Pictures at an Exhibition

An evening teeming with orchestra showpieces! Following an exhilarating Dayton Philharmonic debut in 2022, Aleksandra Kasman returns to celebrate the Rachmaninoff Sesquicentennial with his Paganini Rhapsody. The evening closes with an audience favorite the world over, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged for orchestra by Maurice Ravel.

Jeans ‘n Classics: Music of Queen

We will rock you! Jeans ’n Classics joins the Philharmonic for an amazing musical night paying homage to the legacy of Queen and front man Freddie Mercury. Break free as you hear hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are the Champions.”

Star Wars: A New Hope Film with Orchestra

The Philharmonic performs John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score live, accompanying the film on the big screen. Grab your lightsaber and join us for a special cinematic experience unlike any other.

Dracula: Bloodlines

Dracula: Bloodlines returns to haunt the Victoria Theatre! The ballet transports audiences to 15th-century Transylvania and tells the story of how the noble Prince Vlad became the infamous vampire Dracula. Karen Burke’s thrilling choreography and Austin Jaquith’s eerie score—performed live by the Philharmonic—sets the scene for a ghastly Halloween weekend.

What’s On Next?

Sep 29

Pictures at an Exhibition

September 29, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Sep 30

Pictures at an Exhibition

September 30, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Oct 7

Jeans 'n Classics: Music of Queen

October 7, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Oct 8

Dayton Ballet School Concert: Momentum

October 8, 2023 3:00 pm

Dayton Art Institute

Oct 11

Young People's Concert: Musical Mysteries

October 11, 2023 11:30 am

Schuster Center

Radio Broadcasts with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

EVERY WEEKEND on Discover Classical!

In collaboration with Discover Classical, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is proud to broadcast DPAA programs on Discover Classical! Every weekend, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert programming from Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, or the Dayton Philharmonic for the southwest Ohio region to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Dayton Philharmonic presents Jeans ‘n Classics: Music of Queen, an innovative concert merging world-class rock musicians with symphonies, pays homage to the legacy of Queen and front-man Freddie Mercury. Audiences will hear songs such as “We Are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Flash.” Jeans ‘n Classics: Music of Queen joins the Dayton Philharmonic and the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30pm at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center for the Performing Arts.

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