April 26 and 28 8-pm concerts at Schuster Center to exhibit displays by local
Concurrent with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Cosmic Voyage Classical concerts Thursday, April 26 and Saturday, April 28 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, the DPO will also exhibit displays and host interpreters from local and regional environmental groups.
The concert, the theme of which refers primarily to Gustav Holst’s orchestral composition The Planets, features a DPO co-commission: the Symphony No. 1 by South Carolinian Meira Warshauer, entitled Living, Breathing Earth. Performed in celebration of Earth Day on April 22, this concert celebrates what Warshauer calls, “The symbiosis of earth; all creatures, plants, and animals pulsating with the breath of life.”
Extending this homage to Mother Earth, the following local and regional environmental groups will man displays in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center on each concert night:
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association
Five Rivers MetroParks
Miami Conservancy District
Sierra Club Ohio Chapter
Three Valley Conservation Trust
Wright State University Outdoor Recreation Department
The displays will open to the public at 7 pm on each concert evening.
On Thursday evening, April 26 from 7 pm to 7:45 pm, a guitar-harp duo from Hauer Music will perform on the DP&L Stage in the Schuster Center Wintergarden.