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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
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
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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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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Ticket Prices from $20
Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students

CHABRIER España
SARASATE Caprice Basque featuring Concertmaster Jessica Hung
BIZET "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" from Carmen featuring Ms. López-Hernández 
BERNSTEIN "A Julia de Bourgos" from Songfest featuring Ms. López-Hernández 
MINKUS A Square in Barcelona, Seguedilla, and L'Espada and Coda from Don Quixote featuring Dayton Ballet 
RAVEL Boléro
BERNSTEIN Mambo from West Side Story  
DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo 
MASSENET Andalouse and Aragonaise from Le Cid featuring Dayton Ballet 
SIERRA Sonatina, Imaginary Creatures, and We've Got Rhythm from Let's Do a Symphony  
PONCE
 Estrellita featuring Ms. López-Hernández 
LARA Granada featuring Ms. López-Hernández 
JUAN RAMO II El Hermoso Danubio Azul 

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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Find Your Groove in the New Year with The Magic of Motown!

The Magic of Motown featuring the Motortown All-Stars
Dayton Philharmonic | Rockin' Orchestra

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Saturday, January 5, 2019

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


MOTORTOWN ALL-STARS guest ensemble 
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor WEBSITE
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

As the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and its musical Vistas flow into 2019, Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will host the Motortown All-Stars to celebrate 50 years of Motown music magic.

The Motortown All-Stars feature vocalists from the ranks of legendary Motown groups including The Capitols, The Miracles, and The Temptations. This performance will deliver the harmonies and the choreography that we’ve come to know and love as integral to these songs. The night will be filled with songs from throughout the Motown catalog, including those by The Miracles, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations. Originally the music of Motown was called the “sound of young America,” but it soon became the soundtrack of generations of Americans. These musical hooks are now part of all aspects of life, from movie soundtracks to commercials.

The DPO and the Motortown All-Stars will be performing some of the most popular songs in music history. This is a show all ages can enjoy, whether you’re 8 or 80!


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The DPO Welcomes Acclaimed Italian Flautist Andrea Griminelli to the Gem City

Griminelli: Flautista Italiano
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Masterworks Concert

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2019
8:00 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Special pricing available for seniors, military, educators, and students


ROSSINI
La Gazza Ladra Overture     
MOZART Flute Concerto No. 1 
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra     


ANDREA GRIMINELLI flute WEBSITE
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor WEBSITE
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


Netherlands 1777:  Wealthy surgeon and amateur flutist Ferdinand De Jean engages 21-year-old composer W. A. Mozart to write a range of flute music for his own diversion. While Mozart reportedly was no great fan of the flute, he did enjoy the idea of 200 gulden in his pocket.

Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, completed as part of the commission, finds the composer in a very breezy, lighthearted mood. But don't be fooled; this is truly one of the major works for flute and orchestra. It is sure to shine brightly under the loving care of our guest soloist, the masterful Andrea Griminelli. He is preceded by an impressive résumé. His sensitive interpretations and astonishing technique have earned accolades and awards from every corner of the musical world, including the Grammy, the Prix de Paris and even an Italian Knighthood. Mr. Griminelli has performed at La Scala and Carnegie Hall and with such luminaries as Carl-Maria Giulini, Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington, and Luciano Pavarotti. If this combination of composition and virtuoso doesn't put a smile on your face, nothing will!

First, though, the program begins with a spotlight on a little black-and-white bird, the subject of so many myths and stories, and—in the case of La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)—the star of its own opera, written by the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. The opera's popular overture opens the program.

After intermission, it's the orchestra's turn to really shine. Many fine European composers found themselves immigrating to the U.S. during World War II. Hungarian-born Béla Bartók and his wife arrived in New York in 1940. Beset by precarious finances and homesickness, he never felt fully home in his new country. His body failing from the onset of leukemia, he nonetheless produced a final set of masterpieces—including the brilliant Concerto for Orchestra.


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Vistas From All Angles as the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Collaborates with Cirque Musica

Cirque Musica: Crescendo
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | SuperPops Concert

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, January 25, 2019
8:00 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019

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

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor WEBSITE

DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Cirque Musica’s Crescendo is a symphonic theatrical production combining a stirring musical performance from the DPO with the physical feats of international cirque artists. Cirque Musica has traveled the world blending the majesty of two wonderful artistic traditions: cirque artistry and symphonic music. These renowned physical artists interpret the music as no one else can. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as cirque performers and music soar through the Schuster atmosphere. It will be a feast for both your eyes and your ears!

Join the DPO for the night when the circus comes to town . . . and sets up the tent inside the Schuster!

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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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