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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Stained Glass Concert at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on March 19

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
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DAYTON, OHIO (March 6, 2017) – On Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5 p.m., Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) musicians, under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will travel to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2067 North Gettysburg Avenue, Dayton, OH to celebrate the human spirit through the universal medium of music with their first Stained Glass Series Concert of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 2016-2017 Excite Season. This concert is one of three scheduled concerts in the DPAA Stained Glass Series for 2017.  The concerts are free and open to the public with no ticket required. 

The Dayton Philharmonic’s Stained Glass Concerts are part of a series of community outreach efforts called the Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts in honor of the late Mrs. Norma Ross, a tireless advocate for music and minority youth. All Stained Glass Concerts are free with generous seating available. The 2016–2017 Stained Glass Series and Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts are made possible by the Bob Ross Auto Group. 

The 2016-2017 Stained Glass Concert Series will present three concerts as follows: 
* Sunday, March 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2067 North Gettysburg Avenue,  Dayton;  (937) 279-0580

* Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5:00 p.m. at Inspiration Church, 2900 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton; (937) 496-5607

* Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 380 South Broadway Street, Dayton; (937) 228-6393

This year’s Stained Glass Concerts will feature Beethoven’s lighthearted and playful Symphony No. 8, often referred to it as "the little Symphony in F.”  The performance will also include the instantly recognizable and equally pleasant Scott Joplin piece “Solace,” which was part of the popular soundtrack from the 1973 caper film The Sting. The DPO will then perform the engaging “Mai Nozipo” by Zimbabwe’s Dumisani Maraire, known affectionately to friends as "Dumi.”  This opening song on the Kronos Quartet’s Pieces of Africa is a “rousing, triumphant anthem with a resonant melodic line that will long linger.”  (AllMusic Review by Brian Olewnick)

The first Stained Glass Series Concert on March 19 will close with a moving piece by Kurt Carr entitled “For Every Mountain,” to be performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

The DPO and Calvary Missionary Baptist Church wish to extend an open invitation to the community of Dayton to enjoy an inspirational afternoon when classical and gospel music come together to unite our Dayton community.

For more information on this March 19 Stained Glass Concert, please call the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church at (937) 279-0580 or the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance at (937) 224-3521.  For more information on the 2016-2017 Stained Glass Series, visit


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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