Composed of students from 28 Greater Dayton Area schools, DPYO presents music of von Suppe, Sibelius, and Hanson
On December 2 at 3 pm in the Schuster Center, Patrick Reynolds – Assistant Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – will lead the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in a program that will showcase the talents and musical abilities of some of the area’s best young musicians.
The opening concert of the DPYO’s 70th Anniversary Season includes Franz von Suppé’s Poet and Peasant Overture to a three-act operetta once described as a “comedy with songs.” Next, Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia, a powerful, nationalistic tone poem, with which we remember the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius, as the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of his death in 1957.
Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, Romantic, closes the program. One of the great American symphonies, Hanson’s Romantic Symphony is filled with exciting and beautiful melodies. The symphony dates from 1930s – the decade of the founding of the DPYO.
“The DPYO is an orchestra that our entire region can be proud of,” Reynolds states. “Its high quality says tremendous things about the state of music education in the Greater Dayton Area.”
General Admission Tickets to this concert are $5.00, and concertgoers may purchase them at the door, or by calling the DPO Education Department at 937-224-3521, ext. 136.