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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Offers “Classical Era,” the Second of Three National City Classical Masters Concerts on August 20 at Fraze Pavilion

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman will celebrate classical music with the second round of emotional, soul-stirring performances at Fraze Pavilion on Friday, August 20.

Although the term ‘classical’ has come to be used broadly, the Classical Era is actually a distinct period characterized by simplicity, balance, and pleasing melody.

Conductor Neal Gittleman leads the DPO in the Leonore Overture, which Beethoven wrote after the original overture from his only opera, Fidelio.

Join the Philharmonic’s own principal pianist, Michael Chertock, as he performs Piano Concerto No. 23 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the legend whose extensive development of the piano concerto merits wide recognition as the summit of the form.

Then, beware of the classical jester, the good-natured Haydn. Neal Gittleman may catch you off guard with Haydn’s musical surprise, the Symphony No. 94, known as…“Surprise.”

The Oakwood High School Band will open for the DPO at 7:30 PM. The National City Classical Masters Concert begins at 8:30.

To ensure getting the best seats, fans of the Classical Masters should book their DPO subscription or tickets promptly. They can call (937) 224-3521, or visit any National City Dayton-area location, or the Fraze ticket office. They can also get tickets via Ticketmaster’s phone or website.