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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.


Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Shawnee High School Choir
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Herbert Woodward Martin, narrator

"Freedom!  Commemorating Springfield's Gammon House and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War"
Recorded November 9, 2013, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

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The Star Spangled Banner (arranged by John Williams)
John Williams:  "Dry Your Tears, Afrika" from Amistad
Aaron Copland:  A Lincoln Portrait
Five spirituals: "Hoist Up the Flag," "Sometimes I Feel," "Soon Ah Will Be Done," "Two Brothers" and "My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord"


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, Conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano
"Fiedler's Favorites II with Rhapsody in Blue"
Recorded March 6, 2020, at the Schuster Center

Johannes Brahms:  Hungarian Dance No. 5
Jacques Offenbach:  Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Johann Strauss, Jr.:  Tales from the Vienna Woods
George Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Christopher Durrenberger, piano

"MasterWorks I:  Brahms, Beethoven"
Recorded October 6, 2018, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"


Bach Society of Dayton
John Neely, music director
Andrea Chenoweth, soprano; Ryu-Kyung Kim, mezzo-soprano
R. Alan Kimbrough, accompanist

"Romantic Connections"
Recorded May 13, 2018, at Kettering Adventist Church

Felix Mendelssohn: Excerpts from Elijah and Lobegesang
Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Edward Elgar: Selections from the Bavarian Highlands
Richard Strauss: "Ist ein Traum" from Der Rosenkavalier
Vincenzo Bellini: "Mira, o Norma" from Norma,
Pietro Mascagni:  "Regina Coeli" from Cavalleria Rusticana