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Works by Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Gershwin, Brahms, Smetana, RV Williams, Debussy, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more 

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Verdi’s Requiem, The Great Gatsby, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, 80th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee 

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Verdi’s Requiem Season Opening Spectacular, The Barber of Seville, Turandot, The Consul

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Doc Severinson, Jackie Evancho, Swinging’ Holiday, Fiedler’s Favorites, more

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The Music of Prince, Elton John, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, more

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Composer profiles of Harrison, Bernstein, RV Williams, Tchaikovsky 

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PhilharMonster, World of Wonder, Orchestra from Planet X, plus Wildcard

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Thursday, August 24: Free Talk at The Loft and a Get Together Afterwards at Uno's

Beer with the Maestro ~ Patrick Reynolds 
Dayton Opera Free Event
Please note: for those who attended the talk in June or July, this is the same presentation

METROPOLITAN ARTS CENTER, 3rd FLOOR

Free talk with musical examples, 5:30 pm, Thursday, August 24, 2017
UNO'S directly downstairs on Main Street, following the talk
Fellowship and Refreshments (Free appetizers)


 

This season, the Dayton Opera presents one of the most riveting operas ever written: Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul. This Pulitzer Prize–winning opera was first introduced on the Broadway stage in 1950 and is as relevant today as it was in the Cold War era.

The Dayton Opera is presenting this work as part of the University of Dayton’s Arts Immersion program. For the performance on Sunday, October 22, most of the Mead Theatre is dedicated to UD’s incoming 2017 freshman class. The Consul was specially chosen to highlight the University’s year-long humanities theme of Hospitality.

The opera dramatically depicts a society in which hospitality is nearly nonexistent. Through music, vivid characterization and clever stagecraft, it illustrates a pervading atmosphere of paranoia, distrust and fear.  

The Consul will be conducted this October by Maestro Patrick Reynolds. This Thursday he takes you through the psychological labyrinth of the libretto and illustrates the central themes with discussion and musical examples. The talk is free and starts at 5:30. We expect it to run approximately 45 minutes with a casual get-together at Uno’s right after. See you there! 


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Alliance Season Opener Features Opera, Ballet, Philharmonic and Double Chorus in a Stunning Interpretation of Verdi's Masterwork

Verdi's Requiem
Season Opening Spectacular

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Saturday, September 16, 2017
3:00 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017


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DANIELLE PASTIN soprano | AUDREY BABCOCK mezzo-soprano 
JOHN PICKLE tenor | NATHAN STARK bass 
THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director, event producing director 
NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director, conductor
KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director, choreographer 
DAYTON OPERA CHORUS, JEFFREY POWELL chorus master 
DPO CHORUS, HANK DAHLMAN director

The 2017–2018 season of The Great Ones opens with a thunderous roar when all the forces of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance combine for Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem! Verdi’s Messa da Requiem is the most theatrical requiem ever composed—a powerful musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass for four soloists, double choir and orchestra.

In this innovative dramatic realization, you’ll see four soloists, double chorus, orchestra, and dancers heighten the meaning and emotional impact of Verdi’s compelling masterpiece. Lighting and graphic projections will convey and intensify the composer’s theatrical elements as well. Get your arts season underway with this once-in-a-lifetime event.

IN LATIN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES 


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The Czech Master's Mighty Eighth Symphony Transports You Through Twilight to a Radiant Dawn

Dvořák's Eighth: Shadow and Light
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Masterworks Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 pm Saturday, September, 23, 2017

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BERNSTEIN Candide Overture     
HARRISON Piano Concerto  
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8  
  
KRISTOFER RUCINSKI piano 
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

This season we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. We'll kick off the Masterworks season with Bernstein’s Overture to Candide. It is a fitting opening 
both to the comic operetta (based on Voltaire’s Candide) and to the The Great Ones season.

