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Pianist Awadogin Pratt To Perform At UD Pianist Awadogin Pratt To Perform At UD

Classical Contenders

Promising Lineup Across The Region

By Jeff Huntington

Pianist Awadogin Pratt To Perform At UD

The Greater Dayton area has for years been one of the best in the nation for access to the arts, and I’m proud to report that classical music is holding up very well through the Great Recession. We lost Don Hageman’s Soirees Musicales piano series, but presenters generally are going full speed with

outstanding programs.

Bach Society of Dayton


Oct. 24 (4 p.m.): Gloria! Works by Vivaldi, Bach, Haydn & Barber, featuring Eileen Whalen, oboist

Dec. 5 (7:30 p.m.): Sweet Sounds of the Holidays, featuring Kettering Children’s Choir and the Kettering Advent Ringers

Mar. 6 (4 p.m.): Bach’s St. John Passion, with Capella

May 1 (7:30 p.m.):  Shout for Joy! Works by Jongen, Schutz, Hailstork, and a new commission by the great John Rutter!

Chamber Music
Yellow Springs


Sept. 26: Escher String Quartet; Haydn, Beethoven, Bartok

Oct. 31:  Red Priest; an Elizabethan Halloween

Jan. 30: Poulenc Trio; new works for an unusual trio

Mar. 20:  Cuarteto de Cuerdas La Catrina; masterpieces from Latin America

May 1:  Competition Finals

Dayton Philharmonic


Classical Series:

(“Take Note” pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. before Classical Series concerts)

Sept. 23 and 25: Beethoven, Sibelius, Debussy, with Vadim Gluzman, violinist

Oct. 15 and 16: Adams, Hindemith, and the Mozart Requiem, with Lynne Church, Kathleen Clawson, Randall Black, William Caldwell, and the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus.

Nov. 5 and 6: Berlioz, Schumann, and Chopin, with Janina Fialkowska, pianist

Jan. 7 and 8:  Wagner, Liebermann Trumpet Concerto, and Brahms, with Ryan

Anthony, trumpeter

Feb. 10 and 12: Libby Larsen, Mozart, Richard Strauss

Feb. 25 and 26:  Mozart, Finzi, Bach and Stravinsky, with John Kurokawa, clarinetist,

and Eileen Whalen, oboist

Mar. 11 and 12:  Borodin, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, with Valentina Lisitsa, pianist

Mar. 24 and 26: Enesco, Daugherty and Dvorak, with DJ Sparr, electric guitarist

May 13 and 14: Bernstein’s Mass, with Jeffrey Biegel, pianist, John Wesley Wright, tenor, and the Wright State departments of Music, Dance, Theater and Motion Pictures

Classical Connections:

Sept. 24: Beethoven’s Fidelio Overtures, with Jeffrey Springer, tenor

Jan. 21: Bach’s Musical Offering

Feb. 11: Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben

Mar. 25: Gee’s Bend, Michael Daugherty’s electric guitar concerto


Oct. 8 and 9: Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

Nov. 12 and13: Broadway Rocks!, with Rob Evan, Capathia Jenkins, Doug Lebrecque and Anne Runofsson, vocalists

Dec. 3 and 4: ‘Twas the  Night: Holiday at Home, local talent TBA

Jan. 14 and 15: At the Movies with Rodgers & Hammerstein

Mar. 18 and 19: The Celtic Tenors:  Dublin to Dayton

May 6 and 7: Satchmo, Fats & The Duke, with Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals

Rockin’ Orchestra:

Nov. 20: Music of the Beatles

Jan. 22: Music of the Eagles

Apr. 2: Music of Led Zeppelin, with Windborne

Symphony Sundaes:

(Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave. 3 p.m.)

