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DPO Chorus, four vocalists join Orchestra to perform composer’s final masterwork.

Academy Award-winning motion picture Amadeus to be screened on Sunday, October 3.

DAYTON OH (Sept 30, 2010) - The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series will continue with Mozart’s Eternal Requiem on Friday and Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2010, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

As a prelude to this program, the DPO will offer a screening of the 8-time Academy Award winning film Amadeus on Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 at the Dayton Masonic Center. The screening is free to all DPO Subscribers, holders of Mozart Requiem tickets and Dayton Masons.

Joining the DPO for Mozart’s Requiem will be the DPO Chorus, under the direction of Hank Dahlman, and soloists Lynne Giacalone Church, soprano; Kathleen Clawson, mezzo soprano; Randall Black, tenor; and William Henry Caldwell, baritone.  

In addition to the sublime Requiem - Mozart’s final work, and among his most profound and inspiring – the concerts will also include the fanfare Tromba Lontana, by American composer John Adams, and the symphony Mathis der Maler by German composer Paul Hindemith. Patrick Reynolds, Assistant Conductor of the DPO, will conduct the Adams and Hindemith works, while Hank Dahlman, Director of the DPO Chorus, will conduct the Mozart Requiem.

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 Mozart’s Vienna 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 October 15 & 16 range from $9 - $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.


About Hank Dahlman
Hank Dahlman is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Wright State University, where he serves as the conductor of the WSU Collegiate Chorale. He serves as the Artistic Director of WSU's annual Madrigal Dinners and Holidays in the Heartland.  Dahlman is also Director of CELIA, the State of Ohio’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Education, Leadership, & Innovation in the Arts, based at WSU. Wright State choirs under his direction tour regularly in the U.S. and abroad, and have been invited to sing numerous times for regional and state conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and other professional organizations. Choirs directed by Dahlman have also appeared on stage with such notable and varied performers as Robert Shaw, Bill McLaughlin, Anonymous 4, Leon Bates, Simon Carrington, Marvin Hamlisch, and Kenny Rogers.  Dahlman has prepared world or regional premieres of new works by such composers as William Bolcom, Robert Xavier Rodriquez, Steven Winteregg, James McCray, Robert Yeager, and Drew Collins. Dahlman’s choirs have also prepared demonstration recordings of new choral works for several nationally known music publishers.

Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, Dahlman also serves as a guest conductor with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and founded the Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir in 2000. Dr. Dahlman conducted the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus in performance with professional orchestras such as the Czech Chamber Philharmonic in Prague and at the Salzburg Cathedral celebrating Mozart's 250th birthday in 2006.  He conducted in his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008, and in June 2010 conducted the DPOC and other choirs in performance at Avery Fisher Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center.  

Dr. Dahlman regularly appears as a guest conductor, presenter, or adjudicator at festivals and conferences at the international, national, and regional levels.  For five years he was the host of VOICES, a radio program tracing the history, development, and current trends of the choral art, heard weekly on Dayton Public Radio. He has served as an adjudicator at semi-final and final rounds of the National Student Conducting Competitions sponsored by the ACDA, and was invited to be one of four experts on conducting pedagogy to be featured at the inaugural national convention of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

Dahlman's Choral Pronunciation Guide to Carl Orff's Carmina Burana has been called an industry standard and used by over 100 universities, professional orchestras, and choruses on five continents. His research writings and reviews have appeared in Choral Journal, Triad, Resound, the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, and other professional journals and publications.  Dahlman has also served regularly as a board member for several state and regional divisions of the ACDA and state music education associations.

Dahlman holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Master of Music degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of South Florida, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree (magna cum laude) from Longwood University. Notable teachers have included Eph Ehly, James McCray, Rey Longyear, Wesley K. Morgan, Randall Pembrook, and Robert Summer.

Hank is the fortunate husband of Cindy, and the proud father of James and Amanda. He and Cindy recently completed their first marathon while raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Besides his love of running, Hank is also an avid cyclist and golfer.

About Patrick Reynolds
Now in his 13th season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds is a frequent presence on the podium, conducting the DPO in Classical, Chamber, SuperPops and Family concerts.  An enthusiastic proponent of educational programs, each season he leads the DPO in its Magic Carpet, SPARK (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and Young People’s concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area.

Patrick Reynolds has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA) Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis (MD) Symphony Orchestra, Arlington (VA) Symphony Orchestra, Queens (NY) Symphony Orchestra, the High Mountain (NJ) Symphony Orchestra, and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. During the 2009-2010 season he conducted the Dayton Opera production of Verdi’s La Traviata, and for the past two summers he has led Young Peoples Concerts at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder.

He is in his eleventh season as Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, an organization selected from the area’s finest young musicians. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras, soon celebrating its 75th anniversary. In 2008, Reynolds conducted a production of Hans Krasa’s opera Brundibar in a collaboration between the DPYO, the Dayton Opera, the Kettering Children’s Choir and the Victoria Theatre Association.

Reynolds is a member of the music faculty at the University of Dayton, where he conducts the University Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and teaches courses in conducting. He 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.

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.

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