DAYTON, OH (January 28, 2010) – The Woodstock Music Festival marked its 40th anniversary in August 2009. Now the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, with the help of Canadian classic rock ensemble Jeans ‘n Classics, will celebrate with a concert featuring music by the artists who appeared at the legendary event, to be performed on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 8 p.m. in the Schuster Center. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
The Woodstock Festival (“An Aquarian Exposition – 3 Days of Peace & Music”), held in August 1969 at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, NY, has earned a permanent place in the American cultural consciousness, such that the word “Woodstock” is now immediately evocative of a special time, place, and sensibility. While there were many aspects to the Woodstock experience, it is the music – presented by 32 different acts over three rainy days in front of up to 400,000 concertgoers – that has provided the event with its most enduring resonance.
The DPO’s February 13 concert will pay tribute to some of the very best music by the artists who performed at Woodstock, including “Somebody to Love” (Jefferson Airplane), “With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker), “The Weight” (The Band), and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), along with many others.
As a tribute to the unique appeal of Woodstock and the broad participation in the original event, the DPO is putting out a call for “Woodstock Stories.” They can be sent to Marketing Director Dave Bukvic through the webpage http://www.daytonphilharmonic.com/content.jsp?articleId=1910 and if the story is compelling and gets posted, the submitter will receive complimentary tickets to the concert.
This performance marks the DPO’s third collaboration with Jeans ‘n Classics, following successful performances including “50 Years of Rock ‘n Roll” (November 2008) and just recently, “The Music of James Bond.”
Tickets for “A Night at Woodstock” range from $27 – $75 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.