DAYTON OH – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 09-10 Classical Connections series continues on Friday, November 6, 2009, with a program titled “Lowell Liebermann: On the Record.” The concert will be performed at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center
Created by DPO Music Director Neal Gittleman, who serves as host and raconteur, Classical Connections concerts provide a fascinating “behind the scenes” look at orchestral music. These innovative programs, which Neal began 23 years ago with the Milwaukee Symphony, have become a vital part of the Dayton Philharmonic’s annual concert schedule.
In keeping with the 09-10 Classical Connections series theme of “The Composers,” the November 6 program will feature one of America’s most distinguished composers, Lowell Liebermann, through the world premiere of his Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra, Op. 110, commissioned by the DPO for soloist Jon Manasse. The DPO’s November 6 performance of the new concerto, as well as those on the classical series concerts of November 5 & 7, will be recorded for eventual CD release on the E1 Music label.
Noted by The New York Times “as much of a traditionalist as an innovator,” Mr. Liebermann’s music is known both for its technical command and audience appeal. Having written over one hundred works in all genres, he has seen several of them go on to become standard repertoire for their instruments, including the Sonata for Flute and Piano, which has been recorded more than twenty times to date and Gargoyles for piano, which has been recorded fifteen times.
Tickets for the November 6 concert range from $12 – $39 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.
The Series Media Sponsors of the DPO’s 09-10 Classical Connections series are Dayton City Paper, ThinkTV, and WDPR Classical 88.1.
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