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Unconventional Performances, Unconventional Places

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is excited to announce a new concert series for 2017–2018 called EDGE. EDGE is a performing arts series filled with Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places, with all concerts being free and open to the public. Following our new DPAA Strategic Plan, the goal of EDGE is to bring the performing arts into the Dayton community, introducing the art forms of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance to new audiences in more intimate and approachable settings. Continue to check here for a full list of the EDGE performances, as we will be adding additional performances throughout the year.

EDGE #1: MIXED TRIO
Tuesday, September 26, 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Pavilion (covered outdoor location, coinciding with lunchtime Farmers Market and food truck rally)
Charles Pagnard, trumpet
Stephen Ullery, double bass
Michael LaMattina, percussion
Performing...
Joe Price: American Vignettes

EDGE #2: HOFELDT STRING DUO
Wednesday, October 25, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
The Amber Rose Restaurant
Elizabeth Hofeldt, violin
Mark Hofeldt, cello
Performing...
Classical music from the 17th to the 20th century, with a European focus to match the cuisine:
Bach Two-Part Inventions
Haydn Duet
Glière Duos
Delibes Flower Duet
Bartók Duos
Martinů Duo
John Gunn Scottish fiddle tunes
...as well as tangos and popular music for two

EDGE #3: STRING QUARTET
Sunday, December 3, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Dayton Metro Library Main Branch, Eichelberger Forum (first floor auditorium)
Kara Camfield, violin
Scott Moore, violin
Leslie Dragan Peoples, viola
Ellen Nettleton, cello
Performing...
Selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, arr. Peoples
...and other repertoire for string quartet

EDGE #4: STRING/HARP QUARTET
Saturday, January 13, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe in Yellow Springs
Leslie Stratton, harp
Katherine Ballester, violin 
Kim Trout, viola
Christina Coletta, cello
Performing...
Classical and contemporary repertoire for harp and strings 

EDGE #5: 500 YEARS OF DANCE MUSIC IN 40 MINUTES 
Saturday, April 28, 4:00–5:00 p.m. 
Wright-Patterson USO Center, Wright-Patterson AFB 
Gabrielle Sharp, dancer 
Kirstin Greenlaw, violin 
Kara Camfield, violin 
Stephen Ullery, double bass 
Performing... 
500 Years of Dance Music in 40 Minutes: Musicians from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra share the stage with a ballet dancer to bring the rhythms of dance music to life. They will explore how dance and music styles have changed through time—with a twist. Can you dance classic ballet to contemporary music or modern dance to more traditional music? These amazing artists will explore what makes dance music distinctive, both with and without dance. 

EDGE #6: DUO LEVANT 
Saturday, May 26, 7:30–9:30 p.m. 
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, Ohio 
Dona Nouné-Wiedmann, violin (DPO member) 
Nicolae Dumitru, piano (guest artist) 
Performing... 
"Longing for the Roots," a program of primarily Lebanese and Romanian composers, in honor of the artists' heritage: 
Boghos Gelalian: Sonata Breve 
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances 
Franz Liszt: Romanian Rhapsody for Piano Solo 
Astor Piazzolla: Chau Paris, Rio Sena, Bando, and Adios Nonino 
Ciprian Porumbescu: Balada 
Ioan Scarlatescu: Bagatela 
Valentin Doni: Concerto Brevis 
Tudor Ciortea: Suite in Folk Style 
Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen 


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