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Perspectives: War and Peace

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Schuster Center March 10, 2023 7:30 pm
Schuster Center March 11, 2023 7:30 pm

About the Concert

“When words fail, music speaks” – William Shakespeare.

Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman returns to the podium to conduct a program showcasing three composers’ meditations on the aftermath of war. Perspectives welcomes the Dayton premiere of a long-awaited (thanks to COVID) commission of Michael Schelle’s Resilience, a double concerto featuring DPO principal viola Sheridan Currie and principal cello Jonathan Lee. Resilience commemorates the end of WWII, with its final movement a fervent prayer for peace. Lili Boulanger’s For a Soldiers Funeral laments a soldier’s burial with solo baritone Kenneth Shaw and the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ beautiful and compelling reflection on the aftermath of WWI in his “Pastoral” Symphony.


Lili Boulanger For a Soldier’s Funeral (9 minutes)

Michael Schelle Resilience (26 minutes)

Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) (34 minutes)

Erma R. and Hampden W. Catterton Endowed Guest Artist

This performance includes a 20-minute intermission.

Featured Artists

Neal Gittleman, conductor

Sheridan Currie, viola

Jonathan Lee, cello

Kayla Oderah, soprano

Kenneth Shaw, baritone

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Dayton Philharmonic Chorus

Take Note – Live at 6:30 in the Schuster!

Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman presents his Take Note Talk live from the stage in the Schuster Center, from 6:30-7 pm. Learn about the featured works on this evening’s program before Neal gets to the downbeat!

Take Note is generously sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.

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