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Sibelius Violin Concerto will feature guest soloist Vadim Gluzman

DAYTON OH (September 9, 2010) - The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series will open with programs titled Fire & Ocean on Thursday and Saturday, September 23 & 25, 2010, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.

The concerts will feature soloist Vadim Gluzman performing the passionate Violin Concerto by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, one of the most revered violin concertos in the romantic repertory. Also on the programs: Debussy’s impressionistic tribute to the sea, La Mer, along with the Fidelio and Leonore #3 overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven. Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.

The DPO’s 10-11 Classical Series promises a “Voyage” of discovery. Each composer is on a quest; each composition evokes a time and place. This season’s concerts will take the listener from the wave-tossed surface of the sea (Debussy’s La Mer, September 23-25) to the steppes of Central Asia (Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, March 11-12) to a quilt-making community in rural Alabama (Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend, March 24-26).

Tickets for the concerts of September 23 & 25 range from $13 - $59 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2010-2011 Classical Series is sponsored by Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals. The performance of Saturday evening, September 25 is this year’s William S. Anderson Endowed Concert.


About Vadim Gluzman
Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, in technique and sensibility, harkens back to the Golden Age of violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, while possessing the passion and energy of the 21st century. Lauded by both critics and audiences as a performer of great depth, virtuosity and technical brilliance, he has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and in a duo setting with his wife, pianist Angela Yoffe. Early in his career Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award. Gluzman plays the extraordinary 1690 ex-Leopold Auer Stradivarius, on extended loan to him through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Vadim Gluzman has appeared with many of the world's finest orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Munich, Dresden and Czech philharmonic orchestras, the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, NHK and KBS orchestras, and many others. He has collaborated with world's most prominent conductors such as the late Yehudi Menuhin, Neeme Järvi, Andrew Litton, Marek Janowski, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Oundjian, Dmitri Kitaenko, Paavo Järvi, Jésus López-Cobos, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and Claus Peter Flor. Gluzman has also performed at important festivals, including Verbier, Ravinia, Lockenhaus, Pablo Casals, Colmar, Jerusalem, Schwetzinger Festspiele, and Festival de Radio France.

Future seasons will find Gluzman making his downtown Orchestra Hall debut with the Chicago Symphony, under Paavo Järvi; appearing for the first time in recital in London's Wigmore Hall; touring the US with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, including a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall; and performing with numerous orchestras in the US, Europe and Australia.

A highly acclaimed recording artist, Gluzman's recordings are released exclusively on BIS Records. His recent albums include the Glazunov and Tchaikovsky violin concertos with Andrew Litton conducting the Bergen Philharmonic, which won ClassicFM Magazine's coveted Disc of the Month, as well as the Selection of the Month by the Strad Magazine; and Fireworks!, a collection of virtuoso violin show pieces.

Born in 1973 in the Ukraine, Vadim Gluzman began studying the violin at the age of seven. Before moving to Israel in 1990, he studied under Zakhar Bron and later under Yair Kless in Tel Aviv. He also studied in the United States under Arkady Fomin and at The Juilliard School under the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki.

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. The 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.

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

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