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MASTERWORKS
9 or 6 Package
Works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Liszt, Rossini, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bernstein, Bruch, Shostakovich, Mahler 

BALLET
5 Package
Season Opening Spectacular, Dracula: Bloodlines, The Nutcracker, Perspectives, Sleeping Beauty 

OPERA
5 Package
Season Opening Spectacular, Rigoletto, The Pirates of Penzance, Star Recital, Salome
 

SUPERPOPS
6 Package
Hits of Lerner & Loewe, Hometown Holiday, Cirque Musica: Crescendo, Celtic Spirit with Eileen Ivers, Best of John Williams II, Hello Louis! with Byron Stripling
 

ROCKIN’ ORCHESTRA
6 Package
Jefferson Starship, The Last Waltz, The Magic of Motown, A Salute to The Eagles, Top Twenty Rock Hits, Sgt. Pepper's Complete
 

SUNDAE CLASSICS
(Formerly Classical Connections)
5 Package
Bruch and Mussorgsky, Bernstein and Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Sgt. Pepper's Classical Connections Edition, Mahler Symphony No. 1 
 

RECITAL SERIES
(formerly Chamber)
4 Package
String Quartet Gems, Star Recital, Concertmaster's Choice, Wildcard

 
FAMILY

4 Package
PhilharMonster, Nutcracker Matinee, The Pirates of Penzance, Bach to the Future

 
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Season Opening Spectacular, Dracula: Bloodlines, Handel's Messiah, John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas, New Year's Eve: Fiesta, Sgt. Pepper's: The Classical Connections Edition, DCDC 50th Anniversary, Video Games Live

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Dayton Ballet The company explores new horizons in dance with a striking interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the first production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty ever in the Schuster Center with orchestra.

The acclaimed Dracula: Bloodlines returns in October and The Nutcracker for the holidays. February brings a varied collection of bold works together for the program Perspectives.


Dayton Opera
The Season Opening Spectacular, produced as a stunning collaboration with the Ballet and Philharmonic, presents Beethoven in a bold, groundbreaking style to open the 2018–2019 Season of Vistas.

Fully staged productions of Verdi’s heart-wrenching drama Rigoletto and Gilbert and Sullivan’s rollicking comedy The Pirates of Penzance follow in November and March. Next is our Star Recital with singer Ryan Speedo Green, whose rise from tenements to the Met stage is amazing and uplifting. A semistaged Strauss’s Salome then brings the opera season to a thunderous close in May.


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Classical music is presented in a panorama of options, all sure to delight both novice and expert. Masterworks—the DPO’s flagship series—brings dynamic soloists and major classical compositions to the fore. Sensational works for piano, violin, flute and bassoon are performed by artists both long established and on the ascent.

The Sundae Classics series is a new evolution of Classical Connections with five Sunday afternoon performances that echo their Masterworks counterparts.

The Chamber series has evolved into the Recital Series, including two chamber concerts at the Dayton Art Institute, the Opera vocalist recital and a Wildcard!

This season, the Family Series includes the family favorite PhilharMonster, plus matinee performances of both The Nutcracker and The Pirates of Penzance.

SuperPops continues to excel as a series of unparalleled popular music experiences, and Rockin’ Orchestra brings a powerful orchestral dimension to rock ’n’ roll classics.


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All Three Alliance Art Forms Come Together to Present a Fresh Vision of Beethoven's Sublime Art

Beethoven's Ninth: Season Opening Spectacular
Signature Event

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Saturday, September 15, 2018
3:00 pm Sunday, September 16, 2018

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WORKS BY LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
"Ah! perfido"
Christ on the Mount of Olives Hallelujah Chorus
(intermission)
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, opus 125


DAYTON OPERA | THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director, event producing director  
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC | NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director, conductor
DAYTON BALLET | KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director, choreographer
DAYTON OPERA CHORUS | JEFFREY POWELL chorus master
DPO CHORUS | HANK DAHLMAN director

What better way to launch the 2018–2019 Vistas Season than with a program celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental contribution to the art of music?

Here you will experience multiple expressions of the great master’s genius: overture, song, and chorus, climaxing with a unique setting of his landmark Symphony No. 9 in D minor, a work that many regard as the very apotheosis of Western music. The Alliance is uniquely suited to present a program of expanded scope and concept that draws from the advantages of all three art forms. 

The program opens with one of Beethoven’s most dramatic overtures, Egmont. Next, a top opera soprano joins the Orchestra for the central role in the heart-wrenching “Ah! perfido” (“Ah! deceiver”), a concert aria that lays our heroine’s emotions bare as she implores her lover not to depart forever. The first half then concludes with a powerful choral work: the finale from Beethoven’s oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives. The text captures the thoughts of the Messiah in the garden of Gethsemane as he makes peace with his impending crucifixion.

