Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Begins First of Three Rounds of National City Classical Masters Play on August 12 at Fraze Pavilion
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman will welcome 10 of the world’s greatest classical composers – the “Masters” – to compete in three rounds of emotional soul-stirring play at Fraze Pavilion starting Friday, August 12.
The first flight will tee off at 8:30 pm, when Neal Gittleman will put down his golf clubs and pick up his baton to direct a field that includes Classical Master Johann Sebastian Bach showing off his short game with the Six-Part Ricercar from A Musical Offering. Master Heinrich Biber and his gallery-dazzling Battalia hits next. Master Georg Friderich Handel follows, blasting down the fairway with Music for the Royal Fireworks.
And DPO violinist and featured performer Lucas Alemán hits away with Classical Master Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and intermingles the sounds of birds and streams with Fraze’s natural setting.
The Alter High School Band will open for the DPO at 7:30. The DPO will play Rounds 2 and 3 on Saturdays, the 20th (Michael Chertok, guest soloist, with works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Hayden and Oakwood High School opening) and 27th (Alon Goldstein, guest soloist, with works by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and Dvorák and Fairborn High School opening) of August, respectively.
To ensure getting the best seats, fans of the Classical Masters should book their DPO subscription or tickets NOW. They can call (937) 296-3300, or visit the Fraze ticket office. They can also get tickets via Ticketmaster’s phone or website.
Now, if the green jackets would only get here in time….