Monday, December 31, 8 pm concert at the Schuster Center affords a musical celebration of New Year’s Eve with music from four European capitals
On Monday, December 31 from 8 pm to 10 pm in the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman will present a program that continues a Dayton tradition.
In this year’s concert, A Capital Celebration, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman present a festive program that has become one of the region’s most famous traditions: the DPO’s marvelous New Year’s Eve Concert. This year’s program features a range of glittering selections that celebrate the great music traditions of four European capital cities: Paris, London, Vienna, and Prague. It’s a whirlwind tour of Europe, without ever boarding a plane. The music of: Debussy and Gershwin transport you to Paris; Elgar and Haydn to London; von Suppe and Johann Strauss, Jr. to Vienna; and Dvo?ák and Smetana to Prague.
After the concert, there will be champagne (!), and all concert-goers will receive a keepsake DPO 75th Anniversary champagne glass courtesy of Kettering Health Network (to toast one another’s health, of course).
In a separate, but related, activity, the celebration continues after the concert. The Dayton Racquet Club will host a New Year’s Eve after-concert party from 10 pm to 1 am. To reserve tickets separately from the concert, call the Club at 224-4381, or make reservations online at http://www.daytonracquet.com/dining/dining_reservation_form.htm.