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8 PM Concerts in Schuster Center feature guest violinist Philippe Quint, world premier of work by Dayton composer and works of Bernstein and Copland

On Thursday, October 11 and Saturday, October 13 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman and guest violinist Philippe Quint will present uniquely American music in Mosaic Nation, the third of six concert programs the DPO will present in September and October. These six programs constitute the NCR Made in America Festival and feature exclusively the works of American composers and the talent of American artists.

Mosaic Nation features works by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Steven Winteregg, and Aaron Copland. The world premiere of Daytonian Steven Winteregg’s Resolution opens the program. Guest violinist Philippe Quint will perform with the DPO in Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, round out the program, with the latter featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, Hank Dahlman Director. This concert is the second of the Classical Concert Series presented by Kettering Health Network and Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

On both concert evenings at 7 pm in the Mead Theatre, Steven Winteregg, composer of the commissioned work, Resolution, will conduct a Take Note discussion.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-9 pm, Good Samaritan Hospital will host an exclusive premiere fundraising event to benefit its Samaritan Breast Center at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. The evening includes:

The Dayton Philharmonic presenting Resolution in a special preview rehearsal
An intimate pre-performance conversation with Steven Winteregg, Resolution’s renowned composer
Artistic insights from Neal Gittleman, Dayton Philharmonic Music Director

Steven created Resolution in tribute to his wife, Candy, as she faced the challenges of breast cancer. It is music of profoundly personal meaning that will speak to everyone who has ever been touched by this disease.

Proceeds from this special evening will benefit the mission of the Samaritan Breast Center and program in bringing hope and healing to women with breast cancer. For more information or to attend, call 278-5770 by October 5.

As part of the season kick-off activities, the following events will take place in the Schuster Center and are free and open to the public:

For the eight remaining Classical Series concerts and the four Dayton Daily News Classical Connections concerts, starting at 6:30 pm each concert evening the Dayton Metro Library will operate Words & Music, a lobby-stop library kiosk in the Wintergarden. Concertgoers and other visitors will be able to select from, and check-out, a wide variety of books, CDs, and DVDs related to the specific concert’s theme, Dayton history, and classical music. All that one needs to check-out any of the items is a Dayton Metro Library card. Users may return the items to any branch of the library; they may also sign up for – and receive – a library card if they do not have one.
* On the Orchestra Level in front of the Mead Theatre, there will be a season-long display of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra History in a text-and-photo timeline on banners. There will also be display cases, with artifacts and photos, and framed historical photos.