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Philharmonic | Family Series

Rossini/Respighi Tarantella from La Boutique Fantastique

Poem reading #1 “Flea” (Mollie Steen, reader)

Grieg Morning, from Peer Gynt* (Butterflies)

Elgar Moths and Butterflies* (Ladybugs and Grasshoppers)

Poem reading #2 “Bees” (Mollie Steen, reader)

Rimsky-Korsakov Flight of the Bumblebee* (Bees)

Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King* (Bees at a Picnic)

Grieg - March of the Trolls* (All of the Bugs)

Jonathan Peters Arthropod Suite

DPYO Conducting Apprentices conducting

  1. Balletic Butterflies
  2. Gambading Grasshoppers

       Bonnie Burgess-Gay, conductor

  1. Assiduous Ants
  2. Spine-Tingling Spiders

      Nicholas Hogue, conductor

  1. Circumambulating Centipedes
  2. Dextrous Dragonflies
  3. Bellicose Beetles

       Alena Scott, conductor

Poem reading #3 “Worm” (Mollie Steen, reader)

Poem reading #4 “Spanish Flea” (Mollie Steen and David Harrison, readers)

Sierra Imaginary Creatures*

Poem reading #5 “Fly” (Mollie Steen, reader)

Danny Elfman Music from Spiderman

Johann Strauss, Jr. Thunder & Lightning Polka*

* Featuring Dayton Ballet II

About the Concert

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Dayton Ballet II present BUGS!! Featuring music and dance for creeping, crawling, and adorable insects of all sorts, this family concert will showcase the student musicians and dancers of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Founded in 1937, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is conducted by Dr. Patrick Reynolds.

Additional bug photo credit: Beth Magda

About DPYO
The Orchestra
Schools Represented in DPYO

Archbishop Alter High School

Beavercreek High School

Bellbrook High School

Centerville High School

Chaminade Julienne High School

Dayton Christian School

Fairfield Senior High School

Fairmont High School

Franklin High School

Greenville Senior High School


Miamisburg High School

Oakwood High School

Oakwood Junior High School

Springboro High School

Stebbins High School

Stivers School for the Arts

Tippecanoe High School

Troy Christian High School

Troy High School

William Mason High School