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Dayton Philharmonic, Ballet, and Vocalists Perform at Carillon Park for Dayton Heritage Day, May 27

Memorial Weekend Performance

CARILLON PARK
7:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 2018
(park opens at 11:00 am)


 

Admission: $8 for Adults | $7 for Seniors | $5 for Children aged 3–17
FREE for Dayton History Members and Children under 3
FREE PARKING

NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE PERFORMANCE
PERFORMANCE RAIN DATE MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
DAYTON BALLET
FELITA LaROCK guest vocalist
ROBERT TAFT guest narrator
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor

PROGRAM

SMITH-CUSTER "The Star-Spangled Banner"       
GOULD "American Salute"  
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Waltz     
WARD "America the Beautiful" (with Ms. LaRock)  
TICHELI An American Elegy 
COPLAND A Lincoln Portrait (with Mr. Taft) 
SOUSA "El Capitan March"        
RODGERS-SIMONE "Little Girl Blue" (with Ms. LaRock and Dayton Ballet)       
ANDERSON Bugler's Holiday (with Dayton Ballet)
GREENWOOD-WISE "God Bless the USA" (with Ms. LaRock)
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
LOWDEN Armed Forces Salute
SOUSA "The Stars and Stripes Forever"

HERITAGE DAY ACTIVITIES

Explore historical buildings and participate in activities and hands-on demonstrations—fun for all ages! 
Enjoy carousel and train rides for $1 each
Live entertainment throughout the day, leading up to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Americana-style food and beverages for sale
Play baseball with the Clodbusters (vintage baseball team)


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Celebrated Boston Pops Maestro Arthur Fiedler Left a Legacy of Gorgeous Music

Fiedler's Favorites
Dayton Philharmonic | SuperPops Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, June 1, 2018
8:00 pm Saturday, June 2, 2018


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NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Pops orchestras throughout the country have one very influential person to thank: Arthur Fiedler.

The Boston Pops has often been called “America’s Orchestra”; perhaps this makes Arthur Fiedler “America’s Conductor.” It is certainly true that Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra are considered the standard by which all other Pops orchestras are measured.

Fiedler spent nearly five decades (1930–1979) leading the Boston Pops. As a conductor, he wished for good music to be shared and heard by all and thus started the Esplanade Concerts, a free outdoor summer concert series. He believed that if libraries could provide literature for free, then there should be a place for musical literature to be enjoyed for free.

katz_fiedlerThese concerts led to Boston’s famous Fourth of July concert that still exists today.

Fiedler's combination of musicianship and showmanship made him one of the best-known Maestros in the world and the Boston Pops one of the best-known orchestras in the United States. He consequently conducted many other orchestras, including the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in 1973!

RIGHT: "To Paul Katz with all good wishes. I so enjoyed working with your fine Orchestra. Very Cordially, Arthur Fiedler, May 21, 1973"

On January 10, 1977, Fiedler was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Gerald Ford. He died on July 10, 1979, and it took the great John Williams to fill his shoes as the orchestra's nineteenth director.

Come celebrate the life and work of this gentle conductor with the DPO’s performance of some of Fiedler’s favorite musical lollipops, including “Jalousie,” “Moon River,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and, of course, “Stars and Stripes Forever.”


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Atmospheric Music by Modern Composer Mixes with Vivaldi Classics Summoning Up Images of Night in Venice

Serenades for Strings
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians | Chamber Series

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
Mimi and Stuart Rose Auditotium
3:00 pm Sunday, June 3, 2018
General Admission Seating

Pre-performance talk at 2:30 pm with Larry Coressel

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BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
HONSTEIN Night Scenes from the Ospedale
VIVALDI Sinfonia, RV 169
VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins, RV 580
DVOŘÁK Serenade, op. 22

DPO INSTRUMENTALISTS  | NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor

Everyone knows the cliche of the lovelorn gentleman playing guitar and singing under a balcony at twilight. The stage is set for love. The serenade started as this sort of casual music serving to express love or some kind of heartfelt tribute. Over the years it has grown to encompass a spectrum of forms which we will explore on the June season finale Chamber concert.

The Brandenburg Concerti, among Bach’s most widely-loved music, is represented with the third concerto of the suite. It was written for 11 instruments (three violin, three viola, three cello, one bass, one harpsichord). Bach’s intent was for the harpsichordist, presumably Johann himself, to improvise a harpsichord cadenza. Our own Alan Kimbrough will take Johann's place performing a cadenza of his choosing.

Then modern composer Robert Honstein creates a rather cinematic tribute to Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi. His Night Scenes from the Ospedale refers to the Venetian hospital/school/convent where Vivaldi created many of his famous concertos to be performed by the girls of the Ospedale’s school. Honstein creates atmospheric episodes that are designed to be performed between Vivaldi's concertos. Honstein leaves it up to the conductors and the orchestras who perform his work to choose which Vivaldi works to place between his movements in Night Scenes. Neal and Jessica have selected a short String Sinfonia and the famous Concerto for Four Violins and String Orchestra. Honstein’s five movements–Barcarolle, Lament, Nocturne, Whispers, and Before Dawn–employ many unusual string techniques to generate eerie and beautiful effects.

The afternoon closes with one of the gems of the 19th-century string repertoire: Dvořák’s String Serenade. It is a beautiful, tuneful piece that reflects Dvořák’s famously optimistic mindset.


