Our trio of Artistic Directors have put their talents together to create a performing arts season that promises to make history. Be there from the start!
The Dayton Ballet season beautifully contrasts classical and modern dance forms. Look for a brand new production of Nutcracker plus premier repertory performances. | Possibly the most exciting Dayton Opera season ever, the season kicks off with an impressive Signature Event and closes with the grandest of Grand Operas, Aida. | The Dayton Philharmonic schedule includes music genres as diverse as symphonic, chamber works, rock 'n roll with orchestra, Disney movie music, Broadway and more. | Choose performances from 8 Series, 3 Signature Events and 3 Special Events. | Review the offerings here or download the season brochure to take a look!
DAYTON PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Karen Russo-Burke, Dayton Ballet | Tom Bankston, Dayton Opera | Neal Gittleman, Dayton Philharmonic
June 14, 2013 | The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, the nation’s first merged ballet-opera-symphony orchestra, will partner with composer Stella Sung on an innovative residency that will begin in the summer of 2013 and unfold over the course of the next three seasons.
It will feature signature events integrating the three art forms, improve artistic quality, advance stature of art forms, and provide a national model of arts integration.
Dr. Sung will create new pieces, including a one-act opera, a chamber work for dance, and music for educational performances.
In addition, the work for dance offers a new opportunity for enhancement of ballet performances.
Dr. Sung will also become part of an educational program reaching over 50,000 students annually and will create works that integrate dance, vocal, and instrumental music. This uniquely long-term partnership offers a new and exciting way to advance these goals. | Music Alive
Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 | Sunday, September 22 at 3:00
Schuster Center with Pre-performance Festivities in the Wintergarden
The Dayton Ballet, Opera, and Philharmonic come together to present the 2013–2014 Season Opening Spectacular, featuring the works of three very different composers in three distinctly different formats.
Operatic in spirit with musical bursts reminiscent of Carmen, Anton Dvořák’s Carnival Overture opens the festivities. Then, using Goethe's Faust as a jumping-off point, Italian librettist/composer Arrigo Boito set out to shake up the Italian composing community with a work that would establish a unique style with respect to both musical depth and human rationale. Bass-baritone Mark Schnaible joins the Philharmonic and two choruses for this performance of the Prologue to Mefistofele.
Many of us are familiar with Leonard Bernstein's extensive oeuvre. This wide-ranging program features three pieces from Candide, "What a Movie" from the opera Trouble in Tahiti, Waltz from the orchestral work Divertimento, and a suite from West Side Story—featuring Dayton Ballet dancers and Dayton Opera vocalists. Be here for the signature performance of the new arts alliance.