Gittleman conducts

Speaking Up in Concert: 20th Century Composers Take on Human Rights

Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union

It's been over 40 years since the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the University of Dayton. This fall, Maestro Neal Gittleman leads the DPO Chamber Orchestra back to campus with heady works that speak to the challenging issues of human rights. Featured will be Dimitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony #1, composed initially as a guitar quartet during a trip to Dresden in 1960 and dedicated "in memory of the victims of fascism and war." Gittleman will also conduct a rare performance of Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together/Attica. Written in response to the 1971 Attica (New York) prison uprising, this dramatic work incorporates a spoken text written by an inmate killed during the riot. The evening will invite audience members to "speak up" in response to the music as well as the commentary provided by Gittleman.

Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 UD faculty, staff & alumni; $10 UD students and youth. Available through the UD Box Office (see link at right.)

To learn more about the history of the Attica Prison uprising and how this concert connects with the campus-wide "Rites. Rights. Writes." (RRW) initiative, visit the RRW website. >>