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DAYTON OH – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 09-10 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series continues with Clarinet Milestone: World Premiere on Thursday and Saturday, November 5 & 7, 2009, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.   

Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct the concerts, which will be highlighted by World Premiere performances of American composer Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, with soloist Jon Manasse.   Other works on the program include Reznicek’s Overture to the opera Donna Diana and Cesar Franck’s Symphony in D Minor.     

Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra was commissioned by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, with additional support from Buffet Crampon USA, Vandoren, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Bozeman Symphony Orchestra, Eastman School of Music, The Chappaqua Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, North State Symphony, River Concert Series at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Chesapeake Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  

Speaking of soloist Jon Manasse, Liebermann said, “I have known Jon for many years, since our shared years as students at Juilliard. He performed and recorded my Clarinet Quintet, and I have always thought he is a fantastic player – one of the absolute best.”  

Tickets for the concerts of November 5 & 7 range from $12 – $59 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2009-2010 Classical Series is sponsored by Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals.  Jon Manasse is the 2009-2010 season Louis S. Cantor, Rose Sorokin Cantor, Samuel L. Cantor and Lena Cantor Endowed Guest Artist.  The performance of Saturday evening, November 7, is the 2009-2010 season Olive W. Kettering Recognition Concert.

For photographs of Neal Gittleman or any of the DPO’s various series’ guest artists, go to: