DAYTON, OH (February 3, 2020) – On Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will present Fiedler’s Favorites II with Rhapsody in Blue, the fourth concert in the Kettering Health Network 2019–2020 SuperPops Season.

Longtime Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler satisfied a growing interest by the public in hearing the might of the symphony behind lighter classical and popular songs of the day in an informal atmosphere. The DPO pays an encore musical tribute to the man who made orchestral pops a nationwide sensation! A few highlights from the evening will include Brahms’ stirring Hungarian Dance #5, Offenbach’s compelling Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld, Strauss’s lovely Tales from the Vienna Woods, and the gorgeous Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin.

Joining the DPO for Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez. The internationally acclaimed Martinez made her orchestral debut at age 7. Later, she immigrated to the United States to attend the Juilliard School, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music. Her interpretations are compelling and her stage presence elegant. The Dayton Philharmonic is thrilled to welcome her back to the Schuster Center stage for this performance.

Tickets for Fiedler’s Favorites II with Rhapsody in Blue start at $24 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.

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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.