Sunday afternoon marked the first "Dana at Deyor" concert of the Fall 2009 season - followed by the second of the series that evening.
Here's a quick clip of the YSU Chamber Orchestra playing Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Trumpets:
The first event was also the musical debut of the new dean of the College of Fine and Performing Arts, Dr. Bryan DePoy. My accompanying friends (and Dana grads) thought it was great the dean of the school has a PhD in music performance.
Here is another clip, of the group closing out the performance with a piece by Romanian/Hungarian composer Bela Bartok:
the announced dates for the rest of the semester include:
Monday, October 12 - YSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble
Monday, October 19 - Fall Choral Concert
Monday, October 26 - Dana Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, November 22 - Faculty and Guest Recital
The performances take place at the Ford Family Recital Hall in the Beecher Flad Pavilion, next to the Powers Auditorium (formerly the Warner Theater) - all part of the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown youngstown.
from the outside:
The Dana School of Music has planned 50 performances for the fall semester, most free and open to the public. You can find the schedule here and a history of the 140-year old institution here.
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I found out about the "Dana at DeYor" performance through the literature passed out at last week's Canfield Fair.
According to the glossy material, these 6 special Dana at Deyor performances cost $5.00 for general admission. I emptied out my change bucket in my car to pay the entrance.
After standing in line for the ticket window, the price turned out to be $6.50 - good thing I was with friends.
While the buck-fifty was no big deal really, let's hope prices are correctly advertised in the future.