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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

Beyond The Years: Paul Laurence Dunbar’s World

Apr 13, 2022


The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates 150 years since the birth of Paul Laurence Dunbar, acclaimed African American poet born in Dayton, OH. The concert follows a timeline of Dunbar’s life and uses music, student narrators, and poetry recitation to tell his story. This performance features Professor Herbert Martin, University of Dayton Professor Emeritus, reciting selected works.

L’Arlèsienne Suite No. 2: Farandole, Bizet
Notturno (String Quartet No. 2, 3rd movement), Borodin|
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1:  In the Hall of the Mountain King, Greig
Symphony No. 9, 3rd movement, Dvorak
Afro-American Symphony, 3rd movement, Still
Inventing Flight: 3rd movement, “Wilbur & Orville”, Bolcom
Maskarade Overture, Nielsen


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