Czech Symphony Records CU Faculty Member's Composition

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

Cedarville, Ohio—The Czech Radio Symphony recently recorded Dr. Steven Winteregg’s “Fanfare for a City” in Prague. This recording will be included in the CD Masterworks of the New Era, distributed worldwide by ERM Media.
Winteregg, who is chair of the department of music and art at Cedarville University, was commissioned to compose “Fanfare for a City” by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in commemoration of the 1996 Bicentennial of the City of Dayton. The work was premiered by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra on December 31, 1995, with Neal Gittleman conducting. In the form of a concert fanfare, the composition was meant to capture the energy of a city known for its industry and innovation.

“When I received notification through the mail that ‘Fanfare for a City’ was selected for inclusion in Masterworks of the New Era, I felt both extremely excited and honored, especially in light of the number of submissions,” said Winteregg. “When I found out that the Czech Radio Symphony was going to record my piece, I was even more thrilled because I had worked with the Czech Radio Symphony before. They play with such musicality and are one of my favorite orchestras.”

Winteregg, a prolific composer, has composed has composed four full-length ballets, including There Was a Time, which was premiered by the Dayton Ballet in April 2006. Winteregg’s compositions have been performed throughout the world and by orchestras such as the Cincinnati, Columbus, Delaware, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee Symphonies.

Winteregg is a lauded artist who holds degrees in music from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Wright State University, and The Ohio State University.