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.


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.


Dayton Philharmonic Principal String Quartet with violist Belinda Burge

"Beethoven & Bruckner"
Recorded February 6, 2022, at the Dayton Art Institute

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Anton Bruckner: String Quintet in F Major


Springfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor

"Bach to Wagner"
Recorded May 21, 2022, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Johann Sebastian Bach: Selected choruses
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Richard Wagner: Selections from Die Meistersinger


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Concert
Aurelian Oprea, Kirstin Greenlaw, William Manley, violin; Sheridan Currie, viola; Jonathan Lee, cello; Joshua Nemith

"Sunday with Schumann and Shostakovich"
Recorded April 10, 2022, at the Dayton Art Institute

Eugene-Auguste Ysaye: Sonata for Two Violins
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor


Bach Society of Dayton
John Neely, music director
R. Alan Kimbrough, accompanist
Minnita Daniel-Cox, soprano
John Benjamin, pianist

"Renewed: A Tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar"
Recorded May 22, 2022, at Kettering Adventist Church

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Zenobia Powell Perry: Life
Adolphus Hailstork: Three Dunbar Hymns
Gabriel Ferraiuolo: Oh It Were Sweet
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: African Romances, Op. 17
Steven Winteregg: Evening; Morning
Anna DiMaggio: Hymn of My Salvation
Adolphus Hailstork: The Sparrow
Phillip Magnuson: Preparation; Career


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor, violins

"Mark O'Connor Duo with Maggie O'Connor"
Recorded March 5, 2022, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
Mark O'Connor: Strings & Threads Suite
Mark O'Connor: The Improvised Violin Concerto - I., IV. and V.