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World of Wonder: Explore the Ballet, Opera, and Orchestra

January 2018


   1:30 pm Saturday, January 20, 2018

NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director and conductor
KAREN RUSSO BURKE artistic director and choreographer
THOMAS BANKSTON artistic director

World of Wonder (WOW) incorporates all the best things from a Signature Event and a Family Concert and integrates ballet, opera, and the orchestra in a way that’s accessible to young and young-at-heart alike. Your ticket to WOW includes both the concert and pre-concert activities to help you learn about the ballet, opera, and orchestra before the concert begins! 

The experience begins before the concert, when you are invited to venture backstage for a lesson from Dayton Opera singers; walk across the Schuster Center stage to peek at the Dayton Philharmonic in rehearsal; and venture upstairs to touch pointe shoes, marvel at beautiful costumes, try your hand at stage makeup, and get a ballet tutorial from a Dayton Ballet company member. Next, take a seat in the Wintergarden for crafts and coloring, or see how it feels to conduct an orchestra on the DP&L Stage with members of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Music and dance will fill the entire Schuster Center! 

Finally, you’ll join the musicians, singers, and dancers for a concert that showcases all of their talents. Equipped with your new "behind-the-scenes" knowledge, you are sure to have a special experience at this concert. 

Series sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Foundation

DP&L Foundation DPAA Innovation Partner—Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts
Milt Kantor Family – Associate Sponsor 
The Hearst Foundations – Education Underwriter 
Graeter's Supporting Sponsor
Bob Ross Auto Group Official Automobile Dealership of the Dayton Philharmonic
DataYard Official Data Provider of the Dayton Philharmonic
Marriott University of Dayton Official Hotel of the Dayton Philharmonic
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DPAA Communications Partner 

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