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Symphony Sundaes Concert on Jan 22 features Brahms’s Double Concerto with DPO soloists Kirstin Greenlaw and Christina Coletta


DAYTON, OH (January 5, 2012) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series presented by One Call Now will continue with a performance on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. in the Scottish Rite Auditorium of the Dayton Masonic Center.  Neal Gittleman, Music Director of the DPO, will conduct.

This year’s Symphony Sundaes Series celebrates the music of Beethoven, and the January 22 concert will include his Symphony No. 4.  Also on the program: the Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, with soloists Kirstin Greenlaw, Principal Second Violinist with the DPO, and Christina Coletta, Assistant Principal Cellist.

The Symphony Sundaes concerts were designed to add a new, family-friendly series to the DPO’s annual lineup.  With individual concert tickets starting at $14, the series brings the DPO and conductor Neal Gittleman to the intimate space of the Scottish Rite Auditorium at the Masonic Center to perform works from the great classical masters. The programs are performed without intermission and last about 85 minutes each.   

There’s plenty of free parking available, and each concert is followed by an ice cream social with the musicians, featuring a complimentary scoop of Graeter’s ice cream for each concertgoer.  Other concerts in this year’s series will be held on February 19 and April 1, 2012.  

Single tickets for the concert of January 22 range from $14 to $24 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at 

The presenting sponsor of the 2011-2012 Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series is One Call Now.


About Kirstin Greenlaw
Kirstin Greenlaw, principal second violin of the Dayton Philharmonic, maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Between performances with the Duveneck String Quartet in Cincinnati and the Dayton Principals quartet, she is active in the SPARK program through the Dayton Philharmonic.  She has served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as concertmaster and soloist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Now in her seventh year on the faculty of the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, she is acting chamber music coordinator for the Festival. A grand prize winner of the Carmel Chamber Music Competition and graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, she holds degrees from DePauw University and the Florida State University, where she worked with Karen Clarke and Eliot Chapo.

About Christina Coletta
Christina Coletta is the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.  A proud alumnus of public school music programs, Christina began her studies with Michael Gelfand in Boardman, Ohio.   Ms. Coletta was a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma student of Lee Fiser at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  She served as Principal Cellist of the CCM Philharmonia, performed as soloist with the Starling Chamber Orchestra, and appeared in a live interview and performance on WGUC.  Ms. Coletta also attended the Chautauqua Music Festival where she studied with Jeffrey Solow and performed in master classes for Janos Starker and Ralph Kirshbaum.  After graduation, Christina began playing with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra serving as interim Principal Cellist.  Ms. Coletta has also been a frequent extra musician with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  She performed with the CSO on its recent 2008 European and China tours.  Praised by the Cincinnati Enquirer for her “beautifully felt" playing, Christina is a passionate chamber musician.  She has performed with the Amicus Chamber Players and is a member of Concert:Nova, a  Cincinnati-based chamber music ensemble dedicated to presenting chamber music in fresh, exciting, and unexpected ways.  Christina is also a founding member of the Duveneck and Trillium String Quartets, performing with them throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.  Christina lives in Cincinnati with her two sons.

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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