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DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA KICKS OFF THE FORGE “ROCKIN’ ORCHESTRA” SERIES ON NOVEMBER 20, 2010 WITH MUSIC OF THE BEATLES

Dayton Philharmonic’s new series features the classic music of super groups Beatles, Eagles, and Led Zeppelin at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton, Ohio


DAYTON, OH (November 16, 2010) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) is pleased to announce that FORGE, a creative agency located in Dayton, will sponsor the inaugural season of the Rockin’ Orchestra Series. The series is composed of three concerts, which feature the music popularized by seminal rock ’n roll groups of the 1960s and 1970s: the Beatles, the Eagles, and Led Zeppelin. Modern-day rock ensembles will perform alongside the DPO in the acoustically acclaimed Mead Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The blend of rock classics with a full orchestral sound is taking hold in concert halls around the country.

The concerts in the 2010-2011 FORGE Rockin’ Orchestra Series are:
  • Classical Mystery Tour: Music the Beatles – Saturday, November 20, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • One of These Nights: Music of The Eagles – Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8 p.m.
  • The Symphony Rocks: Music of Led Zeppelin – Saturday, April 2, 2011, 8 p.m.
David Bukvic, DPO Marketing Director, reports, “At press time, the November 20th performance is nearly sold out and subscription sales alone (not counting single tickets) for the new initiative have reached the $100,000 mark, a significant success for a new series.” Visiting guest artists for the series are Classical Mystery Tour for the Beatles performance, Jeans ‘n Classics for the Eagles performance and Windborne Music for the Led Zeppelin. Mr. Bukvic adds, “We welcome FORGE on board the DPO sponsor lineup and applaud their foresight in getting behind an innovative series like this.”

Neal Gittleman, DPO Music Director, an avid rock fan himself, will take the baton for the series kickoff performance on November 20, 2010.

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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.

FORGE
FORGE is a creative agency located in Dayton, Ohio, offering expertise in branding, advertising, and design, along with web, software, and application development to local, regional and national organization in both the private and public sectors.


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