DAYTON OH (September 9, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series will open with programs titled Fire & Ocean on Thursday and Saturday, September 23 & 25, 2010, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.
The concerts will feature soloist Vadim Gluzman performing the passionate Violin Concerto by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, one of the most revered violin concertos in the romantic repertory. Also on the programs: Debussy’s impressionistic tribute to the sea, La Mer, along with the Fidelio and Leonore #3 overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
The DPO’s 10-11 Classical Series promises a “Voyage” of discovery. Each composer is on a quest; each composition evokes a time and place. This season’s concerts will take the listener from the wave-tossed surface of the sea (Debussy’s La Mer, September 23-25) to the steppes of Central Asia (Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, March 11-12) to a quilt-making community in rural Alabama (Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend, March 24-26).
Tickets for the concerts of September 23 & 25 range from $13 – $59 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 Series is sponsored by Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals. The performance of Saturday evening, September 25 is this year’s William S. Anderson Endowed Concert.