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Beethoven’s Second Symphony

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Schuster Center May 19, 2023 7:30 pm
Schuster Center May 20, 2023 7:30 pm

About the Concert

Sterling Elliott, the winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition, joins Dayton Philharmonic to perform Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1. In addition to highlighting the cello’s virtuosity and full range, the concerto’s adept scoring elevates the orchestra beyond a simple accompanist.  
Mozart’s Missa brevis (brief mass) features a “cameo” appearance by the organ and includes the magnificent DPO Chorus. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 concludes the Masterworks Series and the DPO’s Beethoven symphony cycle. In the face of increasing deafness, this Symphony is the jubilant proof of Beethoven’s will to persevere and continue composing great works. 


Mozart Missa brevis in C Major, K. 259, “Organ Solo Mass” (14 minutes)

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 (19 minutes)

Beethoven Symphony No. 2 (35 minutes)

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

Featured Artists

Neal Gittleman, conductor

Sterling Elliott, cello

Benjamin & Marian Schuster Endowed Young Classical Artist

Kayla Oderah, soprano

Allison Deady, mezzo-soprano

Carl Rosenthal, tenor

Sankara Harouna, bass

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

Dr. Steven Hankle, director

Take Note – Live at 6:30 in the Schuster!

Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman presents his Take Note Talk live from the stage in the Schuster Center, from 6:30-7 pm. Learn about the featured works on this evening’s program before Neal gets to the downbeat!

Take Note is generously sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.

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