The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Public Tonight – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio
DAYTON – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) to perform its revamped 2020-2021 season for a live audience Saturday at 6 p.m.
The performance is titled Beethoven 1 and The Firebird, according to a press release.
The show will run until 8:30 p.m. at the Mead Theater at the Schuster Center.
Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman will lead the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra through a planned cycle of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth in 1770.
“The musicians are delighted to take the stage once again in front of a live audience to perform two beautiful works from the classical music repertoire,” the statement said.
In the orchestra’s 2021-2022 work, Neal and the DPO plan to tour Symphonies Trois, Sept et Neuf. More details on this show will be announced this summer.
After a series of Beethoven symphonies, the evening ends with the sumptuous Stravinsky Suite of The Firebird, the statement said.
The piece is composed for the famous Ballets Russes, featuring a prince, captive princesses, the firebird’s magical feather and the evil ogre Kastchei.
Anyone interested in the program can watch it in the cinema or live.
The DPO will offer two live theatrical performances of this concert, without intermission at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. tonight at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.
Limited seating will be available in the Schuster Center, guests will be socially distanced, and strict safety guidelines will be followed. Theater tickets cost $ 50 per performance.
Alternatively, for those who are not yet ready to attend a performance in the theater, the concert can be viewed in a live broadcast format. The performance will air at 8:30 p.m. tonight and the live broadcast ticket also grants access to on-demand viewing of the performance until June 30, 2021. Access to the live broadcast is $ 25.