The Dayton Philharmonic Returns

October 23, 2020, 8:00 pm

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STRAUSS:  Suite in B-flat major, op. 4
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Woodwind Section
Neal Gittleman, conductor

ERIC EWAZEN: Symphony in Brass
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Brass and Percussion Sections
Patrick Reynolds, conductor

ELGAR: Sospiri
Members of the Dayton Philharmonic String Section
Neal Gittleman, conductor

MOZART:  Eine kleine Nachtmusik,
Members of the Dayton Philharmonic String Section
Neal Gittleman, conductor

The Dayton Philharmonic is nothing short of thrilled to be taking the stage once again at the Schuster Center for the first time since March to record this emotional concert which we are affectionately calling The Dayton Philharmonic Returns! Each piece of this program will comprise a subset of the full orchestra, each with nearly 25 musicians on stage at one time, socially distanced, of course, but together again to do what we have been longing to do since the pandemic began—to perform beautiful music together for you. Even if you can’t be with us in person.

The program opens with Richard Strauss’s Suite for Woodwinds, which marked the first time the 20-year old composer conducted his music in public, and launched his long conducting and composing career. The program continues with the exciting Symphony in Brass by contemporary American composer Eric Ewazen (which has percussion, too, even if it’s not in the title!) The DPO closes this meaningful and historic concert with Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, one of his most-recognized and best-loved works. The DPO is over the moon to be able to perform again in our beloved home that we have missed so much over these last six months!