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Dayton, Ohio (November 11, 2009) – On Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. the Dayton Philharmonic Junior String Orchestra will present a free concert at the Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church. This concert is the first in the 2009-2010 season.

The November 22nd concert will feature three major works: Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Op.6, #8, “Christmas Concerto”; Mozart’s Divertimento in F Major, K. 138; and the Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock. The dramatic Corelli Concerto features a small solo group of violins and cellos. The Divertimento, composed by Mozart when he was only 16 years old, displays the musical genius that would be fully developed later. The Capriol Suite incorporates dances from the Elizabethan period which Warlock peppered with 20th century harmonies. The JSO will end the concert with a selection of Christmas and Hanukkah music.

The JSO membership includes 51 students in Grades 6-11 from 25 area schools. These talented young musicians, chosen through competitive audition, come together once a week on Sunday afternoons throughout the school year for rigorous three hour rehearsals. According to JSO conductor Dr. Betsey Hofeldt, “JSO brings some very diverse students together to master music at a high level concert. It is remarkable that these kids from different schools, with wide variations in maturity and experience level can quickly learn to interpret and communicate the music of the great composers together in a unified performance. They are so fun to work with!”

Don’t miss this free opportunity to be awestruck by the talents of young musicians in our community.