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Beethoven's First And The Firebird
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

Beethoven's 1st And The Firebird (CANCELED)

Aug 18 & Aug 19

Schuster Center


This production has been canceled. If you have tickets, please click here and you will be taken to a form where you can tell us what you’d like to do with your tickets.

Composed on the threshold of a new century, Beethoven’s First Symphony broke free from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and was certainly viewed as iconoclastic by the Viennese audience of 1800. He was well on his way to becoming BEETHOVEN writ large.

Strauss showed no mercy to his Oboe Concerto’s soloist: Dayton Philharmonic Principal Oboe Eileen Whalen, barely into this tuneful Concerto, must play 57 measures without a break and end with a spectacular cadenza.

Composed for the renowned Ballets Russes, Stravinsky’s sumptuous Suite from The Firebird is filled with the stuff of legends: a prince, captive princesses, the Firebird’s magic feather, and the evil ogre Kastchei. Vibrant colors and rich harmonies glitter and pulse with fantastic effects, ending with the gossamer Lullaby and a shimmering climax proclaiming a happy ever-after.

Guest Conductor Keitaro Harada, Music and Artistic Director of the Savannah Philharmonic, also leads Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’s wildly popular Danzón No. 2.

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
STRAUSS Oboe Concerto
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919)


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Beethoven's First And The Firebird
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Aug 18, 8:00PM
Aug 18
Aug 19, 8:00PM
Aug 19