DAYTON OH (September 9, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Demirjian Classical Connections series begins with a program titled Beethoven: The Fidelio Overtures on Friday, September 24, 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 September 24 program, Neal and the orchestra will explore the four different overtures Ludwig van Beethoven composed for Fidelio, his only opera. The performances will look forward to January’s presentation of Fidelio by Dayton Opera, and the tenor who will sing the leading role of Florestan in that production, Jeffrey Springer, will be on hand September 24 to perform one of the opera’s best-known arias. Concertgoers are invited to stay after the concert for a lively Q&A with Neal in the Mead Theatre.
Tickets for the September 24 concert range from $13 – $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.