p>DAYTON OH (February 26, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2009-2010 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series continues with American Icon: Barber Piano Concerto, featuring soloist Leon Bates, on Thursday and Saturday, March 11 & 13, 2010, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.
At the heart of these programs is the Piano Concerto by American composer Samuel Barber, winner of the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for music. Also on the program: the ethereal beauty of the tone poem Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss and the confident, youthful energy of Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 3. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
Pianist Leon Bates begins a two-week DPO residency with these performances. He will return to the Schuster Center stage for pops concerts on March 19-20 featuring Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Tickets for the concerts of March 11 & 13 range from $12 – $59 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.
The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2009-2010 Classical Series is sponsored by Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals. The concert on Thursday, March 11 will recognize the DPO’s Education Program Underwriters for the 2009-2010 season.
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