2019/2020 Concert Series

St. Paul’s is pleased to announce their second year of a series of free Sunday afternoon concerts in their Sanctuary. The first concert on November 24th will feature the balalaika, a Russian folk instrument, to be followed in January by the University of Dayton Quintet with Dr. Alan Kimbrough, organist, and in March a performance by four brilliant young vocalists. St. Paul’s is located at 33 W. Dixon Ave. in Oakwood and there is plenty of free parking. A free-will offering to cover expenses will be collected.

 

 

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RUSSIAN DUO (Balalaika & Piano)

November 24, 2019, 3:00PM

When we think of Russia and classical music it is easy to overlook the rich variety of Russian string instruments, including the balalaika, a Russian musical instrument of the lute family with only three strings. Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarksy, masterful pianist, will team up for an exuberant performance of soulful, passionate music. Featuring vocals, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies, bluegrass, tango, ragtime, film score and Soviet songs. The Russian Duo is the only professional balalaika/piano team touring in North American and were selected to showcase at the Chamber Music America National Conference in 2011. The two musicians combine historical information with world-class playing and performance. This is a concert not to be missed!

 

 

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GLORIOUS PIPES AND SHINING BRASS

January 26, 2020, 3:00 PM

The University of Dayton Faculty Brass Quintet (UDBQ) will perform great musical works from across the centuries. The UDBQ includes DPO principal hornist, Aaron Brant; DPO bass trombonist, Chad Arnow; former Air Force trumpeter, Eric Knorr; South Bend Symphony tubist, Yuki Onitsuka; and jazz singer, trumpeter, and arranger, Jimmy Leach. Joining the quintet will be UD organ professor and Dayton Bach Society keyboardist, Alan Kimbrough. The UDBQ repertoire borrows from classical, jazz, and rock music including Bach, Brahms, Bernstein, and Dayton-born Billy Strayhorn. Don’t miss these dynamic performers and their eclectic program.

 

 

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Left to Right:  baritone Scott Ballantine, mezzo-soprano Annalise Dzwonczyk, soprano Maya Vansuch, and tenor Benjamin Krumreig.
Photo Credit: James Leach

OPERA AND MORE

March 15, 2020, 3:00 PM

Enjoy a program of selections from opera and musical theater by four gifted young vocalists, all of whom  have sung leading and supportive roles in venues throughout the country.  After a competitive national audition, the Dayton Opera Association selected these emerging young professionals as their 2020 Artists-in-Residence. Don’t miss this concert –  Dayton’s only opportunity to hear these brilliant vocalists in recital. There is no charge for the concert and there is plenty of free parking. St. Paul’s is located at 33 W. Dixon Avenue in Oakwood.   

The Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence Program was established in 1987 to serve as a professional training program for young singers as a bridge to move from the university/conservatory education experience into the arena of a professional opera company. The four artists in the program are selected from national auditions and reside in Dayton for 2 months.

Dayton Opera is pleased to introduce the following young professional artists in Dayton Opera’s 2019–2020 Artists-in-Residence Program: soprano Maya Vansuch; mezzo-soprano Annalise Dzwonczyk;  tenor Benjamin Krumreig and baritone Scott Ballantine. The four Artists-in-Residence will be appearing at the Schuster in Dayton Opera’s production of  “Cenerentola” (Cinderella) by  Gioachino Rossini  and presenting in-school programs in numerous schools. They also are singing in the choir at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Additional information about the four artists can be found at: https://daytonperformingarts.org/opera/artists-in-residence-program/