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.
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!
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.
March 15, 2020, 3:00 PM
Each year four young artists are selected from national auditions as the winners of the Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence Program. These talented young musicians will present a program of opera, oratorio and American standards. This year’s winners were all Ohio natives, including soprano Maya Vansuch from Dayton. The other winners are, mezzo-soprano Anna Cecilia, tenor Benjamin Krumreig and baritone De’ron McDaniel. Several of these vocalists will be performing in the December production of Handel’s Messiah and in both major and supporting roles in the Opera Association’s main stage productions of La Boheme and La Cenerentola. We congratulate these new Artists-In-residence, and look forward to hearing them at St. Paul’s. Bravo!