December 7, 3 PM Winter Concert at Schuster Center features three area chorales
On Sunday, December 7 at 3 pm, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present its Winter Concert, the first in the Orchestra’s 2008-2009 Season, in the Schuster Center. The Kettering Children’s Choir (Natalie DeHorn, Director), the Beavercreek A Cappella Choir (Sharon Busch, Director), and the University of Dayton Chorale (Robert Jones, Director) will join the DPYO and Conductor Patrick Reynolds in a program including John Rutter’s sublimely beautiful Mass of the Children.
Patrick Reynolds and the DPYO will open the program with Engelbert Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, which begins with a simple prayer theme: (“Now I lay me down to sleep”), evoking the mystery of the forest where Hansel and Gretel will sing themselves to sleep with their favorite prayer. Also on the program is Walter Piston’s ballet suite, The Incredible Flutist. A delightful work, the story takes place in a sleepy village as the circus suddenly comes to town with a parade. Its chief attraction is the Incredible Flutist, a mysterious snake charmer – and a charmer of women.
“The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to support the talented young musicians of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra,” DPO Education Director Gloria Pugh states. “This dedicated group consistently presents concerts that are exciting and inspiring. I encourage anyone who has not had the privilege to hear the DPYO perform to attend the December 7 Winter Concert. It will be an exhilarating afternoon.”
Tickets: $6.00 at the door, or to order tickets call the DPO Education Department (937) 224-3521, x-136.