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DAYTON PHILHARMONIC INVITES LISTENERS TO TOUR “MUSICAL GALLERY”

Pianist William Wolfram plays Brahms in wide-ranging program also featuring work inspired by paintings of Norman Rockwell by American composer Stella Sung


DAYTON OH (December 20, 2011) - The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2011-2012 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Classical Series will continue with programs titled Musical Gallery as its first concerts of the new year on Friday and Saturday, January 6 & 7, 2012, both performances at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center.   

The wide-ranging program will feature a work by American composer Stella Sung titled Rockwell Reflections.  Each of the work’s five movements was inspired by a painting of Norman Rockwell currently on display at the Dayton Art Institute as part of the exhibit American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.   The DPO’s performance of this work will be accompanied by unique video projections of the Rockwell paintings, created by composer Stella Sung.  

The program will also feature the powerful Piano Concerto No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, with soloist William Wolfram, and the Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy.  
Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.
     
Tickets for the concerts of January 6 & 7 range from $9 - $59 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 Classical Series is sponsored by Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals.  William Wolfram is the 2011-2012 season Erma R. and Hampden W. Catterton Endowed Guest Artist.  The performance of Saturday, January 7, 2012 is sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.

This program will be broadcast on “Live and Local” on the DPO’s Season Media Partner, Classical WDPR 88.1 and WDPG 89.9 FM, on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 10 a.m.

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About William Wolfram
American pianist William Wolfram was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. A versatile recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician, he has won the respect of musicians and critics across the country and abroad. Wolfram has several recordings on the Naxos label, has played recitals in cities throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe, and has performed with dozens of the finest orchestras in the world.

William Wolfram continues his remarkable concert career in 2011-12, playing Beethoven's Concerto No. 4 with the Naples (FL) Philharmonic and Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra; Brahms' Concerto No. l with Dayton and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestras, also Huntsville Symphony Orchestra under Gregory Vajda; Britten's Concerto in Bonn, Germany under Andrew Litton; Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 2 with Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under JoAnn Falletta; and Liszt's Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 3 with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.

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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