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Second of five 2005-2006 season concert series debuts

On Friday evening, September 16, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will continue its 2005-2006 season Opening Weekend with the first of four concerts in the Dayton Daily News Classical Connections series. DAY International is the exclusive sponsor of Opening Weekend.

Music Director Neal Gittleman oversees this unique opportunity to go behind the music and discover the enjoyment contained within. The DPO is one of the few orchestras in the nation to offer this experience. Each subscriber to the Dayton Daily News Classical Connections series receives a special Listener’s Guide. Neal Gittleman will escort listeners (who are welcome to wear casual dress!) through the evening’s music with stories, excerpts, and insights. After intermission, the DPI will perform the entire work.

For the first Dayton Daily News Classical Connections concert, Neal Gittleman will uncover the contrasting facets of Schoenberg’s unique art, as he conducts Music for a Film Scene, op. 34, an unusual work based on an imaginary film. Then he and the DPO’s principal musicians will demonstrate the fascinating transformation of Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25 into Schoenberg’s colorful, symphonic version.

All Dayton Daily News Classical Connections concerts take place in the Schuster Performing Arts Center and begin at 8 pm.