Dayton, Ohio (February 18, 2009) – On Wednesday evening, March 4 at 6:30 pm and again on Thursday morning, March 5 at 10:00 am, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman will lead the DPO Chamber Orchestra in Flute Center Stage, a concert featuring the Schuster Center debut of Dayton native, former Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra member, and Stivers School for the Arts graduate Brandon George.
The program, the third in the DPO’s 2008-2009 Demirjian Chamber Exploration Series in the Mead Theatre at the Schuster Center, starts with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture. Guest flutist Brandon George then performs Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1. The program closes with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, known as the Drum Roll Symphony.
“I first met Brandon when he was a student at Lincoln Elementary, one of the DPO’s SPARK partners,” Gloria Pugh, DPO’s Director of Education states. “It was a pleasure to watch his excitement about music grow, from his years as an elementary school band student to an accomplished young musician who served as principal flute in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.”
Tickets $10 – $24
Free pre-concert refreshments include pizza appetizers provided by sponsor Boston’s Bistro at the Gypsy for the Wednesday, 6:30 pm performance and complimentary coffee and donuts provided by sponsors Boston Stoker and Mercy Siena Retirement Community and tea provided by Basically British for the Thursday, 10 am performance.
Dr. Charles and Patricia Demirjian are the Chamber Series sponsors.
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