DPO celebrates 75th anniversary with Star Artist Gala featuring Flutist Sir James Galway
On Wednesday, May 7, the Schuster Center will be the scene of festivities celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In celebration, the concerts will feature the works of DPO Founder Paul Katz, Domenico Cimarosa, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Richard Strauss. The Miriam Rosenthal Memorial Trust Fund is the concert sponsor.
Sir James Galway, nicknamed “the man with the golden flute,” is widely regarded as both a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer whose appeal crosses musical boundaries. In Belfast, as a small child, Sir James began playing the penny whistle before switching to the flute and – after a great deal of practice and study – becoming the premier flute virtuoso in the world today. Sir James and his wife, flutist Lady Jeanne Galway, grace the Mead Theatre stage for a truly unforgettable evening.
A special feature of the evening is a 7 pm pre-concert performance in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center by the Collegiate Festival Flute Choir, which consists of flutists from area universities. Dayton-based EatonformTM is sponsoring the choir.
At intermission, a group of 12-15 dancers from the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance will perform for 15 minutes in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, also sponsored by EatonformTM.
All of this is by way of remembering with fondness and gratitude the contributions of Paul Katz, Miriam Rosenthal, Charles Wendelken-Wilson, Isaiah Jackson, and all the musicians, guest artists, donors, subscribers, patrons, staff, and volunteers who have helped make the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra a vital part of the life and lifestyle of the Dayton area..
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