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Datyon Philharmonic Youth Orchestra to Perform Winter Concert at Schuster Center

Chuck Duritsch
Communications and Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138

DAYTON, OH (November 21, 2013) - On Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at the Schuster Center. This is the first concert in the 76th season of the DPYO, founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, with 94 student musicians performing under the direction of Dr. Patrick Reynolds, Conductor of the DPYO and Assistant Conductor of the DPO.
“The program opens with one of the great opera overtures in the repertoire, Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger followed by Edward Elgar’s tender and moving tribute to a dear friend, Augustus Jaeger, with the beautiful movement Nimrod from the Enigma Variations,” said Reynolds.

Reynolds also chose Kinesis, an exciting and dramatic work written in 2010 by Cedarville University composer Austin Jaquith. Closing the program is Bela Bartok’s colorful Hungarian Sketches orchestrations of five piano works composed in a folk-like style.

This program will also be performed at the Ohio Music Education Association in Columbus in February 2014, the fourth time the Youth Orchestra has been invited.

 “The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to support the talented young musicians of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra,” said Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Director Gloria Pugh. “This concert is a wonderful way to spend part of a Sunday afternoon. The performances of this dedicated group of talented young musicians are always inspiring and exciting.”

The DPYO Winter Concert is sponsored by The Miami Valley School. Tickets are $8.00 at the door or reserve by calling Ellen Bagley at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1136. The concert is open seating.


About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is made up of 94 members from 30 area schools and is under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Reynolds. The orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestra musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras.

The DPYO performs 3 concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004 and 2006 Ohio Music Education Association conferences. The DPYO also appears regularly on the DPO Family Concert Series.

DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Orchestra Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

About the Conductor

Now in his 16th season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Reynolds conducts over two-dozen performances with the DPO each season, including Magic Carpet, SPARK – School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids – and Young People's concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area.
In addition he has conducted the DPO in Classical and Chamber subscription concerts, as well as Pops and summer concerts. Reynolds is in his 14th season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY) and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras, and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Patrick Reynolds earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton.

About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. 

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