Friday, January 11, 8 pm concert at Schuster Center details fascinating history of composing triumph
On Friday evening, October 11, 2008 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman will explore the fascinating history of a symphony that Robert Schumann found hidden in an attic, a symphony that proved to be one of the finest ever composed.
Franz Schubert wrote his Symphony No. 9 in C major (The Great), D. 944, sometime between 1825 and 1826. But the manuscript ended up in his older brother’s attic until 1838. Then Viennese and Parisian orchestras declined to play it. British musicians laughed at Mendelssohn, when he tried to perform a shortened version of it in London. A guest pianist helps Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman, as he paints a picture of Schubert’s frustration eventually turned to triumph.
This concert will honor the 2007 Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women. In addition to the most recent class, all past Ten Top honorees are invited to attend as guests of Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Philharmonic. More information about this invitation is available from Steve Myers at 224-3521×114.
Tickets $10.50 to $39.