If you were in the audience for last year’s Season Opening Spectacular, Verdi’s Requiem, you have some sense of what to expect next. This is Beethoven's Ninth as you’ve never seen or heard it. Innovative stagecraft, dance, chorus, and soloists who convey deep emotion as opera performers all come together for an explosion of impressions, sounds, motion and sight, impelling Beethoven’s vision to a new sphere. Join us for this dramatic arts season kickoff.


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Pictures at an Exhibition: Just One of the Otherworldly, Romantic, Exotic Works to Open the Masterworks Season

Pictures at an Exhibition
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Masterworks Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, September 28, 2018 
8:00 pm Saturday, September 29, 2018
Take Note pre-concert talk at 7:00

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DEBUSSY-MOLINARI
L'isle joyeuse
BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition


YEVGENY KUTIK violin
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor

Rich with romance and orchestral color, this program illustrates the power of music to create elaborate visions in the mind and deep feelings in the heart. Two of the works on this program started as solo piano pieces.

The first example is Debussy's piano piece L’isle joyeuse (The Joyful Island), which was initially inspired by Antoine Watteau's painting L’Embarquement de Cythère, depicting a group of revelers as they depart for the mythical island of Cythera, birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love. The music also came to symbolize the Channel Island of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, where Debussy escaped with Emma Bardac, who became his second wife. 

Soloist Yevgeny Kutik joins the Orchestra next for a veritable musical declaration of the romantic soul: Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. The pinnacle of his composing career, Bruch's concerto is a marvel of craft employing great clarity of design, romantic sonority, and graceful melody. The result is a piece of music that cannot fail to move the heart.

The death of Russian architect and painter Viktor Hartmann in 1874 triggered a chain of events that led to the creation of one of the most beloved compositions in the whole of classical literature, Pictures at an Exhibition. Composer Modest Mussorgsky and Hartmann were dear friends, and the composer's grief led him and his associate, Vladimir Stasoff, to mount a memorial exhibition of Hartmann's work. This energized Mussorgsky, who fell to work feverishly creating a piano suite depicting the paintings. The flow of the musical narrative follows a walk through a gallery as we "see" an exhibition of ten paintings. The paintings are interspersed here and there with a "promenade" theme that moves us along.

Our story then turns to Boston in 1922 and its accomplished Orchestra. Its maestro, Serge Koussevitzky, commissioned the famous French composer Maurice Ravel to orchestrate Mussorgsky's piano suite. It was a perfect match; Mussorgsky provided the impetus, and Ravel's agile mind and keen orchestral knowledge brought an explosion of color, contrast and dramatic dynamics to the picture.


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"An old-fashioned rhapsodic style, which was magnified by his rich, sweet tone." - New York Times

Bruch and Mussorgsky
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Sundae Classics

SCHUSTER CENTER
3:00 pm Sunday, September 30, 2018
Graeter's Ice Cream Social and Q&A follows concert

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BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

YEVGENY KUTIK violin
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor

The afternoon opens with a veritable musical declaration of the romantic soul: Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1. The pinnacle of his composing career, Bruch's concerto is a marvel of craft employing great clarity of design, romantic sonority, and graceful melody. The result is a piece of music that cannot fail to move the heart.

Soloist Yevgeny Kutik joins the Dayton Philharmonic for this beautiful work. Hailed for his dazzling command of the violin and its repertoire, as well as a communicative immediacy that harkens back to the legendary Romantic masters, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik has become a highly sought-after artist on the concert stage worldwide. The New York Times, among others, have sung Kutik's praises.

Maestro Gittleman and the DPO then turn to Mussorgsky's heartfelt Pictures at an Exhibition. The death of Russian architect and painter Viktor Hartmann in 1874 triggered a chain of events that led to the creation of this masterpiece, one of the most beloved compositions in the whole of classical literature. Composer Modest Mussorgsky and Hartmann were dear friends, and the composer's grief led him and another associate, Vladimir Stasoff, to mount a memorial exhibition of Hartmann's work. This energized Mussorgsky, who fell to work feverishly creating a piano suite depicting the paintings and honoring his departed friend. The flow of the musical narrative follows a walk through a gallery as we "see" an exhibition of ten paintings. The paintings are interspersed here and there with a "promenade" theme that moves us along.

Our story then turns to Boston in 1922 and its accomplished Orchestra. Its maestro, Serge Koussevitzky, commissioned the famous French composer Maurice Ravel to orchestrate Mussorgsky's piano suite (we will hear more about Koussevitzky later for the January Masterworks).  It was a perfect match; Mussorgsky provided the impetus, and Ravel's agile mind and keen orchestral knowledge brought an explosion of color, contrast and dramatic dynamics to the picture.  

The afternoon concludes with a casual Q&A in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, along with an Ice Cream Social with a free scoop of Graeter's.

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