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“Brass and Percussion Soundscape” concerts on Sept 16-17 showcase wide variety of music, from the Renaissance to the Broadway stage

DAYTON OH – With a flourish of trumpets and drums, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 09-10 Demirjian Chamber Exploration Series will open with Brass and Percussion Soundscape on Wednesday evening, September 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm and also on Thursday morning, September 17, 2009 at 10:00 am, both performances at the Schuster Center.   

Patrick Reynolds, Assistant Conductor of the DPO, will conduct the concerts.  The programs will feature a wide variety of music for brass and percussion ensemble, from the St. Mark’s Cathedral of Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli (his Canzona a 12) to the Broadway stage of Leonard Bernstein (his Suite from West Side Story).

Other works on the program include Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu’s Raintree and a transcription of J.S. Bach’s famed work for organ, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.  

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 10:00 am performance.
Tickets for the concerts range from $10 - $24 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at

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

For photographs of Patrick Reynolds or any of the DPO’s various series’ guest artists, go to:  

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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