Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic
Saturdays @ 8PM

While the Schuster Center is quiet, Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering to broadcast a recorded concert every Saturday evening.  The series begins with Neal Gittleman's ten favorite concerts from the last five seasons.  "The music of our Dayton Philharmonic is so important to the cultural life of our community," Neal said. "So it's a particular shame that we can't be playing live music to lift people's spirits, expose them to beauty, and give them hope now, when we all need it so much." Discover Classical's Shaun Yu said, "It is my hope that these concerts will remind audiences of what a treasure we have in our Dayton Philharmonic, and what we have to look forward to until we can all be together again."

8/8

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Hank Dahlman, chorus director
David Portillo, tenor;  Kenneth Stavert, baritone
Gary Briggle, actor

"Berlioz:  Master of Fantasy"
Recorded in November 2014 at the Schuster Center

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Hector Berlioz:  Episode from the Life of an Artist

Part One: Symphonie fantastique

1. Reveries - Passions
2. A Ball
3. Scene in the Country
4. March to the Scaffold
5. Dream of a Witches Sabbath

Part Two: Lelio, or The Return to Life

1. The Fisherman (Ballad by Goethe)
2. Chorus of the Shadows
3. Brigands' Song
4. Song of Bliss
5. The Aeolian Harp -- Memories
6. Fantasy on Shakespeare's The Tempest

Intermission Interview:  Gary Briggle

8/15

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Hank Dahlman, chorus director
Sinclair Handbell Choir
Margaret Dill, director
Andrea Chenoweth and Kendra Colton, sopranos;  Robert Bracey, tenor;  William Caldwell, baritone

"A Mozart Crescendo"
Recorded in May 2006 at the Schuster Center

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427 "The Great"
Robert Rodriguez: Dona nobis pacem

Intermission Interview: Robert Rodriguez

8/22

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Wright State University student performers
Kettering Children's Choir
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Hank Dahlman, chorus director
Natalie DeHorn, KCC director
John Wesley Wright, tenor

Recorded in May 2011 at the Schuster Center

Leonard Bernstein:  MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers

Intermission Interview: John Wesley Wright

8/29

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus
Jeffrey Biegel, piano

"A Hero's Journey"
Recorded in November 2015 at the Schuster Center

Stella Sung: Dona nobis pacem
Jake Runestad: Dreams of the Fallen
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

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