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The tradition continues – Saturday, December 31, 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center


DAYTON, OH (December 13, 2011) – A Dayton New Year’s Eve tradition will continue on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 8 p.m. in the Schuster Center, as the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman present the Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration Concert.  
This year’s theme is “Paris to Vienna.”  Neal and the orchestra will transport you between two great continental European capitals with a joyful journey of music right from your seat in the Mead Theatre. Celebration and fun are on the itinerary via light classics, virtuosic solos, and festive favorites.

Friendly prices, complimentary champagne at intermission, and a balloon drop at concert’s close are all part of the DPO New Year’s Eve tradition.  The concert ends around 10:00 p.m. with plenty of time for your party at home or out and about town.  In addition to the concert festivities, the DPO will unveil its new 2012-2013 season just prior to intermission.

Featured soloist for the 2011 New Year’s Eve Concert will be Jessica Hung, Concertmaster of the DPO, who will perform two popular works for violin and orchestra: Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve performance range from $8 - $65 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at 


About Jessica Hung
At age 25, violinist Jessica Hung has already established herself as a rising young artist in the American orchestral world. Since 2008, she has served as Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. However, Jessica was no stranger to the leadership role of first-chair fiddle: she previously held the same title with the Annapolis, Chicago Civic, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Northwestern University Symphony Orchestras, as well as the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Akron Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as a substitute violinist with the major orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Milwaukee.

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. 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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