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Dayton, Ohio (April 23, 2014) – On Sunday May 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Schuster Center, Conductor Dr. Patrick Reynolds will lead the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in a program that will showcase the talents and musical abilities of some of the area’s best young musicians. The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra members represent 31 different schools in the greater Dayton area and beyond. The program opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s Overture The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) and closes with Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, Op. 40, "Romantic.”

“For our May concert we feature two works that bookend the Romantic period of musical composition,” Conductor Patrick Reynolds states. “In The Hebrides Overture, Mendelssohn recalls a visit to Scotland's Fingal's Cave, a sea cave on the island of Staffa surrounded by stormy seas and rolling and crashing waves. Hanson's "Romantic" Symphony is music of the 20th century, but in many ways has its gaze fixed on the past rather than the future. In the modern era, this work brings a heartfelt warmth of expression that is in every way romantic.”

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than with 92 of the area’s most talented young musicians performing in the beautiful and acoustically extraordinary Schuster Center?  Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra concerts are consistently exciting and inspiring.

“The DPYO is an orchestra of which our entire region can be proud,” Reynolds remarks. “Its high quality says tremendous things about the state of music education in the Greater Dayton area.”

Tickets are $8.00 at the door, or to order tickets in advance, call the DPO Education Department at (937) 224-3521, x1136.

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About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Reynolds, 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  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, Dr. 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 13th 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 also the proud recipient of a 12-13 season grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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