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For Third Consecutive Year Dayton Philharmonic Ingwens Nea Award For Learn In The Arts For Children And Youth

“Mozart the Creator” is third piano concert

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman and the DPO are pleased to welcome special guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu as artist-in-residence for the week of May 8. Following a free concert at Christ Episcopal Church on May 9, Mr. Nakamatsu moves to the Schuster Center on Thursday, May 11 at 8 pm to perform in Mozart the Creator, the third of four piano concerts in the NCR Miracle of Mozart Piano Concerto Series.

The DPO’s esteemed Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds is on the podium for this concert featuring orchestral music from some of Mozart’s most fertile years. The Serenade No. 13 in G major, K. 525, better known as Eine kleine Nachtmusik, kicks off the program. Then Mr. Nakamatsu performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595, which balances a tense undercurrent with a sense of coming arrival, all in an aura of unstoppable motion. And the concert concludes with the Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, the Jupiter.

At 7 pm, Dr. Richard P. Benedum, Professor of Music at the University of Dayton and Alumni Chair in the Humanities, will host a Take Note discussion in the Mead Theatre.

Jon Nakamatsu is one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation, a frequent concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, and solo recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. He enjoys a constantly growing career based on a thoughtful, appealing performing style.

Single Tickets ($6 to $29) available at (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.