Dayton Philharmonic Masterworks Series – 2018-2019

Series Sponsor: Premier Health

The 2018–2019 Masterworks Season is presented in a panorama of options, all sure to delight both novice and expert, in Dayton Philharmonic’s flagship series. For starters, the Premier Health Masterworks Series opens with a groundbreaking presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will join Dayton Opera, along with Dayton Ballet, to present this exciting masterwork in a one-of-a-kind presentation unique to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

The Masterworks Season brings a calendar full of dynamic soloists and major classical compositions to the fore. Sensational works for piano, violin, flute, and bassoon are performed by artists both long established and on the ascent. Works by classical icons such as Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, Prokofiev, Bartók and Bernstein take center stage as guest artists, including Chad Hoopes, Yevgeny Kutik, Misha Dichter, Andrea Griminelli, and DPO’s own Rachael Young, grace the stage with a mastery of their instruments and their impeccable musicianship.

Neal Gittleman | Artistic Director and Conductor | Dayton Philharmonic

Neal Gittleman

Neal Gittleman has been on the Dayton Philharmonic podium since September 1995. He continues to broaden the Orchestra's repertoire with more 20th century compositions and additional variety in programming. He has introduced a number of world, American, and Dayton Philharmonic premieres and has expanded performance collaboration within the Dayton arts community. In 2010, the Orchestra started a new in-house label, DPO Alive. There are now three releases which are sold as online downloads and physical CDs in the concert hall. With Maestro Gittleman at the helm, the Orchestra continues to enjoy renewed community support and increased artistic vision.