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Works by Beethoven, Mussorgsky, Liszt, Rossini, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bernstein, Bruch, Shostakovich, Mahler 

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

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

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

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

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Bruch and Mussorgsky, Bernstein and Brahms, Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty, Sgt. Pepper's Classical Connections Edition, Mahler Symphony No. 1 

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


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


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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.


The Successful 2017-2018 Edge Series Wraps Up with an Intimate Performance at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Series Sponsored by the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts


Thursday, June 28, 7:30 pm 
Westminster Presbyterian Church
125 N. Wilkinson St, Dayton, OH 45402 
Dona Nouné, violin | Joshua Nemith, piano 

SCHNITTKE Suite in the Old Style | WILLIAMS Schindler's List | SHOSTAKOVICH Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Orchestra | MORRICONE "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission | MORRICONE Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso | GARDEL Tango "Por una Cabeza" from Scent of a Woman | LIGETI Musica ricerata: Mesto, rigido e cerimonale for Solo Piano from Eyes Wide Shut | GOLDSMITH Theme from Papillon 

Dona Nouné, violin, is one of our international musicians. She was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, and has lived in England, Canada, and Germany, where she started her musical career. Her father was Lebanese (a violinist, naturally) and her mother was American (a cellist). Dona is fluent in Arabic, English and German, has a good grasp of French, and teaches all three at the Berlitz School in Cincinnati. She studied at USC (Los Angeles), Royal Academy of Music (London, England), Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Music, 1987) and Northwestern University (Master of Music, 1989). Dona has been a member of the DPO First Violin section since 2001, was a member of the Nurnberger Symphoniker, Germany (1989–1996), and has performed as a substitute with both the Rochester Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the latter under director Claudio Abbado. She continues to teach privately as well as participating in DPO’s education programs, teaching second-grade classes. Dona also taught earlier in her career, both in Germany and England.

Joshua S. Nemith, piano, has performed throughout the US and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral keyboardist. Dr. Nemith earned the Principal Keyboard position of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in May of 2007. He holds the same position with the IRIS Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee, under the direction of conductor Michael Stern. He completed his doctorate in piano performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in June of 2004. Dr. Nemith has recorded new chamber and orchestral works with many groups, including the CCM Wind Symphony, New World Symphony, IRIS Orchestra, and the Dayton Philharmonic. Dr. Nemith performs regularly at professional venues in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas and has been the accompanist/organist at St. John’s Westminster Union Church in Cincinnati since 2002. In addition to his performance activities, Dr. Nemith has made music education an important part of his career. He has held several teaching appointments at UC-CCM where he has been an adjunct instructor in the Composition, Theory, and Musicology Division and the Keyboard Studies Division in recent years. He also maintains a private teaching studio at the Slater Music Academy in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky.


The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band Is Honored to Be Part of the Largest Community Celebration in Miamisburg History!

Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band
Patrick Reynolds, conductor

Miamisburg Bicentennial Closing Day Celebration
8:00 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018
(Festivities start at 11:00 am Downtown Central Avenue)


Miamisburg Bicentennial Concert 2018 Program
SMITH/KEY "The Star Spangled Banner" | WILLIAMS "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" | SOUSA "George Washington Bicentennial March" | GERSHWIN Selections from Porgy and Bess | WEBBER Selections from Phantom of the Opera | DEEMER Age of Valhall | WILLIAMS "The Raiders March" | FORD "Happy Birthday Around the World" | FILLMORE "His Honor March" | BOYSEN "Kirkpatrick Fanfare" | BATES/DRAGON "America the Beautiful" | STEFFE/HOWE/WILHOUSKY "Battle Hymn of the Republic" | TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture | SOUSA "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Miamisburg is steeped in a rich history, and this tight-knit community will celebrate its 200th birthday this month with a full week of Bicentennial events running day and evening from June 16–23 at Riverfront Park and other locations around the “Star City.”

The weeklong celebration culminates on Saturday, June 23 with a full day of activities, including a parade at 11:00 am, the sealing of the Time Capsule at 3:30 pm, and the closing ceremony beginning at 7:00 pm, with a special performance of the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band at 8:00 pm, followed by a grand display of fireworks worthy of a 200th birthday celebration.

The Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band will be conducted by Patrick Reynolds, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Associate Conductor and extremely proud resident of Miamisburg for the past 20 years. Maestro Reynolds is thrilled to take the podium to celebrate this milestone for his beloved town!

The concert kicks off with John Williams’ "Olympic Fanfare and Theme," worthy of such an occasion, and includes medleys from Phantom of the Opera and Gershwin’s delightful Porgy and Bess. Throughout the concert, the DPO Concert Band will welcome two Miamisburg stars to guest conduct: Miamisburg High School Band Director Steve Aylward and, of course, Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church. The evening closes with two audience favorites: Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, featuring the cannons of the 5th Ohio Light Artillery Unit, and Sousa’s rousing “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” just in time for the glorious fireworks display!

Join us for a beautiful summer Saturday evening under the stars to help Miamisburg ring in the next 200 years!


Opera, Philharmonic, and Ballet Come Together to Present a Fresh Vision of Beethoven's Sublime Art

Beethoven's Ninth: Season Opening Spectacular
Signature Event

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

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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
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. Originally conceived as the opener of a musical suite written for a theatrical presentation of Goethe’s play, the overture will serve much the same purpose here, as a portent of the drama to follow. 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.

Our three Artistic Directors invite you to join us for this magnificent demonstration of the power of three art forms under one roof and the continuing development of what has almost become an entirely new art form.

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