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Dream this January to a Sound as Large and as Beautiful as Texas When Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents From the Heart: The Texas Tenors



CONTACT: ANGELA WHITEHEAD
Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x 1138
awhitehead@daytonperformingarts.org

DAYTON, OH (December 16, 2014) – On Friday, January 16, 2015 and Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present From the Heart: The Texas Tenors, the third concert in the Kettering Health Network’s 2014–2015 SuperPops season.  Associate Sponsor for this program is Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins, and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical, and Broadway to the stage with breathtaking vocals, humor, and cowboy charm. Their debut album, Country Roots—Classical Sound, has the distinction of being the only independent album to be number one on both the country and classical charts, according to CD Baby, and the winter of 2013 saw the release of their second album, You Should Dream, featuring a 65-piece orchestra and original songs to coincide with the December 2013 airing of their first PBS special, "The Texas Tenors: You Should Dream Live."

And now they bring the special magic of their music to the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre stage to perform with our own Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.  The Texas Tenors and the DPO will take audiences on a trip across musical genres from gospel to classical to chart-topping pop with heartfelt performances of “O Sole Mio”, “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot, “Danny Boy”, “Because”, “Wild Horses”, and “My Way”, as well as Broadway smashes such as “Somewhere” from West Side Story and “Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera.  The spotlight will shine on the DPO alone for a few numbers, including “Themes from Silverado”, “Phantom of the Opera Overture”, and “The Magnificent Seven”.  And, of course, The Texas Tenors will deliver some of the most recognizable and soulful country favorites, including “Big Country”, “Mountain Music”, “Country Boy”, “Country Roads”, “Rocky Top”, “Bless The Broken Road”, and “God Bless the USA”.  This January, audiences in Dayton are invited to enjoy and dream with The Texas Tenors to a sound as large and as beautiful as Texas itself.

Tickets for From the Heart: The Texas Tenors range from $23 to $78 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org.  Senior, teacher, student, and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.

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About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.

About the Texas Tenors
The Texas Tenors have traveled the globe, performing more than 500 concerts in the last four years and have collaborated with numerous symphonies, including the Houston Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Kansas City Symphony, Austin Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, and Prague Philharmonic, to name a few. They have performed for such notable organizations as the Van Cliburn and Autry Foundations, Conoco-Phillps, Mutual of Omaha, Houston Rockets, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Royal Caribbean International, Pro Bull Riders World Championships, and many others.  More about The Texas Tenors can be found by visiting their website at www.thetexastenors.com.
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