Live & Local

Saturdays @ 10AM

Every Saturday morning, Discover Classical presents recorded concerts by many of the region's finest performing arts ensembles, like the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, Bach Society of Dayton, Richmond Symphony, Chamber Music Yellow Springs and others. Live & Local is sponsored by the Wright State University School of Fine and Performing Arts.


Chamber Music Yellow Springs

Catacoustic Consort
Recorded February 5, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs

Selections include a variety of vocal and instrumental music from Renaissance chamber music to Baroque opera.


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Aurelian Oprea, violin
Heather Phillips, soprano; Derrek Stark, tenor

"New Year's Eve:  Voyage a Paris"
Recorded December 31, 2022, at the Schuster Center

Camille Saint-Saens:  Marche militaire francaise
Joseph Boulogne:  Violin Concerto, Op. 4, No. 2, -I.
Gustave Charpentier:  "Depuis le jour" from Louise
Giacomo Pucccini:  "Parigi! E la citta dei desidieri" from La Rondine
Jacques Offenbach:  Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld
Giacomo Puccini:  "Osoave fanciulla" from La Boheme
George Gershwin:  An American in Paris
Cole Porter:  "I Love Paris" from Can-Can
Frederick Loewe:  Selections from Gigi
Marguerite Monnot, Claude Delecluse and Michelle Senlis:  "Comme moi"
Louiguy and Edith Piaf:  "La vie en rose"
Andrew Lloyd Webber:   "Think of Me" and "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera
Jacques Brel (arranged  by Neal Gittleman):  If We Only Have Love
Johann Strauss, Jr.:  The Blue Danube


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Patrick Reynolds, conductor
WSU School of Fine and Performing Arts Combined Chorale
Nathan Nagir, director

"An Evening of Sondheim"
Recorded January 20, 2023, at the Schuster Center

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All selections by Stephen Sondheim

Overture from Follies
Comedy Tonight from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Pretty Lady from Pacific Overtures
You Could Drive a Person Crazy from Company
Selections from Into the Woods
A Weekend in the Country from A Little Night Music
Our Time from Merrily We Roll Along
Stavisky Suite
Broadway Baby from Follies
Selections from Sweeney Todd
Saturday Night from Saturday Night
Anyone Can Whistle from Anyone Can Whistle
Not a Day Goes By from Merrily We Roll Along
Getting Married Today from Company
Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music
Sunday from Sunday in the Park with George


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Chorus
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Lauren Nash Silberstein, soprano; Naomi Brigell, mezzo sporano; Carl Rosenthal, tenor; Jongwon Han, bass

"Handel's Messiah"
Recorded December 14, 2022, at the Schuster Center

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George Frideric Handel:   Messiah


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Candice Hoyes, soprano

"Candice Hoyes"
Recorded March 4, 2023, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Florence Price (arranged by William Grant Still):  Dances in the Canebrakes
Jessie Montgomery:  Strum
Samuel Barber:  Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Aaron Copland:  Symphony No. 3


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Patrick Reynolds, conductor

"Young People's Concert:  Kaleidoscope Around the World"
Recorded February 2, 2023, at the Schuster Center

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Tomas Svoboda:  Oriental Echoes - I
Peter Sculthorpe:  From Uluru
Jerode Impichchaachaaha' Tate:  Chokfi'
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Chinese Dance from The Nutcracker
Yuzo Toyama:  Rhapsody for Orchestra


Bach Society of Dayton
David Crean, conductor
R. Alan Kimbrough, accompanist
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Lauren McAllister, mezzo-soprano; Tony Burdette, tenor; Daniel Weeks, tenor; Mike Young, baritone; Kenneth Shaw, bass

"St. John Passion"
Recorded March 19, 2023, at the Kettering Adventist Church

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Johann Sebastian Bach:   St. John Passion