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December 4, 2011, 3:00 PM Winter Concert at the Schuster Center


DAYTON, OH (November 21, 2011) - On December 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at the Schuster Center.  

It’s a concert of exciting, folk-inspired music from the Czech Republic and the United States, featuring Slavonic dance music of Antonin Dvorák and Aaron Copland’s very American Four Dance Episodes from RodeoThe Moldau, a picturesque tone poem by Bedrich Smetana will compete this exhilarating concert program..

“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 concert is a wonderful way to spend part of a Sunday afternoon.  The performances of this dedicated group of talented young musicians is always inspiring and exciting.”

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 100-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, illustrator Rob Shepperson and the Zoot Theatre Company.

DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, 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.

Now completing his twelfth 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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