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Debut program on February 21 features Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony


DAYTON, OH (February 12, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Graeter’s Ice Cream will launch a new concert series, the Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series, with a performance on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
The Symphony Sundaes series is designed to offer a new, family-friendly series to the DPO’s annual concert lineup. Priced as low as $30 for all three concerts, the series will bring the DPO and conductor Neal Gittleman to the intimate space of the Scottish Rite Auditorium at the Masonic Center to perform works from the great classical masters. Each program in the 2010 series will feature an opening overture and a light concerto, climaxing with a full symphony. The programs will be performed without intermission and will last about 85 minutes each.

There’s plenty of free parking available, and each concert will be followed by an ice cream social with the musicians, featuring a complimentary scoop of Graeter’s ice cream for each concertgoer.

The debut program on February 21 will feature trumpet soloist Charles Pagnard, principal trumpet of the DPO, performing the Trumpet Concerto by Franz Joseph Haydn. The program will open with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and conclude with Beethoven’s much-loved Symphony No. 7.

Other concerts in the 2010 series include the Mozart Symphony Sundae on March 28, 2010 (Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Mozart: Symphony No. 40) and the Schubert Symphony Sundae on May 2, 2010 (Mendelssohn: Overture: The Hebrides, Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 4, with the DPO’s new Principal Horn, Rob Johnson, Schubert: Symphony No. 5). All three performances are on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center.

Season Subscriptions for the 2010 Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series begin at $30 for students & seniors/$36 regular. Single tickets for the concert of February 21 range from $14 to $24 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at


About Charles M. Pagnard
In 1977, Charles M. Pagnard joined the Cedarville University faculty where he is currently a full professor of Music. His duties include conducting the University Symphony Orchestra and Brass Choir. He also teaches studio trumpet and Instrumental Conducting and Brass Methods. He holds a BME degree from Bowling Green State University and an MM degree from Eastman School of Music. He has also done post-graduate work at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. His major teachers include Sidney Mear, Edwin Betts, Ettore Chiudioni, Allen Dean, and Vincent Cichowicz.
Pagnard has been active as a trumpet soloist and clinician for the Bach Instrument Company. He is currently principal trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the Carillon Brass. He also performs as an extra musician with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He has recorded with the Carillon Brass (Integra Music) and the Cincinnati Pops (Telarc).
Since 1988, he has led the 20-member Cedarville Brass Choir on extensive tours to Israel, Hungary, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Greece, where the group performed concerts in churches, schools, concert halls, and various other locations. This ensemble has released a recording with Integra Music entitled At the Last Trumpet. On this recording, he is soloist and conductor.
Pagnard has toured with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops to Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Puerto Rico. He also has served as guest musician with Cincinnati May Festival Chorus on their tour to former Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Italy. Currently, he is Minister for Music and Worship at Washington Heights Baptist Church in Kettering, Ohio and a grandfather of triplets!

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 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.

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