Discover Classical’s Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce that every Saturday night, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for the southwest Ohio region to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of their homes. In this unprecedented time when concert halls are closed, Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic are thrilled to partner together to bring the joy of music and maybe a little hope back into the lives of the greater Dayton community.

Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will air Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm on Discover Classical 88.1FM WDPR Dayton/ 89.9FM WDPG Greenville/ 89.1FM WUSO Springfield, and online at discoverclassical.org.

Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will showcase the following concert lineup:

APRIL 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2018
Debussy-Molinari: L’isle joyeuse
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Massenet: Thaïs Meditation (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

APRIL 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from February 2017
Bach-Schoenberg: St. Anne Prelude and Fugue
Bach: Motet #1, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

APRIL 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from March 2018
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet (Dayton Ballet)

MAY 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2017
Verdi: Requiem

MAY 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2019
John Mauceri, guest conductor
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Bernstein: Three Meditations from MASS (Adrian Daurov, cello)
Bruch: Kol Nidrei (Adrian Daurov, cello)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5


Grab a cup of coffee and join Neal and Guest Conductor John Mauceri for a lively virtual discussion of music, movies, ballet, and life under COVID-19.

MAY 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2015
Copland: El Salon México
Grieg: Piano Concerto (Emile Naoumoff, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

MAY 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from January 2019
Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
Mozart: Flute Concerto (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
Morricone: American Themes (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

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MAY 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from October 2014
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 (Spencer Myer, piano)
Mahler: “Das irdische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mary Wilson, soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Mary Wilson, soprano)

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JUNE 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from February 2016
Walton: Music for Henry V
Sung: Farmer Glorp
Herbert: Cello Concerto No. 2 (Mark Kosower, cello)
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9
Intermission Interview:  Mark Kosower, Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra

JUNE 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2016
Mei-Ann Chen, Guest Conductor
Higdon: river sings a song to trees
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Gavin George, piano)
Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”
Intermission Interview:  Gavin George and Mei-Ann Chen
NOTE:  Gavin George’s February 2020 performance with the DPO airs on Discover Classical’s  “Live and Local” this Saturday morning, June 13 at 10:00 am.

JUNE 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from September 2004
Schelle: SAMURAI
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491 (Peter Serkin, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Intermission Interview: Michael Schelle
This program is being broadcast in memory of Peter Serkin, who passed away February 1, 2020.

JUNE 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from January 2011
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Liebermann: Trumpet Concerto (Ryan Anthony, trumpet)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Intermission Interview:  Ryan Anthony

JULY 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2018
Bernstein: A Musical Toast
Sung: Signs/Fate of Place
Neukom: Violin Concerto (Jessica Hung, violin)
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Bernstein:  March from Divertimento
Intermission Interview: Jessica Hung and Sean Neukom

JULY 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from June 2018
Bernstein: Facsimile
Gershwin: Concerto in F (Gabriela Martinez, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
Intermission Interview: Gabriela Martinez
NOTE: Gabriela Martinez’ performance of Rhapsody in Blue from the 2019–2020 DPO SuperPops Series airs on Discover Classical’s  “Live and Local” this Saturday morning, July 11 at 10:00 am.

JULY 18, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from April 2007
Warshauer: Symphony No. 1, “Living, Breathing Earth”
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez (Almer Imamovic, guitar)
Holst: The Planets
Intermission Interview: Meira Warshauer

JULY 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from November 2009
Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture
Liebermann: Clarinet Concerto (Jon Manasse, clarinet)
Franck: Symphony in D Minor
Intermission Interview: Lowell Liebermann

AUGUST 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from January 2007
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Intermission Interview: Kathleen Clawson, mezzo-soprano soloist

AUGUST 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from November 2014
Berlioz: Episode from the Life of an Artist, Part 1—Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz: Episode from the Life of an Artist, Part 2—Lélio, or the Return to Life
Intermission Interview: Gary Briggle

AUGUST 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2006
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Mozart: Mass in C minor (Robert Rodriguez, soloist: Dona nobis pacem)
Intermission Interview: Robert Rodriguez

AUGUST 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from May 2011
Bernstein: MASS
Intermission Interviews: John Wesley Wright, Celebrant in MASS, and other MASS cast members

AUGUST 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm
from November 2015
Sung: Dona nobis pacem
Runestad: Dreams of the Fallen (Jeffrey Biegel, Dayton Philharmonic Chorus)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
Intermission Interview: Jeffrey Biegel and Jake Runestad