Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic
Saturdays @ 8PM

While the Schuster Center is quiet, Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering to broadcast a recorded concert every Saturday evening.  The series begins with Neal Gittleman's ten favorite concerts from the last five seasons.  "The music of our Dayton Philharmonic is so important to the cultural life of our community," Neal said. "So it's a particular shame that we can't be playing live music to lift people's spirits, expose them to beauty, and give them hope now, when we all need it so much." Discover Classical's Shaun Yu said, "It is my hope that these concerts will remind audiences of what a treasure we have in our Dayton Philharmonic, and what we have to look forward to until we can all be together again."

5/23

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Andrea Griminelli, flute

"Griminelli: Flautista Italiano"
Recorded in January 2019 at the Schuster Center

Read the concert program

Gioacchino Rossini:  Overture to La Gazza Ladra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Concerto No. 1
Bela Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra

5/30

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Spencer Myer, piano
Mary Wilson, soprano

"Mozart to Mahler"
Recorded in October 2014 at the Schuster Center

Read the concert program and lyrics in English

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Gustav Mahler:  "Das irdische Leben" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 4

6/6

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Mark Kosower, cello

"Worlds of Wonder"
Recorded in February 2016 at the Schuster Center

William Walton:  Music for Henry V
Stella Sung:  Farmer Glorp
Victor Herbert:  Cello Concerto No. 2
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Intermission Interview:  Mark Kosower, Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra

6/13

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Gavin George, pianist

"Mozart and Mendelssohn"
Recorded in May 2016 at the Schuster Center

Jennifer Higdon:  river sings a song to trees
Felix Mendelssohn:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

Intermission Interview:  Gavin George and Mei-Ann Chen

6/20

Neal Gittleman, conductor
Peter Serkin, piano

Recorded in September 2004 at the Schuster Center

Michael Schelle:  SAMURAI
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7

Intermission Interview: Michael Schelle

6/27

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Ryan Anthony, trumpet

"Titanic Brahms, Vibrant Liebermann"
Recorded in January 2011 at the Schuster Center

Richard Wagner:  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan & Isolde
Lowell Liebermann:  Trumpet Concerto
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 4

Intermission Interview:  Ryan Anthony