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May 9, 2010, 3:00 PM Spring Concert at the Schuster Center


Dayton, OH (April 27, 2010) - On May 9 at 3:00 pm, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present its Spring Concert in the Schuster Center, the last in the Orchestra’s 2009-2010 Season,.

This exciting program will feature Emmanuel Chabrier’s colorful España, Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss, Jr. and Aaron Copland’s suite from the classically American ballet Billy the Kid.

DPYO conductor Patrick Reynolds describes this concert as a “program that is music about ‘places,’ that is, music that is set in a certain locale or is closely associated with a country, region, or city. I love this repertoire and I especially enjoy concerts with ‘themes.’ These pieces have a natural connection and are a great opportunity for the DPYO to showcase their talents.”

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to support the talented young musicians of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. DPO Education Director Gloria Pugh states, “This dedicated group consistently present concerts that are exciting and inspiring. I encourage anyone who has not had the privilege to hear the DPYO perform to attend the May 9 Spring Concert. It will be an exhilarating afternoon.”

Tickets: $6.00 at the door, or to order tickets call the DPO Education Department (937) 224-3521, x136.


About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
The 102-member Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 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, featuring collaboration with the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, the Gem City Ballet, the South Dayton Dance Theatre, Platypus Theatre, performance artist Dan Kamin, the Magic Circle Mime Company, and illustrator Rob Shepperson.

The DPO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Orchestra Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

About Patrick Reynolds
Now completing his eleventh season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 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 ninth 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. This summer he conducted Young People's Concerts at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and in October he conducted the Dayton Opera production of Verdi’s La Traviata.

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.

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