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Beethoven 8 and Florence Price
Past Event - Saturday, January 23, 2021
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In-Theatre Performance at the Schuster Center & Live Stream Premiere. The performance stream will be available for on demand viewing through June 30, 2021.

Beethoven 8 and Florence Price

FLORENCE PRICE Violin Concerto No. 2 and BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

JESSICA HUNG Violin /NEAL GITTLEMAN Artistic Director and Conductor

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to be back on stage in the Schuster Center with a live audience for their first Masterworks Concert of the New Year! 

The concert opens with Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Price once wrote in a letter to conductor Serge Koussevitzky, “To begin with I have two handicaps – those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins,” adding “I would like to be judged on merit alone.” ( Merit, indeed, as her talent sparkles in this beautiful work. Concertmaster Jessica Hung takes center stage to perform Price’s composition. 

Then, continuing our two-year celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the DPO performs his Symphony No. 8, a short, spirited work composed between two much more famous symphonies, yet a definite force in its own right that celebrates the composer’s playful side. 

Two live, socially distanced, in-theatre performances with no intermission in the Schuster Center OR enjoy a live-stream option from the comfort of home. 

More Information
  • Directory Profile:

    Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
    The Dayton Philharmonic is our regional orchestra under Music Director and Principal Conductor Neal Gittleman.
  • Event Venue:

    The Schuster Center
    1 W 2nd St
    Dayton, OH 45402
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    Call: 937-228-7591
    Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center - providing a world-class facility for the best in local, national and international performing artists. Can accommodate up to 2,300 for meetings or 500 banquets.

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