The fifth anniversary of the
restored Fort Piqua Plaza will be celebrated in grand style next
month with a gala featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
with Neal Gittleman conducting. The event will be held on
Wednesday, October 16 and tickets for this very special
performance will go on sale soon. The proceeds from the Gala
event will be used to fund the "Preserving the Fort Piqua
Plaza Endowment Fund."
The restoration of the Fort Piqua
Plaza brought the dilapidated Fort Piqua Hotel to life and now
houses the Piqua Public Library, Winans Fine Chocolates and
Coffees and the a magnificent banquet and conference facility,
where the gala will be held. The Fort Piqua Plaza restoration
project was financed by a variety of tax credits, grants, city
resources and private contributions from many Piqua families.
The funds generated by this Gala event will be used to endow a
fund in the Piqua Community Foundation that will ensure the
community's investment is preserved for many years to come.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
was founded in 1933 and is a regional orchestra with 83
contracted musicians, many of which are teachers in area high
schools, colleges and universities. Artistic Director Neal
Gittleman has been with the Orchestra since 1995 and is known
for his unique programming and easy-going style with combines to
make the symphonic music readily available as well as
appreciated by all musical tastes.
This is the first time the Dayton
Philharmonic will be performing at the Fort Piqua Plaza and
their one hour performance will be just part of a very special
evening which will include heavy hors de oeuvres, desserts and a
cash bar. Tickets are $125 per person.
Those wishing to purchase tickets
for the Gala are asked to contact Ruth Koon at 937-778-1288 or Mainstreet
Piqua at 937-773-9355.