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Symphony Sundaes Concert on Feb 19 features Mozart Concerto for Flute & Harp with DPO soloists Rebecca Tryon Andres and Leslie Stratton Norris


DAYTON, OH (February 2, 2012) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series presented by One Call Now will continue with a performance on Sunday, February 19, 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 February 19 concert will include his Symphony No. 2.  Also on the program: the Concerto for Flute & Harp by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with DPO soloists Rebecca Tryon Andres, Principal Flutist, and Leslie Stratton Norris, Principal Harpist.

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.  

Single tickets for the concert of February 19 range from $14 to $24 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at  Seniors save $2 off the regular prices for tickets in Areas A & B.  All Student tickets are $12.  

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


About Rebecca Tryon Andres
Rebecca Tryon Andres is Principal Flutist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the DPO Woodwind Quintet. She has been with the DPO for over 20 years and is an enthusiastic participant in the SPARK program. She is also principal flutist and contractor for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, plays with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, and is a regular extra on flute and piccolo with the Cincinnati Symphony, Pops, and May Festival orchestras.

A faculty member at Xavier University, Andres has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Dayton.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University, a Master's in flute from CCM, and a diploma from the Academie Internationale d'Ete. She has studied with Donald McGinnis, Raymond DeMattia, Kyril Magg, Jack Wellbaum, and in the extended master classes of Jean-Pierre Rampal, William Bennett, James Pellerite, and Geoffrey Gilbert.

A Life Member of the National Flute Association, Andres has served as Secretary/Copy Editor of the Flutist Quarterly and has chaired the Young Artist Competition. She has performed at the Columbus, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas conventions. ALRY Publications publishes her flute choir arrangement of Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus.

Many of her favorite musical experiences are moments from the DPO, performing with Yo-Yo Ma (Dvorák Concerto), Maureen Forrester (Das Lied von der Erde), and Neal Gittleman in Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Orff's Carmina Burana. She has also played for Luciano Pavarotti in concert and performed the flute obbligato for Bach's Nun sa che dolore with Benita Valente.

With her husband, Michael Andres, a woodwind specialist and jazz musician, she helped commission the flute-clarinet duo Barn Dances by Libby Larsen, which received its premier at the 2001 NFA Convention. Her son, Alex Magg, wants to be a conductor and attends Northwestern University. In her spare time, she likes to work word and number puzzles, make jewelry, or read.

About Leslie Stratton Norris
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Harpist Leslie Stratton Norris is originally from Worthington, Ohio. Under the instruction of well-known teacher Alice Chalifoux, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1982 to study Jazz and improvisation on the harp, Norris performed with the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Ballet, and the Cleveland Opera. In Los Angeles, she became very active in the recording industry, recording projects for movie and TV scores, albums, and MUZAK. In Los Angeles, she performed with the Pacific Symphony, Opera Pacifica, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and numerous smaller orchestras throughout the area.

In 1992, she moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and has since enjoyed a solo career performing for chamber music associations, churches, and orchestras throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Her first recording, Hymns of Praise (1993) is a collaboration with Baritone Randel Wagner. Her other recordings include Heavenly Classics (1994 - favorite familiar classics, solo harp), O Holy Night (1995 - Christmas favorites, solo harp), Bouquet of Love Songs (1997 - most-requested love songs, solo harp), and Windows of Worship (1999 - a collection of hymns, spirituals, contemporary Christian, and children's songs, which display her talent as both a classical and jazz harpist).

Norris continues to perform with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra as well as performing as a soloist and is currently working on her next CD project of classical romantic harp solos.

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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