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 Music.


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Joan Ellison, vocalist 

"Get Happy! A Judy Garland Celebration" 
Recorded April 16, 2022, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Joan Ellison pays tribute to Judy Garland, bringing her original symphonic arrangements back to life.


Bach Society of Dayton
Neal Gittleman, guest conductor
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano; Nathan Medley, countertenor: Jeremy Winston, tenor; Brad Mattingly, baritone

Recorded March 27, 2022, at the Kettering Adventist Church

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Johann Sebastian Bach:  Mass in B minor, BWV 232


Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Patrick Reynolds, conductor
Bonnie Burgess-Gay, Nicholas Hogue and Alena Scott, conducting apprentices

Recorded March 20, 2022, at the Schuster Center

Gioacchino Rossini (arranged by Ottorino Respighi):  Tarantella from La Boutique Fantastique
Edvard Grieg:  Morning from Peer Gynt
Edward Elgar:  Moths and Butterflies
Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov:  Flight of the Bumblebee
Edvard Grieg:  In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg:  March of the Trolls
Jonathan Peters:  Arthropod Suite
Roberto Sierra:  Imaginary Creatures
Danny Elfman:  Music from Spiderman
Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Thunder and Lightning Polka


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Aleksandra Kasman, piano

"April Fools and Geniuses"
Recorded in April 2022 at the Schuster Center

Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 70


Chamber Music Yellow Springs
Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles
Recorded April 24, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs

Abeo Quartet
Joseph Haydn:  String Quartet in D minor, Op. 76 No. 2 "Fifths"
Billy Childs:  String Quartet No. 2 - II.
Jonathan Bailey Holland:  Forged Sanctuaries - II.
Dmitri Shostakovich:  String Quartet No. 3 in F Major - I. and III.

Risus Quartet
Joseph Haydn:  String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71 No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn:  String Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Sara Davis Buechner, piano

"Beethoven 9:  Joy to the World"
Recorded in May 2022 at the Schuster Center

Stella Sung:  Oceana
Clara Schumann:   Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Dayton Opera Chorus
Jeffrey Powell, director
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus
Hank Dahlman, director
Rebecca Krynski, soprano;  Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano;  Robert Stahley, tenor;  Lester Lynch, baritone

"Epic Opera"
Recorded in May 2022 at the Schuster Center

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A showcase of thrilling moments from operas by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, Offenbach, Saint-Saens and more.