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MASTERWORKS
Works by Rossini, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bernstein, Bruch, Shostakovich, Mahler 

BALLET
The Nutcracker, Repertory Program: Perspectives, Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Briar Rose 

OPERA
Rigoletto, The Pirates of Penzance, Star Recital, Salome
 

SUPERPOPS
Cirque Musica: Crescendo, Celtic Spirit with Eileen Ivers, Best of John Williams II, Hello Louis! with Byron Stripling
 

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

SUNDAE CLASSICS
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Sgt. Pepper's Classical Connections Edition, Mahler Symphony No. 1 
 

RECITAL SERIES

String Quartet Gems, Star Recital, Concertmaster's Choice, Wildcard

 
FAMILY

Nutcracker Matinee, The Pirates of Penzance, Bach to the Future

 
SIGNATURE EVENTS
SPECIAL EVENTS

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 Musicians Join Your Philharmonic to Celebrate One of the Most Historic Events in Rock and Roll History

The Last Waltz 
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Rockin' Orchestra Series 

SCHUSTER CENTER 
8:00 pm Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Tickets from $30
Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students

OVER 30 LOCAL ARTISTS INCLUDING: 

CORE BAND  
PATRICK HIMES, guitar | RICH REUTER, guitar | PHILLIP CAVINESS, bass | JIMMY ROGERS, organ | TREY STONE, piano | STEVE PHELPS, drums

HORN SECTION
KEVIN COURT, saxophone | ERIC KNORR, trumpet | MIKE DEPEW, trumpet | JEFF FOSTER, saxophone | DAN HERFORD, saxophone | GARY KING, trombone | TIM OLT, tuba

GUEST PERFORMERS
BRIAN BAUMGARDNER, acoustic guitar | PAIGE BELLER, vocalist | KHRYS BLANK, vocalist | MATT BYANSKI, vocalist | HAROLD HENSLEY, vocalist | BRIAN HOEFLICH, vocalist | SHARON LANE, vocalist; piano | JOHN LARDINOIS, violin | STEVE MAKOFKA, accordion | KRISTEN MCNABB, violin | MAX NUNERY, vocalist; guitar | DAVID PAYNE, vocalist | BRIAN SPIRK, mandolin | CHARLIE TIPTON, vocalist | TOD WEIDNER, vocalist; guitar | GARY WILLIAMS, vocalist

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

During this season of Vistas, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to bring The Last Waltz to the Schuster. Maestro Neal Gittleman, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and thirty local musicians will re-create the music of that legendary night, bringing alive the spirit of the original concert.

The Last Waltz was the final live performance by The Band. On November 25, 1976, the musical group set out to say farewell to their audience, and they invited various guests to join them in doing so. (The concert was also filmed by Martin Scorsese.)

The Band and their guests—who included Dr. John, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Neil Diamond, Van Morrison, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, and Bob Dylan—played a set list featuring Band standards, such as “The Weight,” “Evangeline,” “I Shall Be Released, “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Shape I’m In,” and “Who Do You Love?” The legacy of that night has only gained traction in the years since. That is why, decades later in Dayton, Ohio, an annual tradition has blossomed.

Now, during the week of Thanksgiving, local musicians gather together to jam and revive the magic of The Last Waltz!


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DPO, Holiday Pops Community Chorus, Kettering Children's Choir and Sinclair Hand Bell Choir Come Together for a Joyous SuperPops Holiday

Hometown Holiday  
Dayton Philharmonic | SuperPops Series  

SCHUSTER CENTER 
8:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018  
8:00 pm Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Tickets from $24
Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students 

FELITA LA ROCK vocalist
KETTERING CHILDREN'S CHOIR - Mark Jauss, director
ELEVENTH HOUR - Brody McDonald, director
SINCLAIR HAND BELL CHOIR - Margaret Dill, director
HOLIDAY POPS COMMUNITY CHORUS

PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

In December 2018, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance continues its biennial Hometown Holiday event, ringing in the season with music both sacred and celebratory.

