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DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS Dayton Philharmonic’s Symphonie fantastique with Vadim Gluzman, violin, part of the 2022-2023 Masterworks Series and DPAA’s Learning Program Weekend

La Forza del destino, Overture, Giuseppe Verdi 

Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Dimitri Shostakovich featuring Vadim Gluzman (violin) 

 Symphonie fantastique, Hector Berlioz 

Antoine Clark, guest conductor 

DAYTON, OH (Nov. 11, 2022) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance continues Dayton Philharmonic’s 2022-2023 Masterworks Series with Hector Berlioz’s Symphonic Fantastique and violinist Vadim Gluzman performing the Shostakovich Violin Concert No. 1 in A minor, Nov. 18-19 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.  

Guest Conductor, Antoine Clark, makes his Dayton debut as he conducts the Dayton Philharmonic in some of the most passionate, emotional classical music ever created, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Dazzling with fiery orchestral colors and effects, Symphonie fantastique follows a love-sick hero’s drug-induced visions to a glittering ball, a scaffold, and concludes with a Witches’ Sabbath finale using a Dies irae pounding out a hair-raising theme, so impactful audiences end up on the edge of their seats.   

Violinist, Vadim Gluzman, joins Clark and Dayton Philharmonic in the Shostakovich Violin Concerto, No. 1 in A minor. Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Gluzman-an Isreali violinist- is acclaimed for his appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw under Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and other leading conductors. 

Learning Program Weekend 

DPAA also celebrates its Learning Programs in conjunction with Symphonie fantastique weekend performances. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance learning programs provide a wide range of educational opportunities with unique and affordable possibilities for children and families to access the arts. DPAA is proud to reach almost 65,000 children and their families annually through field trip concerts, in-school presentations, and participatory programs. Students, educators, and volunteers in DPAA Learning Programs will be acknowledged at both Symphonie fantastique concerts.  

Vadim Gluzman is conducting a Master Class for area violin students on Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Piano Preparatory School in Beavercreek. The Master Class is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited, and participation is on a first-come, first-served based. To sign up for the class, go to Gluzman Master Class Sign-Up beginning Monday, Nov. 14.  For questions, call the DPAA office at 937-224-3521. 

Symphonie fantastique is part of DPAA’s 2022-2023 Masterworks Series, sponsored by AES Ohio Foundation, Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, and The Schiewetz Foundation. Vadim Gluzman is a Louis S. Cantor, Rose Sorokin Cantor, Samuel L. Cantor, and Lena Cantor, Endowed Guest Artist. DPAA’s Masterworks Series continues through the 2022- 2023 concert season with 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 Symphonie fantastique performance and its accompanying digital program, visit daytonperformingarts.org/fantastique

About the Artists 

Antoine Clark, guest conductor 

Compelling interpretations, inventive performances, and an energetic stage presence are the hallmarks of American conductor Antoine T. Clark. The founding Artistic and Music Director of the Worthington Chamber Orchestra in Ohio (formerly McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra), now in its tenth season, Mr. Clark was named Assistant Conductor of West Virginia’s Wheeling Symphony Orchestra in the fall 2021. A passionate arts education advocate, he served as Cincinnati Symphony’s 2022 MAC Music Innovator. The program, which highlights leading African American classical musicians who embody artistry, innovation, and commitment to education and community engagement, saw Clark leading chamber music and orchestral performances in schools and throughout the community during his residency. 

2022-2023 season highlights include a collaboration with Hixon Dance in a performance of Peter and the Wolf with the Worthington Chamber Orchestra and guest engagements in the fall with Spartanburg Philharmonic (September 24), Dayton Philharmonic (November 18 and 19), and in the spring with Symphony Tacoma (March 18) and New Jersey Symphony (March 31). 

Prior posts include serving as assistant conductor of the Chicago Sinfonietta, music director of the Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra, music director of the Ohio Northern University Symphony, music director of the Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra, music director of the Wayne State College Orchestra, assistant conductor of The Ohio State University Orchestra, and artistic and music director of the Capital City Chamber Players.  
Vadim Gluzman, violin 

Universally recognized among today’s top performing artists, Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman is acclaimed for his appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw under Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnányi, Tugan Sokhiev, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and other leading conductors. Mr. Gluzman has introduced the public to new works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Moritz Eggert, Elena Firsova, Lera Auerbach, and Pēteris Vasks, and is planning premiere performances of the new violin concerto by Erkki-Sven Tüür. Accolades for Gluzman’s striking catalogue of recordings for the BIS label include the Diapason d’Or of the Year, Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice, Classica magazine’s Choc de Classica award, and Disc of the Month by The Strad, BBC Music Magazine, and ClassicFM. Distinguished Artist in Residence at The Peabody Conservatory, where he teaches a selected group of young violinists, Gluzman performs on the extraordinary 1690 ‘ex-Leopold Auer’ Stradivari, on loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.