2013 fall pledge drive thank you gifts

mystery item
classical 88.1 mystery item
$60 or $5/month

If you're the type who loves surprises, choose our Mystery Item. Your gift might be a T-shirt, a CD, a mug, or something completely random. Whatever the item, you'll be delighted knowing that your support keeps this classical music service alive.

dayton Philharmonic alive CD $120 or $10/month

Our very own Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, now available on CD. There are three CDs to choose from:

  1. William Grant Still: Symphony #1 ("Afro-American) & Dmitri Shotakovich: Symphony #6
  2. The Romantics (Elgar, Wagner, & Franck)
  3. Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) & Igor Stravinsky: Apollo & The Muses


DPO Quartet

DPO principal quartet & friends - november 7 at daI
$150 or $12.50/month

The four string principals of the DPO: Concertmaster Jessica Hung, Principal Second Violin Kirstin Greenlaw, Principal Viola Sheridan Currie, and Principal Cello Andra Lunde Padrichelli perform music by Chambers, and the Dvorak "American" Quartet, and will be joined by guest violist Stephen Goist for Johannes Brahms’s Viola Quintet No. 2, ommonly referred to as the "Prater" Quintet. A pair of tickets for this intimate concert are yours with a $150 contribution.


dpo classical connections/ tosca - november 15 at the schuster center
$240 or $20/month

DPO Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman explains Puccini's operatic masterpiece in the unique Connections format (description and demonstration in the first half and a full performance in the second half. You and a guest can be there with a $240 contribution.

CDs or tickets

dpo three-cd package or dpo two-concert package
$365 or $1/day

Decisions, decisions...you don't have to make any by pledging $365 to Discover Classical. Get all three DPO CDs or tickets to both DPO concerts. Just a dollar a day is all it takes.

PNC Family

pnc family series - family subscription (4 tickets to entire series)
$500 or $41.66/month

You and the entire family can enjoy the entire season of this series for the young and the young-at-heart. Receive four (4) season tickets including:

  • Squirm Burpee Circus (November 2, 2013)
  • Alice in Wonderland (February 1, 2014)
  • The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and The Hare (March 8, 2014)

Black Violin (May 3, 2014)

Nat'l Geographic

national geographic live! - family subscription (4 tickets to entire series)
$500 or $41.66/month

For many years, National Geographic Live has been bringing the world of National Geographic to cities across North America. Illustrated with award-winning photography and video, each evening concludes with a lively question-and-answer session, and an opportunity to meet the presenter in the lobby. Receive four (4) season subscriptions to this award-winning series.

Met Opera in HD

met opera hd live series - 2 tickets to entire series
$500 or $41.66/month

From Puccini's Tosca to Rossini's "La Cenerentola", enjoy the entire season of The Metropolitan Opera in HD. Two theatres to choose from: Hollywood Stadium at Fairfield Commons or Dayton South 16.

Box Sets

choice of "complete" box set $1000 or $83.33/month

Join Discover Classical at the Clark J. Haines level, and choose a complete CD collection of EVERY piece ever written by your favorite composer. Choose from Vivaldi (40 CDs), Bach (157 CDs), Mozart (170 CDs), Haydn (150 CDs), Beethoven (85 CDs), Tchaikovsky (60 CDs), Richard Strauss (36 CDs), Rachmaninoff (28 CDs) or Messiaen (17 CDs).

Chico Bag

bonus gift - sustaining members re-useable chico bag

As a bonus gift, if you become a sustaining member during this drive, you'll also receive a chico bag with our new logo. Made completely of recycled materials, this ample bag folds up neatly into a small pouch when not in use.