Edge

Unconventional Performances | Unconventional Places | Free

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edge is a performing arts series dedicated to presenting Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places, with all concerts being free and open to the public. Following our new Alliance 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 intimate and approachable settings. The edge performances for the 2017-2018 season have now concluded. Program underwriting generously provided by:

PAST PERFORMANCES

VIOLIN/PIANO DUO
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
125 N. Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402
Dona Nouné, violin
Joshua Nemith, piano
Performing…
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style
Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra
Morricone: “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission
Williams: Schindler’s List
Ligeti: Musica ricerata: Mesto, rigido e cerimonale for Solo Piano from Eyes Wide Shut
Goldsmith: Theme from Papillon
Morricone: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Gardel: Tango “Por una Cabeza” from Scent of a Woman

DPO STRING AND PERCUSSION QUARTET
with SPECIAL GUEST RICK “MR. CUTTIME” ROBINSON
Sunday, June 17, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center
301 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373
Rick Robinson, double bass—former member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and founder of CutTime Productions: Making Symphonies Work for Everyone
Aurelian Oprea, violin
William Manley, violin
Colleen Braid, viola
Michael LaMattina, percussion
Performing… A program to connect audiences old and new to classical music, featuring standard symphonic works plus one of Rick’s original popular compositions. Expect lively and informative hosting, a wide variety of music, humor, personal stories, and up-close-and-personal interactions and conversations with the performers, who will answer all of your burning questions to demystify and debunk tired stereotypes of classical music!
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

SEMINAR: MAKING SYMPHONIES WORK FOR EVERYONE
with RICK “MR. CUTTIME” ROBINSON
Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon
Mathile Theatre, Schuster Center
Aimed at area musicians, music educators and other interested guests, this seminar will provide an opportunity to learn about Rick Robinson’s work, publications, and attitude as he strives to build new audiences for classical music in casual settings. The seminar offers techniques to use with newcomers to introduce them to the world of classical music, with methods including metaphors, answering burning-but-unspoken questions, and some fun audience participation.

STRING ORCHESTRA
Tuesday, June 12, 12 noon–1:00 p.m.
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, solo violins
Members of the DPO string section
Performing…
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Honstein Night Scenes from the Ospedale (2011)
Vivaldi Sinfonia, RV 168
Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins, RV 580

WOODWIND QUINTET
Thursday, May 10, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
The Plaza Theatre
33 S. Main Street, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Rebecca Tryon Andres, flute
Eileen Whalen, oboe
John Kurokawa, clarinet
Jessica Pinkham, horn
Kristen Smith, bassoon
Performing…
“Art and Arpeggios”: See fine art projected onto the big screen and exquisitely paired with beautiful woodwind music.

500 YEARS OF DANCE MUSIC IN 40 MINUTES
Saturday, April 28, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Wright-Patterson USO Center (across from Kitty Hawk Bowling Alley)
2221 Birch Street, Bldg. 22, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
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.

LED ZEPPELIN WARM-UP PARTY
Thursday, February 1, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Yellow Cab Tavern
700 E. Fourth St, Dayton, OH 45402
Rich Begel, DPO trombone
And other members of Reload: Rock & Roll/Funk & Soul with Kickin’ Horns
Kurt Kishler, vocals
Jeff Foster, saxophone
Michael Depew, trumpet

STRING/HARP QUARTET
Saturday, January 13, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe
233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Leslie Stratton, harp
Thomas Sobieski, violin
Kim Trout, viola
Christina Coletta, cello
Performing selected duos including…
Fauré: “Après une rêve” for Violin and Cello
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie for Violin and Harp
Saint-Saëns: “The Swan” for Cello and Harp
…as well as…
Beethoven String Trio in G major, Op. 9, No. 1: I. Adagio – Allegro con brio
Mozart Quartet for Piano (arr. Stratton for Harp) and Strings in G minor, K. 478: I. Allegro
Martinu: Selections from Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Glazunov: Serenade Espagnole for Cello and Harp

STRING QUARTET
Sunday, December 3, 3:00–4:00 p.m.Dayton Metro Library Main Branch, Eichelberger Forum (first floor auditorium)
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Kara Camfield, violin
Scott Moore, violin
Leslie Dragan, viola
Ellen Nettleton, cello
Performing…
Selections from Sonatas, Partitas, and Suites for Solo Violin, Solo Viola, and Solo Cello by J. S. Bach
Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
Selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, arr. Dragan: Arabian Dance and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

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

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