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Perspectives: War and Peace

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Schuster Center March 10, 2023 7:30 pm
Schuster Center March 11, 2023 7:30 pm

About the Concert

“Subtle, gentle, troubled, reflective, […] movingly modest, considering the violence that begot it. The work’s calm, if calm it is, is hard-won.” That’s how The New York Times describes Vaughan Williams’s response to World War I, following his return home from the front. Lili Boulanger also responds to The Great War in her brief and affecting piece with baritone and our DPO Chorus. A double concerto that features our viola and cello principals, Resilience commemorates the end of World War II, with its final movement an emotional prayer for peace.


Lili Boulanger For a Soldier’s Funeral (9 minutes)

Michael Schelle Resilience (26 minutes)

Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) (34 minutes)

Erma R. and Hampden W. Catterton Endowed Guest Artist

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

Featured Artists

Neal Gittleman, conductor

Sheridan Currie, viola

Jonathan Lee, cello

William Henry Caldwell, baritone

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

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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