Dana Ensemble premieres composition

The Dana Ensemble will premiere a piece by composer Jamie Wilding at its concert Sunday at DeYor Performing Arts Center’s Ford Family Recital Hall.

The program, titled “The Society for Public Musical Performance,” is designed to pay homage to Arnold Schoenberg’s salon concert series in Vienna.

At the end of World War I, composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) created a Society for Private Musical Performances, a series of salon concerts in Vienna in which he and his colleagues arranged the great orchestral works of their time for a more intimate setting, and these pieces were performed alongside newly composed chamber works. The series came to an end 100 years ago in 1921.

The Dana Ensemble resurrects this tradition with three orchestral pieces by Claude Debussy, Johann Strauss Jr. and Gustav Mahler that were arranged for Schoenberg’s society, along with the world premiere of Wilding’s “The Garden Had Fallen Still.” It was commissioned specifically by the Cliffe College of Creative Arts for The Dana Ensemble.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Capacity is limited to 125 people. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID and are available online at www.deyorpac.org and by calling 330-259-9651.



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