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Program features DPO Principal Quartet and a second cellist to perform Schubert’s String Quintet in C in final season series concert

Dayton, Ohio (May 7, 2009) – On Wednesday evening, May 20 at 6:30 pm and again on Thursday morning, May 21 at 10:00 am, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman will host the DPO Principal Quartet in Principally Perfect, a concert in which the DPO Principal Quartet adds a cello, and perform Schubert’s String Quintet in C, “one of the pinnacles of the chamber music canon often cited as a significant example of the composer's legacy.” (James Liu, All Media Guide)

The program, the fourth – and final – concert in the DPO’s 2008-2009 Demirjian Chamber Exploration Series in the Mead Theatre at the Schuster Center, features the DPO Principal Quartet (Jessica Hung, Concertmaster; Andra Lunde Padrichelli, Principal Cellist; Sheridan Kamberger Currie, Principal Violist; Kirstin Greenlaw, Principal Second Violinist) joined by Christina Coletta DPO Assistant Principal Cellist.

Tickets $10 - $24

Free pre-concert refreshments include pizza appetizers provided by sponsor Boston’s Bistro at the Gypsy for the Wednesday, 6:30 pm performance and complimentary coffee and donuts provided by sponsors Boston Stoker and Mercy Siena Retirement Community and tea provided by Basically British for the Thursday, 10 am performance.

Dr. Charles and Patricia Demirjian are the Chamber Series sponsors.

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About the DPO Principal Quartet

Violinist Jessica Hung of Chicago is Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Jessica also serves as Concertmaster of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and previously held the same position in the Chicago Civic, Northwestern University, CIM, and Ashland Symphony Orchestras, as well as the post of Assistant Concertmaster with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

Andra Lunde Padrichelli, principal cellist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, began her cello studies in Santa Barbara, California. She has appeared as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, and has performed in recital in Indiana, New York, Ohio, California, Spoleto Italy, and Boston, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as well as a live performance on WBUR public radio.

Sheridan Kamberger Currie is the principal violist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed as chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras since her concerto debut in 1997. In 1998, Ms. Currie was the Time Warner String Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the winner of the Nakamichi Viola Concerto Competition there. Other competition awards include first prize in the 1998 Geraldine B. Gee International Viola Competition, where she also won second prize in 1995 and 1997.

Kirstin Greenlaw, principal second violin of the Dayton Philharmonic, maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Between performances with the Duveneck String Quartet in Cincinnati and the Dayton Principals quartet, she is active in the SPARK program through the Dayton Philharmonic.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra 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. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and 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.

Performance Place at the Schuster Center~109 North Main Street, Suite 200~Dayton, Ohio 45402
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