Dayton Ohio ( November 15, 2010) The Winter Concert of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings (formerly Dayton Philharmonic Junior String Orchestra), conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Hofeldt, will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 3:00 pm at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church. Admission is free.
The concert will begin with music by Corelli and Mozart, masters of the Baroque and Classical periods, followed by twentieth century works of the British composer David Stone and African American composer William Grant Still.
“Concerto Grosso” by Corelli will showcase student soloists from the orchestra. This piece features a dazzling interplay between a solo group of violins and cello and the full orchestra. Mozart was only 16 years old when he wrote “Divertimento in B Flat,” a work filled with elegant melodies and robust harmonies. Stone’s more contemporary “Miniature Quartet” and Still’s rhythmic “Panamanian Dance” complete a stunning musical journey of contrast from Salzburg and Italy to the Caribbean.
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings rehearse every Sunday from 1:45-4:15 pm, September-March. The orchestra is made up of 54 students from 22 schools in the Greater Dayton area. Membership in the orchestra is through competitive audition.