Feb. 20: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, with Chad Hoopes, violinist

Apr. 10: Rossini, Bach and Mozart, with Concertmaster Jessica Hung and Kirstin Greenlaw, violinists

May 1:  Schubert, Haydn and Sibelius, with Aurelian Oprea, violinist

Family Series:

Oct. 30 (3 p.m.): Philharmonster Halloween Concert, with Tim Northcutt, tubist

Feb. 13 (3 p.m.): The Magic Orchestra: Dan Kamin, Patrick Reynolds,

and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Apr. 3 (3 p.m.): The Beat Goes On, with Drums for Peace

Special Events:

Dec. 12 (Sunday, 4 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St.): Handel’s Messiah, with Laura Portune, Steven Rickards, William Compton, Daesen No, and the Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Dec. 31: Viva Italia! New Year’s Eve Concert, with Scott Piper and Karin

Wolverton, singers, and Ashley Hall, trumpeter

Jan. 20 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North): Bach’s Musical Offering

Jan. 28 and 30:  Beethoven’s Fidelio (Dayton Opera)

Mar. 31: The Return of Play! A Video Game Symphony, with Arnie Roth, conductor

Apr. 28 (Dayton Art Institute, 6:30 p.m.): Concertmaster Jessica Hung and Friends; Bach Baker, Bax, and Brahms, with Joshua Nemith, pianist, and Robert Johnson, hormist

Halo Series:

Free Community String Quartet performances by DPO Principal String Quartet at 4 p.m.:

Mar. 6 (Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3211 Lakeview Ave., Dayton)

Mar. 13 (Bethel Baptist Church, 401 S. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton)



Oct. 10 (Dayton Art Institute, 3 p.m.): Saints and Sinners

Dec. 18 (Fairhaven Church, 637 E. Whipp Rd, Centerville, 8 p.m.): Holiday Concert

Dec. 19 (Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 Thruston Blvd., Dayton, 3 p.m.): ditto

May 21 (Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, 1000 N. Keowee, Dayton, 7:30 p.m.): Spring Concert

May 22 (Dayton Art Institute, 3 p.m.): Spring Concert

Springfield Symphony


Sept. 25:  Wagner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, with Martina Filjak, pianist

Nov. 6: Going for Baroque, with Trudy Faber, organist

Dec. 4 (7 p.m.): Cirque de la Symphonie

Feb. 19: Ponchielli, Francaix, Brahms, Offenbach, Sibelius, with Lisa Grove, oboist, and the Springfield Youth Symphony

Mar. 19: Beethoven, Dvorak, with Sujean Kim, violinist

Apr. 16: Verdi Requiem, with the Springfield Symphony Chorale

Ud Arts Series


Sept. 14: Awadagin Pratt, pianist

Sept. 30 (UD Boll Theatre): So Percussion Quartet

Oct. 21 (Dayton Art Institute): Simon Shaheen

Nov. 17: Phyllis Chen, toy piano

Nov. 18: Phyllis Chen, pianist

Vanguard Concerts


Oct. 1: The Claremont Trio

Oct. 22: Robert Belinic, guitarist

Nov. 19: Max Brod Piano Trio

Apr. 9: Graffe String Quartet, with Michiko Otaki, pianist

May 7: The Prima Trio

(also check with the DAI for Twilight Concerts, Thursdays at 7 p.m.)

Wright State University


Faculty Recitals:

Sept. 22: Benjamin Miles, tubist

Sept. 24: Kimberly Warrick, soprano

Sept. 27: Randall Paul, clarinetist

Oct. 3: Katherine deGruchy, oboist

Oct. 16: Dan Zehringer, trumpeter

Feb. 4: Franklin Cox, cellist

Feb. 18: Vincent Davis, tenor

Apr. 14: Shelley Jagow, saxophonist, and Bill Jobert, bassoonist

Apr. 28: Dennis Loranger, guitarist

May 1: Christopher Chaffee, flutist

May 4: Faculty Brass Quintet

Artist Series

Oct. 15: Michael Bard, guitarist

Oct. 28: David Hardy, cellist, and Lambert Orkis, pianist

Feb. 22: Takayoshi Wanami, violinist

Apr. 10: Millenium Brass

May 11: Michael Nicoletta, guitarist


May 20-22: Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Reach DCP freelance writer Jeff Huntington at contactus@daytoncitypaper.com

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