CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138
DAYTON, OH (April 18, 2019) – On Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (DPYO) will present its annual Spring Concert at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. This is the last concert in the 81st season of the DPYO, founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, with an impressive 94 student musicians performing under the direction of Dr. Patrick Reynolds, Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is made up of 94 members from 24 area schools and homeschools. The orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestra musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences.
The concert will include a performance of John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, a major work for chorus and orchestra featuring the Kettering Children’s Choir and two soloists–soprano Alaina Saliba and baritone Ian Jones. The concert will close with American composer Aaron Copland’s vivacious Suite from Billy the Kid, one of a trio of iconic ballets he composed in the 1930s and 1940s.
Tickets for the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Spring Concert are $10.00. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert, or they can be reserved ahead of time by calling Ruth Reveal at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1118. The DYPO Spring Concert is open seating.
About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Conductor
Now in his 21st season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Reynolds conducts over two dozen performances with the DPO each season, including Magic Carpet and Young People’s Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. In addition, he has conducted the DPO in Classical and Chamber subscription concerts, as well as Pops and summer concerts. Reynolds is in his 19th season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY) and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Patrick Reynolds earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton.
About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio’s cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year “Music Alive” grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.