PROGRAM

On Christmas Day (Steven Amundson)         
Dawn: Redeeming, Radiant (Matthew Peterson)
Alleluia, Alleluia! (Amy F. Bernon)
What Sweeter Music (John Rutter)
Sleigh Ride  (Leroy Anderson, arr. Brymer)
See the World through Children’s Eyes (John Carter) 
Little Girl Blue (Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, arr. Gittleman)
Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley, arr. Brian Sharpe)           
All I Want for Christmas is You (Mariah Carey, arr. Alex Phan)  
Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck)  
O Come All Ye Faithful  (Traditional, arr. Dan Forrest)
We Need a Little Christmas (Jerry Herman)
I Saw Three Ships  (Traditional, arr. John Behnke)     
Farandole (Georges Bizet, arr. Kevin McChesney)
Hark! Christmas Bells (Traditional, arr. John Behnke)          
Noël (Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, orch. Nitz)
Angels in the Snow (Tracy Rush)   
A Merry Christmas Sing-along! (arr. Robert Wendel)    

It's that time again. Temperatures dropping, colorful lights on neighbors’ houses twinkling, cookies baking, and mall Santas gathering children’s lists. It’ll be time for a Wonderland Walk in the Wintergarten to admire the Rike’s Christmas window displays. And it’ll be time for Miami Valley musicians to congregate on the Schuster stage and share the music of the season. And this time of year and this music is only made more special as it is performed by well-loved, local musicians who know the special type of holiday that we celebrate here in Ohio . . . with snow, hometown blessings, and a lot of joy.

Make an evening with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra part of your holiday season!


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Join Us On December 14 for a Free Holiday Concert Featuring Festive Brass Favorites

Bach's Lunch   
Dayton Philharmonic Carillon Brass | Free Event   

THE LOFT THEATRE  
Friday, December 14, 2018   
10:00 am and Noon

 

There are no tickets required and seating is strictly first-come, first-served.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is pleased to present this free holiday favorite. Bach's Lunch features traditional holiday favorites as well as other music for brass instruments, presented in a lighthearted, audience-friendly format.

The Carillon Brass comprises five top musicians from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra: Charles Pagnard, Principal Trumpet; Alan Siebert, Second Trumpet; Aaron Brant, Principal Horn; Tim Anderson, Principal Trombone; and Tim Northcut, Principal Tuba.

This pair of performances, called Bach's Lunch, started as part of an adult concert series created for downtown dwellers and employees. The audience has grown and continues to draw people of all ages within the city limits and from the outlying suburbs.

Our donors Boston Stoker and The Whitney Fund will provide complimentary coffee and doughnuts at the 10:00 am concert. David Boston will make box lunches available for purchase at the noon performance.

Concert Sponsor: The Richard A. and Mary T. Whitney Fund for the Arts


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Dayton Ballet Celebrates the Season with Everyone's Favorite Holiday Tradition, The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Dayton Ballet

SCHUSTER CENTER
7:30 pm Friday, December 14, 2018
2:30 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018
7:30 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018
2:30 pm Sunday, December 16, 2018
7:30 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018
2:30 pm Friday, December 21, 2018
7:30 pm Friday, December 21, 2018
2:30 pm Saturday, December 22, 2018
7:30 pm Saturday, December 22, 2018
2:30 pm Sunday, December 23, 2018

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Ticket prices from $18
Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students

Post-performance Q&A with dancers at the front of the theater  

In the Wintergarden for all performances: Rike's Elf Windows, Nutcracker Boutique, and Graeter's Sweet Shoppe

Sugar Plum Tea: Sunday, December 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by Dayton Ballet Barre  
Dayton Woman's Club, 225 N. Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402  
Tickets: $20 for children and adults  
Snacks and hot beverages provided, as well as a few surprises!  
 
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY composer
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition . . . Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker.

Join little Clara in her dreamland adventures as she takes a magical trip to the Land of Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier.

Dayton Ballet's The Nutcracker comprises an enormous cast, including the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the local Dayton area!

The outstanding cast has the pleasure of dancing to live music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, giving Tchaikovsky's classic score the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it requires. The elegance, grace and sheer athleticism of Dayton Ballet's core ensemble and star dancers bring the drama to colorful life.

Before the performances and during intermissions, the Schuster Center Wintergarden bustles with the excitement. Find the perfect holiday gift at the Dayton Ballet Boutique, peer into the famous whimsical Rike's window boxes, or treat yourself with candy and ice cream at the Graeter’s Sweet Shoppe.

With ten performances so close to the Christmas holiday, The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with family and guests!
 


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Dayton Ballet Is Pleased to Present a Sensory Friendly Afternoon at The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker - Sensory Friendly Presentation
Dayton Ballet

SCHUSTER CENTER
2:00 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Dayton Ballet invites you and your family to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performing arts tradition . . . Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker. Join little Clara in her dreamland adventures as she takes a magical trip to the Land of Sweets with the Sugarplum Fairy and her dashing Cavalier.

This production is specifically designed for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing diagnoses, and other special needs. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free, relaxed theater environment in which all patrons can feel free to vocalize or move around if needed. 


