You can listen to the Dayton Philharmonic every Saturday in your home

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Tune in on Saturdays for a musical treat from Discover Classical and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Starting April 11 at 8 p.m., Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra concert for music lovers to enjoy from home.

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Through their partnership, Discover Classical and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra want to bring some hope back to the Dayton area as the region works to get through the coronavirus pandemic.

“The music of our Dayton Philharmonic is so important to the cultural life of our community,” said Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director and conductor Neal Gittleman. “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.”

Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will air on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Discover Classical 88.1FM WDPR Dayton/ 89.9FM WDPG Greenville/ 89.1FM WUSO Springfield and online at discoverclassical.org.

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“If there is a silver lining to be found in the current turmoil surrounding the coronavirus, perhaps it’s that we will recognize and embrace the things that we sometimes took for granted, something as simple as sharing a common musical experience,” said Shaun Yu, president and CEO of Discover Classical. “It is my hope that these concerts will remind audiences of what a treasure we have in our Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and what we have to look forward to...until we can all be together again.”

The series starts Saturday at 8 p.m. with a rebroadcast of the first Masterworks concert of the 2018-2019 season, titled Pictures at an Exhibition.

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The schedule for Concert Night with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra includes the following:

  • April 11:
  • From September 2018:
    • Debussy-Molinari: L'isle joyeuse
    • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
    • Massenet: Thaïs Meditation (Yevgeny Kutik, violin)
    • Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • April 18:
  • From February 2017:
    • Bach-Schoenberg: St. Anne Prelude and Fugue
    • Bach: Motet #1, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  • April 25:
  • From March 2018:
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake Ballet (Dayton Ballet)
  • May 2:
  • From September 2017
    • Verdi: Requiem
  • May 9:
  • From May 2019 (John Mauceri, guest conductor)
    • Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
    • Bernstein: Three Meditations from MASS (Adrian Daurov, cello)
    • Bruch: Kol Nidrei (Adrian Daurov, cello)
    • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
  • May 16:
  • From September 2015
    • Copland: El Salon México
    • Grieg: Piano Concerto (Emile Naoumoff, piano)
    • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
  • May 23:
  • From January 2019
    • Rossini: La Gazza Ladra Overture
    • Mozart: Flute Concerto (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
    • Morricone: American Themes (Andrea Griminelli, flute)
    • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
  • May 30:
  • From October 2014
    • Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Spencer Myer, piano)
    • Mahler: "Das irdische Leben" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Mary Wilson, soprano)
    • Mahler: Symphony #4 (Mary Wilson, soprano)