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Four Fabulous Ballets by Female Choreographers Burst Onto the Victoria Theatre Stage

The Female Factor
Dayton Ballet

VICTORIA THEATRE
7:30 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017 ~ Pizza Prelude at 7:00
8:00 pm Friday, March 31, 2017 
8:00 pm Saturday, April 1, 2017 
3:00 pm Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pre-performance talk with Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke
45 minutes prior to each performance

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P $72  |  A $72  |  B $54  |  C $38  |  D $21

GINA PATTERSON choreographer – You Are Here
JESSICA LANG choreographer – From Foreign Lands and People
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer – World Premiere ballet
SUSANNE PAYNE choreographer – Dreams of Flight

Since the beginning of time, when the natural movement of body to music evolved into its own art form, women have shaped the face of dance in the most sensuous and exhilarating of ways. Now, Dayton Ballet honors women of dance  with a program that shines a spotlight on the work of four innovative female choreographers.

The program opens with You Are Here, by internationally acclaimed Gina Patterson. This engaging work is an emotional ballet that works to convey the pulling sense of loss and human determination. Cincinnati.com says of the 2013 premiere and its choreographer “…forceful and swirling, it is as if she has somehow harnessed breath itself; gasping, panting, sighing. It is an endless series of surprises.”  

Since 1999, choreographer Jessica Lang has gained worldwide fame working with ballet companies across the nation. Six years ago she established her own ballet company in New York City which has quickly become one of the most exciting companies on today’s dance scene. Dayton Ballet brings her exciting work entitled From Foreign Lands and People to our stage.

Dayton Ballet is known internationally as "The Company of Premieres," and in keeping with this title, Dayton Ballet Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke premieres a brand-new all-female ballet, choreographed with each dancer’s individual strengths in mind.

The program closes with a work created by Dayton area native Susanne Payne called Dreams of Flight, which received its world premiere with Dayton Ballet in 2014. She is a graduate of Wright State University and winner of Dayton Ballet's 2009 "New Music for New Dance" competition. 


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From Star Wars to Jurassic Park, Harry Potter to Private Ryan, John Williams Has Defined Movie Music for a Generation

The Best of John Williams
Dayton Philharmonic | SuperPops Series

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SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2017 
8:00 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017
Box Office (888) 228-3630
$84  |  $67  |  $59  |  $44  |  $34 

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HOBART ARENA
3:00 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017
Box Office (937) 339-2911
$50  |  $35  |  $25  |  $12.50

 

PROGRAM
"March" from 1941 
"Theme" and "Remembrances" from Schindler's List
"Harry's Wondrous World" from Harry Potter
"Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan 
"Adventures on Earth" from E.T. 
"Main Title" from Jurassic Park
Theme from Lost in Space 
Star Wars: "Main Title" and "Princess Leia's Theme"
Episode IV, A New Hope 
Star Wars: "Jedi Steps" and "Finale"
Episode VII, The Force Awakens 

NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
JESSICA HUNG violin | LLOYD BRYANT narrator
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

What could the films Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saving Private Ryan, the Harry Potter series, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List possibly have in common? You guessed it, their musical scores were all composed by the prolific John Williams. This April, the Dayton Philharmonic has planned a special evening of music celebrating Williams’ work.

From 1980 to 1993, John Williams was principal conductor for the Boston Pops. However, he is probably best known for his work as a composer having written some of the most popular and most recognizable movie scores, winning 5 Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, 2 Emmys, and 5 BAFTA awards.

Come join the Dayton Philharmonic for adventure, magic, thrills, and drama . . . brought to you through the music of John Williams!


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Get Ready for a Blazing Rush of Musical Color When the DPO Brass and Percussion Sections Take the Stage

Fantastic Brass
Dayton Philharmonic | Chamber Series

DAYTON ART INSTITUTE ~ RENAISSANCE AUDITORIUM
3:00 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017
Take Note pre-performance talk at 2:30 pm with WDPR's Larry Coressel

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Adult $22  |  Senior $20  |  Student $14  

GABRIELI Canzon per Sonar in Echo Duodecimi Toni
DiLORENZO Gossamer
GLASS Piano Étude No. 2
MAHLER Urlicht
KOPETZKI Drums Ahead
TCHAIKOVSKY Romance in F minor, Op. 5
GRAINGER A Lincolnshire Posy

DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS  
ELIZABETH FREY mezzo-soprano
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor

The tradition of brass chamber music harkens back to Mozart’s time. The Salzburg master created many works for ensembles of this kind for military purposes as well as celebrations for the Royal court.

The influence of the music of Turkish Janissaries added percussion such as bass drum, cymbals, and triangle, lending an exotic tang and creating a wider sonic spectrum.

Later in the 19th century the brass band grew in popularity in England, playing a central role in military and ceremonial settings.

In America, the evolution of the modern wind ensemble promoted the creation of many new works for the brass ensemble, moving away from opera and other genres.

For this chamber music program, Dayton Philharmonic brass and percussion players celebrate the history and glorious sound of brass in an engaging cross-sample of this great repertory.


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THE FEMALE FACTOR
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