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DPO, Chamber Choir & Vocalists Fill Westminster Prebysterian Church with the Beautiful Sound of Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah
Dayton Philharmonic | Special Event

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
7:00 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 

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MARISA KARCHIN soprano WEBSITE 
COURTNEY ELVIRA mezzo-soprano WEBSITE 
JACOB RYAN WRIGHT tenor WEBSITE 
MICHAEL COLMAN bass-baritone WEBSITE 

NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director, conductor WEBSITE 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR
HANK DAHLMAN director WEBSITE  

Although Handel's Messiah speaks directly to the gospel message of the passion and resurrection celebrated at Easter, this angelic piece has become a holiday tradition at Christmastime as well. With no distinguishable characters, the drama relies entirely on the communication of the story of Christ in words, as well as in the powerful, emotionally stirring, and at times heartbreakingly beautiful music of a composer for whom the oratorio proved a personal salvation. Join the Dayton Philharmonic in December for this glorious choral masterpiece at the gorgeous Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Dayton.


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Come 'Fill Up Your Senses' this Holiday Season as Jim Curry Pays Tribute to a Legendary American Singer-Songwriter

John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas 
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Special Event
SCHUSTER CENTER 
8:00 pm Saturday, December 29, 2018

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JIM CURRY guest artist
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Jim Curry began his music career writing and performing the opening song, “The Time of Your Life” for his senior play. The song was then voted to be the 1975 class song and Jim was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even at this early stage in his life, Curry’s natural voice resembled that of singer/songwriter John Denver. Embracing the similarities, Jim continued to sing and specialize in the songs of John Denver, sharing John’s positive messages of love, humanity and environmental awareness.

The untimely death of John Denver’s in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John’s ardent fans demanding that his music survive. CBS television responded by producing a made for TV movie: “Take Me Home, the John Denver Story” in which Curry landed an off-camera role singing as the voice of John Denver. This experience inspired Curry to produce full–length John Denver tribute concerts.

John Denver grew rapidly into a mega celebrity when the world was looking for some hope in the late 60’s and his lyrics in songs like, “Take me Home Country Roads” gave America a new lift abroad as well as at home. People all over the world found pride in the natural wonders of the earth and love for John’s message of caring for our planet and each other. Curry delivers these songs in the same spirit, with the same heartfelt care and desire to make a difference. Curry’s heartfelt delivery rolls out into the crowd as multi-platinum hits like “Rocky Mountain High,” “Annie’s Song” and “Calypso” fill the room.

This holiday season, gather together family and friends and join Jim Curry and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for unforgettable Rocky Mountain Christmas that will truly fill up your senses!

 


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It's a Fiesta! Celebrate by Ringing in the New Year with Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic!

New Year's Eve: Fiesta!
A DPAA SIGNATURE EVENT

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Monday, December 31, 2018

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CHABRIER España
BERNSTEIN Mambo from West Side Story 
SARASATE Caprice Basque featuring Concertmaster Jessica Hung
RAVEL Boléro
COPLAND El Salón México
DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo 
SIERRA Let's Do a Symphony (Sonatina, Imaginary Creatures, We've Got Rhythm)
GINASTERA Estancia: Malambo
J. STRAUSS II Blue Danube Waltzes
J. STRAUSS I "Radetsky March"
TRADITIONAL "Auld Lang Syne"

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
ZULIMAR LÓPEZ-HERNÁNDEZ soprano 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA  
DAYTON BALLET DANCERS  


The DPAA’s New Year’s Eve celebration will be a feast for the senses. Prior to the concert, tasty appetizers and sweets will be available for purchase in the Wintergarden, and during intermission the audience can toast one another with flutes of champagne. The performance itself will feature all three facets of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance—dancers from Dayton Ballet, vocalists from Dayton Opera, and the instrumentalists of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. And, as always, a splash of color ends the evening with a balloon drop at the finale.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve a bit early, with the festivities running from 8 pm to 10 pm. Afterward, you’ll still have time for another party or to head home in time to watch the ball drop.

This event has become a Miami Valley favorite . . . reserve your seats early!

Neal Gittleman | Artistic Director and Conductor | Dayton Philharmonic
Thomas Bankston | Artistic Director | Dayton Opera
Karen Russo Burke | Artistic Director | Dayton Ballet


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Sensory Friendly Performance 
The Nutcracker
Thursday, December 20,  2018
2:00 p.m.
Schuster Center

              
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Free Events: 

Bach's Lunch
Holiday Concert with Carillon Brass
Friday, December 14,  2018
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon
The Loft Theatre

              


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