Dayton, Ohio (February 19, 2009) – On Friday, March 6 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, DPO Music Director Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Portrait: Franz Joseph Haydn, a musical program featuring two works of the composer who, more than any other, epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. The program begins with Haydn’s Symphony No. 1, the composition that began a prolific output resulting in more than 100 symphonies. The DPO will then perform Haydn’s second-to-last work, the Symphony No. 103, the Drum Roll Symphony, so called because of the Drum Roll that comes at the very beginning. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman details these and other interesting facts of these two works.
Tickets $12 – $41.
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