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Pianist Martinez Brings the Jazz Age to the Stage with Gershwin's Influential and Exciting Piano Concerto in F

Martinez Plays Gershwin
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Masterworks Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, June 8, 2018
8:00 pm Saturday, June 9, 2018

7:00 pm Take Note pre-concert talk with Eric Street


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BERNSTEIN Facsimile
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4  

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
GABRIELA MARTINEZ piano
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

The grand finale concert of The Great Ones Masterworks season features two distinct voices in 20th-century American music and also harkens back to a strong voice from the 19th century.

We begin with Facsimile: A Choreographic Essay, which Leonard Bernstein composed for a ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Bernstein was a beloved and internationally famous conductor—the first American-born conductor of the New York Philharmonic—but he was also known as a successful communicator and collaborator. His collaboration with Robbins here yielded a masterpiece of dance
and music!

George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F is the centerpiece of this program. The composer premiered it himself at Carnegie Hall in 1925. Building on the momentum of his breakthrough Rhapsody in Blue, premiered a year earlier, the piano concerto is more formally cohesive yet still retains the jazz influence. It's the most frequently performed concerto of all American-composed concertos. Bernstein once said of Gershwin, “I don’t think there has been such an inspired melodist on this Earth since Tchaikovsky.”

Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony No. 4 during an emotionally tumultuous time in his life. He was in the process of marrying and then separating from his wife (all in the span of two months). The feelings and drama within his life certainly informed his work; the intensely emotional music is certainly among his most personal. In fact, as Tchaikovsky himself stated, the piece seemed an “emotional diary in music.” He has layered the symphony with fate as a theme, at times conveying helplessness but not without hope.


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The Intense Drama of Tchaikovsky's Life Is Distilled into His Fourth Symphony. DPO Maestro Neal Gittleman Gives You a Behind-the-Scenes Look...

The Power of Fate: Tchaikovsky's Fourth
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Classical Connections

SCHUSTER CENTER
3:00 pm Sunday, June 10, 2018
Graeter's Ice Cream Social and Q&A follows concert

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BIZET Carmen Suite No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor, presenter 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

The unique Classical Connections format features musical examples and explanation by DPO Artistic Director and Conductor 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.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky wrote his Symphony No. 4 during an emotionally tumultuous time in his life; he was in the process of marrying and then separating from his wife (all in the span of two months).

The feelings and drama within his life certainly bled into his work, but with an exciting outcome.

His Symphony No. 4 is a intensely emotional work and it is certainly among his most personal. To Tchaikovsky himself, the piece seemed an “emotional diary in music.” He layered the symphony with fate and destiny as a theme, conveying helplessness, yet hope.

Completed in 1878, Symphony No. 4 has Tchaikovsky finding his true voice as a symphonic composer. The work is also a wonderful example of orchestral voice, with the orchestra as a solitary voice “singing” the work.

The composer dedicated this symphony to the widow Madame von Meck, a woman he never met face-to-face, yet whom he considered a confidante. Von Meck was also his benefactor, giving him the freedom to become the most accomplished Russian composer of the 19th century. 


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Join Us for a Free Edge Perfomance in June as We Bring Philharmonic Musicians to a Community Near You

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
Sponsored by the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts

 

STRING ORCHESTRA ~ SERENADES FOR STRINGS
Tuesday, June 12, 12 noon to 1:00 pm 
Miami Valley Hospital South Atrium (Main Entrance Lobby)   

2400 Miami Valley Drive, Centerville, OH 45459   
Neal Gittleman, conductor | Aurelian Oprea, William Manley, Katherine Ballester, and Nick Naegele, violins

PROGRAM

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 | HONSTEIN Night Scenes from the Ospedale | VIVALDI Sinfonia, RV 169 | VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins, RV 580 


DPO STRING AND PERCUSSION QUARTET with RICK ROBINSON 
Sunday, June 17, 2:00 to 3:00 pm 
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
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301 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 
Rick Robinson, double bass—former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and founder of CutTime 
Aurelian Oprea, violin | William Manley, violin | Colleen Braid, viola | Michael LaMattina, percussion

PROGRAM

A program to connect audiences old and new to classical music, featuring standard symphonic works plus one of Rick’s original popular compositions. Selections from the following:
MOZART Divertimento in D, Symphony No. 25, Symphony No. 40 | BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 | ROBINSON "Pork 'n Beans" | JENKINS Palladio | STILL Symphony No. 1 | JOPLIN "Entertainer Rag" | JACKSON "Billie Jean" | ELLINGTON "Martin Luther King" | BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 | TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Serenade for Strings | PROKOFIEV March from The Love for Three Oranges 


VIOLIN/PIANO DUO ~ CINEMA CLASSICS 
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 pm 
Westminster Presbyterian Church
 
125 N. Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402 
Dona Nouné, violin | Joshua Nemith, piano 

PROGRAM

SCHNITTKE Suite in the Old Style | WILLIAMS Schindler's List | SHOSTAKOVICH Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra | MORRICONE "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission | MORRICONE Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso | GARDEL Tango "Por una Cabeza" from Scent of a Woman | LIGETI Musica ricerata: Mesto, rigido e cerimonale for Solo Piano from Eyes Wide Shut | GOLDSMITH Theme from Papillon 
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