Teachers are on DPO’s ‘honor roll’

     (NWPR-OH) – “We are out in the community all season long and we see, first-hand, the hard work of area educators serving our youth. We know, intimately, the immense challenges associated with their demanding role,” says DPO Education Director, Gloria Pugh. “This is our way of honoring our own ‘Virtuosos at Home’ as well as the underwriters who play a critical role in funding the DPO Education Program.” 

     Two concert evenings, Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 8:00 pm, at the Schuster Center are dedicated to Dayton area preschool to high school educators, including home-school parents and librarians. They are invited to submit an online form at: www.daytonphilharmonic.com/teachertribute. An email confirmation and tickets will be held in their name at the Will Call box office.

     The “Virtuosos at Home” program will feature two of the Orchestra’s own principal players: Clarinetist John Kurokawa will bring mastery and insight to English composer Gerald Finzi’s Clarinet Concerto, his most-performed and most-recorded work. In addition to his leading role on the stage, Kurokawa serves the DPO Education Department as a member of the DPO Woodwind Quintet. Principal Oboist Eileen Whalen will be heard performing the beautiful Concerto for Oboe d’amore by J.S. Bach. Eileen is also a member of the Woodwind Quintet and is a SPARK (School Partners With Artists Reaching Kids) musician, a DPO program that brings music learning directly into the classroom.

     For more information, call 937.224.3521.

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