Our concert halls may be dark, but the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is finding ways to bring music and entertainment to you for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of the ways you can still connect with your DPO during this challenging time:
Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic are pleased to announce that every Saturday night at 8 pm EDT, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert from the Dayton Philharmonic. The series begins with Neal Gittleman’s favorite concerts from the last five seasons. Tune in at Discover Classical 88.1FM WDPR Dayton/ 89.9FM WDPG Greenville/ 89.1FM WUSO Springfield, and online at discoverclassical.org.
Next Broadcast: September 19, 2020 at 8:00 p.m
from February 2011
Larsen: Overture: Parachute Dancing
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat major
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben
Intermission Interview: Austin Jaquith
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On the August 8 broadcast, the DPO replayed a concert in which they performed two epic works from Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique and Lélio, or the Return to Life. Neal recently sat down with the ever-engaging Gary Briggle for a truly meaningful virtual chat about their collaboration on this 2014 concert and what life and the arts have looked like from Gary’s perspective over these last few months.
On the July 18 broadcast, the DPO concert (from April 2007) featured composer Meira Warshauer’s Symphony No. 1 “Living Breathing Earth,” followed by Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, with Almer Imamovic on guitar. Neal recently had the pleasure of sitting down with composer Meira Warshauer and guest guitarist Almer Imamovic for two engaging interviews! Grab a cup of coffee and spend a half hour with Neal and each of these artists for two insightful virtual chats!
On the May 9 broadcast, the DPO Masterworks concert (from May 2019) featured Guest conductor John Mauceri. Neal took advantage of the time we have during this pandemic to sit down virtually with Maestro Mauceri for a closer look. So grab a cup of coffee and join Neal and John for a fantastic half-hour discussion of music, movies, ballet, life under COVID-19! Enjoy!
HANG ON, SLOOPY! HANG ON, EVERYONE!
Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra salute everyone who is “hanging on” in these tough times. Enjoy!
NEAL’S PIANO BENCH CHATS SERIES
PIANO BENCH CHAT #27
Neal has introduced a series of videos he has fondly named Neal’s Piano Bench Chats. Each week, he sits at his trusty piano, working on one of several pieces of music that is occupying his time during quarantine, and then he gives us a little insight into the work and whatever else may be on his mind. Enjoy this week’s chat above and last week’s chat below and check out his other chats on the DPAA YouTube Channel.
PIANO BENCH CHAT #26
DPO CONCERTMASTER JESSICA HUNG PERFORMS A VIOLIN DUET BY BACH
Concertmaster Jessica Hung performs a violin duet by Bach: the Corrente and Double movements of his Partita for Solo Violin No. 1 in B Minor. This performance is part of our DPO “Double Takes” from home during the COVID-19 quarantine.
ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER AURELIAN OPREA PERFORMS A SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN
Dayton Philharmonic Associate Concertmaster Aurelian Oprea performs the first movement of the Miklós Rózsa Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 40 from home during the COVID-19 quarantine.
THE POWER OF SILENCE
Now seems like the perfect time to revisit the wonderful TEDxDayton talk that Neal gave in October 2017 about the power of silence, in music and in our lives.
Each season, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Education Department creates resources to accompany our Young People’s Concerts and Middle and High School Concerts. As students, families, and educators adjust to a world where schoolwork takes place at home, we wanted to make these materials available for you for free to explore with your children. These lessons integrate music with topics from the Ohio Learning Standards in Social Studies, English Language Arts, History, and Music. Click here for more information.