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Dayton Native Returns to Shine on Dayton Philharmonic Season Opener 

Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi 

Flute Concerto featuring Brandon Patrick George (flute), Christopher Rouse 

Expressions Sierra Leone (poet) with DPO Chorus, Steve Winteregg  

DAYTON, OH (Aug. 29, 2022) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance opens the 2022-2023 Masterworks Series with Dayton native and Grammy Award-nominated Brandon Patrick George (flute), Maestro Neal Gittleman, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Sept. 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now and start at $5. For tickets, call 937-228-3630 or visit daytonperformingarts.org/tickets.  

Maestro Neal Gittleman leads the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening highlighting the rich legacy of the arts in Dayton. Known as the “hottest young flutist around,” Stiver’s grad and Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra alum, Brandon Patrick George, performs a magical Celtic-inspired Flute Concerto by American composer Christopher Rouse. The Dayton Philharmonic Chorus joins Dayton Philharmonic on stage for Dayton locals Sierra Leone and Steve Winteregg’s beautiful world premiere, Expressions, honoring beloved Dayton arts and cultural philanthropist Miriam Rosenthal. The concert concludes with Respighi’s widely performed tone poem, Pines of Rome. 

Pines of Rome is part of DPAA’s 2022-2023 Masterworks Series, sponsored by AES Ohio Foundation and the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The Masterworks Series continues through the 2022- 2023 concert season with:  Far Away Places: Scheherazade (Oct. 21-22, 2022); Symphonie fantastique and Vadim Gluzman (Nov.18-19, 2022); Tchaikovsky’s “Polish Symphony,” (Feb. 24-25, 2023); Perspectives: War and Peace (March 10-11, 2023) and Beethoven’s Second Symphony (May 19-20, 2023). All performances are held at the Schuster Center and begin at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets start at $5 and are on sale now by phone at 937.228.3630, online at  daytonperformingarts.org/tickets in person at the Box Office in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center downtown Dayton. 

For more information about the Pines of Rome performance and a digital program, visit daytonperformingarts.org/rome

About Dayton Philharmonic Chorus 

In 1935, two years after founding the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and realizing how much choral music would enhance the Orchestra’s concert programming, Dr. Paul Katz founded the original, all-volunteer Dayton Philharmonic Chorus (DPC). The work of Charles Wendelken-Wilson, the Dayton Philharmonic’s second Music Director, brought about the DPC’s reorganization as an even more vital part of the Orchestra. Former directors of the DPC include Clark Haines, Jeffrey Powell, and Hank Dahlman. In 2022, the DPC appointed Dr. Steven Hankle as its new director.  The Chorus Manager is Carolyn Sweezy. 

About Dayton Performing Arts Alliance  

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) was formed in a groundbreaking and innovative merger between Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the greater Dayton community, with a mission to be the community’s indispensable source for traditional, diverse, and innovative experiences in ballet, opera, and orchestral music. The vision of DPAA is to transform lives through the power of music and dance. In addition, DPAA offers various performance and education programs, setting a new standard for artistic excellence. DPAA performances reach an audience of more than 90,000 people annually, and their rich arts education programming serves over 60,000 schoolchildren in 150 schools in southwest Ohio. These performances and education initiatives are made possible partly through significant support from the Ohio Arts Council, Culture Works, Montgomery County, and the National Endowment for the Arts.