DAYTON, OH (April 14, 2011) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series will have its final performance of the 2010-2011 season on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.

The May 1 concert will feature the cheerful, good-natured Symphony No. 3 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Also on the program: Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major with soloist Aurelian Oprea, Associate Concertmaster of the DPO, and Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture.

The Symphony Sundaes concerts are a new, family-friendly series for classical music fans in the Dayton area. With individual concert tickets starting at $14, the series brings the DPO and outstanding soloists to the intimate space of the Scottish Rite Auditorium at the Masonic Center to perform works from the great classical masters. The programs are performed without intermission and last about 85 minutes each.

There’s plenty of free parking available, and each concert is followed by an ice cream social with the musicians, featuring a complimentary scoop of ice cream for each concertgoer from series sponsor Graeter’s. The Symphony Sundaes Series has had a great response and will expand to four concerts for the 2011-2012 season.

Single Tickets for the concert of May 1 range from $14 to $24 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.

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