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.


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Ohio Light Opera
Conducted by Peter Stafford Wilson

Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance
Recorded November 13, 2021, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Christine Brunner, narrator

"PhilharMonster:  It's Alive!"
Recorded October 17, 2021

Dmitri Shostakovich:  Festive Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5 - I.
Camille Saint-Saens:  Danse Macabre
Richard Meyer:  Rosin-Eating Zombies from Outer Space
Hector Berlioz:  Minuet of the Will-o'-the-Wisps
Michael Schelle:  Trapped Like Rats
Sergei Prokofiev:  Peter and the Wolf
John Philip Sousa:  The Stars and Stripes Forever


Chamber Music Yellow Springs
Akropolis Reed Quintet

Recorded September 23, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs

Marc Mellits:  Splinter
Nico Muhly:  Look for Me
Astor Piazzolla (arranged by Christopher Rueda):  Libertango
David Biedenbender:  Refraction
George Gershwin (arranged by Raaf Hekkema):  An American in Paris


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
John Kurakawa, clarinet

"East Meets West"
Recorded January 7, 2022, at the Schuster Center

Charles Griffes:  The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Reena Esmail:  Clarinet Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Richard Strauss:  Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


University of Dayton ArtsLive

Invoke Quartet
Recorded November 7, 2021, in Sears Recital Hall

Invoke is a young Austin-based ensemble that combines traditional string quartet instrumentation with mandolin and banjo.  Their concert featured many original compositions, including a work inspired by Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14, Op. 131.


Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Peter Stafford Wilson, conductor
Jolyon Pegis, cello

"Light on the Horizon"
Recorded January 29, 2022, at Kuss Auditorium

Austin Jacquith: Light on the Horizon
Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto
Bedrich Smetana: The Moldau


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor

Young People's Concert:  "Take Flight"
Recorded February 16, 2022, at the Schuster Center

John Stafford Smith (arranged by Calvin Custer):  The Star-Spangled Banner
John Williams:  The Flight to Neverland from Hook
Antonio Vivaldi:  Violin Concerto in E Major "Spring" - I.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  " Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno" from The Magic Flute
Camille Saint-Saens:  Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61 - I.
Robert Xavier Rodriguez:  Flight:  The Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright


Chamber Music Yellow Springs
Telegraph Quartet

"War and Peace"
Recorded November 21, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs

Grazyna Bacewicz:  String Quartet No. 4
Erich Wolfgang Korngold:  String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 34
Benjamin Britten:  String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, Op. 36


Bach Society of Dayton


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Neal Gittleman, conductor
Yakov Kasman, piano

"Keyboard Thunder"
Recorded September 22, 2011, at the Schuster Center

Gian Carlo Menotti:  Lewisohn Stadium Fanfare
Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47