Considered a member of the “West Coast Maverick school of composers,” Lou Harrison questioned or rebelled against many aspects of the Western musical tradition. The program features Harrison’s Piano Concerto, which was written for jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. Guest pianist Kristofer Rucinski is steeped in Harrison’s music. He will make this excellent music jump off the page. 

The evening concludes with Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, one of the most highly regarded orchestral works of the nationalistic era.


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Record salesman, florist, animal nurse, forestry firefighter . . . and composer!

Bold Pathfinder: Lou Harrison 
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Classical Connections Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
3:00 pm Sunday, September 24, 2017

Q&A and Graeter's Ice Cream Social directly following the concert

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HARRISON "Estampie" from Suite for Symphonic Strings 
HARRISON Piano Concerto 

KRISTOFER RUCINSKI guest pianist 
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor, presenter 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

American composer Lou Harrison is not as much of a household name as other composers, yet he should be. Considered a member of the “West Coast Maverick school of composers,” he questioned or rebelled against certain aspects of Western musical tradition in his compositions. Harrison worked to create new harmonies and tunings, giving his music an original, distinctive voice in American music.

Neal kicks off this program with “Estampie” from Suite for Symphonic Strings. Then, Maestro Gittleman gets into the heart of the matter with fascinating insight and explanation of Harrison’s Piano Concerto, along with musical excerpts to allow for greater understanding by the audience of Harrison's unique, stylistic work.  

On the second half of the program, the orchestra will perform the Piano Concerto in its entirety. Guest pianist Kristofer Rucinski is well versed in Harrison’s music. He’s a native of Ashland, Kentucky and currently graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 


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Mackenzie Green, Members of New Power Generation and DPO Come Together for an Explosive Tribute to The Purple One

The Music of Prince: A Rock and Symphonic Tribute 
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Rockin' Orchestra Series 

SCHUSTER CENTER 
8:00 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017

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MACKENZIE GREEN vocalist  
NISAN STEWART music director 
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor 
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

The 2017–2018 Rockin’ Orchestra series explodes onto the stage with an opening performance celebrating the indelible music made famous by the fabulous rock artist, Prince. 

Starting in 1979, Prince Rogers Nelson was a strong, innovative performer in the world of rock and roll. He made his own way through the music industry, making his rock and roll, his blues, his image distinctive.

When Prince performed, there was so much more than just a man and his guitar. His wide vocal range and instrumental dexterity, along with his flamboyant personality, made each performance one-of-a-kind. His music on its own took rock and roll into entirely new directions.

For this electrifying evening, vocalist Mackenzie Green and music director Nisan Stewart join your DPO with many of Prince's best-known hits, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” “When Doves Cry,” “Purple Rain,” “Raspberry Beret,” and many more. 


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Works by Mendelssohn, Bach and Beethoven Come Together for a Beautiful Program Linking Faith and Music

Mendelssohn and the Reformation
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra | Masterworks Series

SCHUSTER CENTER
8:00 pm Friday, October 13, 2017
8:00 pm Saturday, October, 14, 2017


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BACH Cantata No. 80, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott  
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy  
MENDELSSOHN Capriccio Brillant 
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, "Reformation" 

ANGELA CHENG piano
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor     
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CHORUS 
HANK DAHLMAN director, DPO Chorus 

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. International events throughout the year will recognize Martin Luther and the historic moment he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.

The world of music, always heavily linked to the world of faith, has long contributed to the celebration of Reformation Day. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra continues this tradition with a four-part program bookended by Bach’s Cantata No. 80 and Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony, both of which commemorate Martin Luther’s accomplishment.

We welcome acclaimed pianist Angela Cheng for her dazzling interpretations of both the 
Choral Fantasy and the Capriccio Brillant.


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The iconic ballet comes to the Schuster Center in March of 2018 performed by the Dayton Ballet with the full Dayton Philharmonic. The performance is part of both the Ballet and Masterworks Nine series. Subscribe now for best seats. Photo by Scott Robbins.

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