Currie is the principal violist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed as chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras since her concerto debut in 1997. In 1998, Ms. Currie was the Time Warner String Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the winner of the Nakamichi Viola Concerto Competition there. Other competition awards include first prize in the 1998 Geraldine B. Gee International Viola Competition, where she also won second prize in 1995 and 1997.

Andra Lunde Padrichelli, the principal cellist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, grew up in Santa Barbara, California. She is a graduate of Indiana University and a recent fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Padrichelli joined the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as principal cellist in September 2003.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Ohio’s Miami Valley community. Its 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 area. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra also 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.

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