“Mozart the Immortal” is final piano concert
The thoughtful, appealing performance style of Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra artist-in-residence guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu has made him one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. On Saturday, May 13 at 8 pm at the Schuster Center, he will perform with the DPO and Music Director Neal Gittleman in Mozart the Immortal, his second – and the final – Miracle of Mozart Festival Piano Concerto concert.
The evening begins with Mozart’s Serenade No. 12 in C minor, K. 388 (Nacht Musique). Then this final Piano Concerto Series concert features a regal pairing: the Coronation Piano Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537) and the Coronation Mass (Mass in C major, K. 317).
It also features another regal pairing: the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir under the leadership of Music Director Neal Gittleman and Chorus Director Hank Dahlman.
At 7 pm, Dr. Richard P. Benedum, Professor of Music at the University of Dayton and Alumni Chair in the Humanities, will host a Take Note discussion in the Mead Theatre.
Named Debut Artist of the Year (1998) by National Public Radio’s Performance Today, guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning and Reader’s Digest magazine and is featured in Playing with Fire, a documentary on the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition aired nationwide on PBS.
Single Concert Tickets ($6 to $29) available at (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.