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Jeremiah: Fire in the Heart

January 2018


   3:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 2018

BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah  

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor, presenter WEBSITE


The unique Classical Connections format features musical examples and explanation by DPO Artistic Director Neal Gittleman, followed by a performance of the entire composition. Directly following is a casual Q&A and an Ice Cream Social with a free scoop of Graeter's. 

This first Connections Concert of the new calendar year takes us back to 
1942 and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah. At its premiere, the composer himself conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. This programmatic symphony follows the biblical story found in the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. The piece has three movements: Prophecy; Profanation; and Lamentation. Not to be taken literally, the movements instead cultivate the emotions within the story.

In the first movement, Prophecy, one can almost hear the prophet’s pleas. Profanation, the second movement, is a scherzo, portraying the corruption and the ensuing destruction of Jerusalem. The third and final movement, Lamentation, suggests the mournful cry of Jeremiah.

Series Sponsor: Dr. Charles and Patricia Demirjian 

Series Sponsorship Partner: Graeter's  

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner – Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
Bob Ross Auto Group Official Automobile Dealership of the DPO
DataYard Official Data Provider of the DPO
Marriott University of Dayton Official Hotel of the DPO
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