2023-2024 Season Announced!

It’s the anticipation of an orchestra tuning and the thrill of the performance. It’s the momentum of a dancer flying across the stage in a gravity-defying leap. It’s the deep sorrow you feel in the final moments of a heart-wrenching operatic performance and the calm reflection that follows. Nothing moves us like the performance arts. We can’t wait to share another soul-stirring season with you!

The Paul Simon Songbook

An evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon explores his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Songs include Bridge Over Troubled Water, Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard, The Sound of Silence, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Graceland, and Rhythm of the Saints. All arrangements are fully orchestrated by Jeff Tyzik.

Season Opening Celebration

The 2023–24 season opens with a bang: a grand masquerade! All three art forms—DPAA’s Opera, Philharmonic, and Ballet—take the stage in an evening of extravagant celebration. At the heart of the performance is Act II from Strauss’s comic opera, Fledermaus (Revenge of the Bat). The scene is Prince Orlofsky’s party, where disguises and deception abound, and the champagne never stops. Join the party—you never know who is going to show up!

What’s On Next?

Jun 10

The Paul Simon Songbook

June 10, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Jun 11

Stained Glass Concert: New Season Ministry

June 11, 2023 5:00 pm

New Season Ministry

Sep 16

Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky's Grand Masquerade

September 16, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Sep 17

Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky's Grand Masquerade

September 17, 2023 2:30 pm

Schuster Center

Sep 23

Steve Hackman's Tchaikovsky X. Drake

September 23, 2023 7:30 pm

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.

Latest News

Patrick Reynolds previews Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s 85th anniversary – Discover Classical Arts Focus

Discover Classical presents Arts Focus every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:55am and 4:55pm. Each segment features a guest from the regional arts community discussing current activities, such as concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Support the Arts

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be the only organization in the United States that encompasses professional ballet, opera, and orchestra. Our driving purpose is to inspire as many people as possible to fall in love with the arts. By making a gift, you ensure that we can continue to make the arts for everyone.