March 1, 2008 (8 pm) and March 2, 2008 (3 pm) Special Event in the Dayton Masonic Center celebrates DPO’s 75th Anniversary and 200th Anniversary of Ohio Freemasonry
On Saturday March 1, 2008 at 8 pm and Sunday March 2, 2008 at 3 pm in the Dayton Masonic Center, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman and guest organist Todd Wilson will present an Organ Symphony Spectacular in special partnership with Dayton Masons. Tickets for the concert, a recently announced Special Event in the DPO 2007-2008 Season, go on sale today.
The concert opens with the DPO performing the Overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Guest organist Todd Wilson – acclaimed musician and Director of Music and Organist, Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian), Cleveland, Ohio – then joins the DPO for Dupré’s Cortège et Litanie, op. 19, #2. Two organ solos by Wilson follow: Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor and the Adagio and Allegro vivace movements from Widor’s Symphony #5 in F Minor, op. 42, #1. Wilson then rejoins the DPO, to perform the spectacular Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Organ Symphony.
In this remarkable 2007-2008 Anniversary Season, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will join with the Dayton Masons to officially celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of Freemasonry in Ohio! This unique occasion will be marked with a pair of concerts featuring a program that shows off the rare E.M. Skinner pipe organ that is the centerpiece of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, where the concert will take place. This magnificent instrument is one of only a dozen of its type in the world. Concertgoers will experience the power that only 4,700 pipes – and a top-notch orchestra and soloist – can deliver.
Tickets sold through the DPO box office: (888) 228-3630.
Cost: P $32, A $24, B $12, C $8