Discover Classical’s Concert Nights with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – NOW ON SUNDAY NIGHTS!

Happy New Year 2021!

Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce that starting January 2021, Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic on Discover Classical will move to SUNDAY nights! Every Sunday 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.

Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will air Sunday 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. The 2021 concert line-up is as follows:

JANUARY 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from December 2010 (New Year’s Eve Concert)
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony, 1st movement
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Winter (Jessica Hung, violin)
Puccini: Tosca, E lucevan le stelle (Scott Piper, tenor)
Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Un bel di (Karin Wolverton, soprano)
Puccini: La Bohème, Act I Duet (Karin Wolverton & Scott Piper)
Respighi: Pines of Rome, Pines of the Appian Way
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien
Di Capula: O Sole Mio (Scott Piper)
Herbert: Italian Street Song (Karin Wolverton)
Arban: The Carnival of Venice (Ashley Hall)
Denza: Funiculi Funicula (Karin Wolverton, Ashley Hall, Scott Piper)
Mazzo-Struzzo II: Sul Bello Danubio Azzuro
Mazzo-Struzzo I: Marcia di Generale Radezzchi

JANUARY 10, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from March 2014
Weber: Der Freischütz Overture
Rodriguez: “The Dot and the Line” (Nancy Cartwright, narrator)
Elfman-Bankey: The Simpsons Theme (Nancy Cartwright)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1
Intermission Interview: Robert Xavier Rodríguez, composer of “The Dot and the Line”

JANUARY 17, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from March 2016
Keller: Not in My Name
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Aurelian Oprea, violin)
DePonte: With Grace and Justice for All
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (“Prague”)
Intermission Interview: Violin Soloist Aurelian Oprea

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View a beautiful video version of the powerful With Grace and Justice for All, including short discussions of the piece by Neal Gittleman and composer Niel DePonte:

JANUARY 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from January 2005
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Orli Shaham, piano)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (“The Year 1905”)
Intermission Interview: Patrick Campbell, Russian/Soviet history expert, on the events behind Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11

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JANUARY 31, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from March 2017
Bunch: Supermaximum
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Russian Dance (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
Debussy: Images
Intermission Interview: Violin Soloist Yevgeny Kutik

FEBRUARY 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from March 2011
Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1
Daugherty: Gee’s Bend (D.J. Sparr, electric guitar)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)
Intermission Interview: Composer Michael Daugherty and Electric Guitar soloist D.J. Sparr

February 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from February 2007
Wiren: Serenade
Grieg: Piano Concerto (Alon Goldstein, piano)
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Intermission Interview: Piano Soloist Alon Goldstein

February 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from September 2012
Strauss: Don Juan
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Sara Davis Buechner, piano)
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Intermission Interview: Piano Soloist Sara Davis Buechner

February 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from March 2014
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 (“Paris”)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Jessica Hung, violin)
Strauss: Don Quixote
Intermission Interview: DPO Concertmaster Jessica Hung and Principal Viola Sheridan Currie

March 7, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from May 2016
Brahms: Tragic Overture
Brahms: Piano Trio, op. 101 (Kristin Greenlaw, Andra Padrichelli, Antonio Pompa-Baldi)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano)

March 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from May 2016
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 (Jessica Hung, violin and Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Antonio Pompa-Baldi, piano)

March 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from May 2013
Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Brahms: A German Requiem

MARCH 28, 2021 at 8:00 pm
from February 2010
Debussy: Rondes de printemps
Reich: The Four Sections
Brahms: Symphony No. 2