DAYTON OH (January 11, 2011) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Demirjian Classical Connections series continues with a program titled Bach: A Musical Offering on Friday, January 21, 2010, at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.
Created by DPO Music Director Neal Gittleman, who serves as host and raconteur, the Classical Connections concerts provide a “behind the scenes” look at the great works of the orchestral repertoire. These innovative programs, which Neal began 23 years ago with the Milwaukee Symphony, have become a vital part of the Dayton Philharmonic’s annual concert schedule.
In the January 21 program, we jump back in time to May 7, 1747 for a meeting in Potsdam between Johann Sebastian Bach and Frederick the Great. The King, in a capricious mood, challenges Bach to improvise a six-voice fugue on an insanely complex theme. Neal will show how Bach met — and exceeded — that challenge and turned the royal theme into A Musical Offering, one of his most noble, awe-inspiring creations.
Concertgoers are invited to stay after the concert for a lively Q&A with Neal in the Mead Theatre.
Tickets for the January 21 concert range from $9 – $39 and are available by calling
(888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.
The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2010-2011 Classical Connections Series is sponsored by Dr. Charles and Patricia Demirjian. The Classical Connections season partner is Orion Organics.