Swing is the Thing

The 1940s and the 1950s were the decades of dance. Swing is the Thing features four world-champion swing dancers, a fabulous vocalist, and a bluesy clarinetist alongside the Dayton Philharmonic! For a fully-immersive experience, arrive at 6:30pm to learn how to swing dance from Elegance in Dance on the DP&L stage.

Das Rheingold

In a world of gods, dwarves, and giants, Das Rheingold (The Gold from the Rhine) sets the stage for Wagner’s epic masterwork, The Ring Cycle, a saga of godly battles, family drama, and the power to rule the world.

Peter Pan

This beloved story features a cast of your favorite characters, such as the swashbuckling Pirates, the wandering Lost Boys, the menacing Captain Hook, and his toothy sidekick, the Crocodile, and the sparkling and sprightly Tinkerbell. Accompanied by enchanting music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet's journey to Neverland will leave your heart feeling forever young!

DPO Principal String Quartet

The Dayton Philharmonic Principal String Quartet presents an afternoon matinee of chamber music at the Dayton Art Institute featuring Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz (1905), Sergei Prokofiev’s String Quartet #2, and Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet #2.

What’s On Next?

Mar 26

Youth Strings and Junior Strings Spring Concert

March 26, 2023 3:00 pm

Kettering Middle School

Mar 31

Swing is the Thing

March 31, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Apr 14

Das Rheingold

April 14, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Apr 21

Peter Pan

April 21, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

Apr 29

DPO Principal String Quartet

April 29, 2023 3:00 pm

Dayton Art Institute

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

‘I am coming back with a fresh perspective;’ Emotional return for Dayton Philharmonic conductor – WHIOTV 7

DAYTON — A frightening reality hit close to home for the long-time face of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Three months after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Conductor Neal Gittleman returned to the podium on Monday night. It was an emotional return for Gittleman as he has a new lease on life after being diagnosed in November with prostate cancer.

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Fall in Love with Opera!

Performance Highlight

Featuring stellar soloists, two choruses, and the Dayton Philharmonic, Epic Opera was a celebration of opera and a true showcase that opera is for everyone.

Want to hear more great opera works live and in person? The thrill of attending phenomenal performances can be yours all season long in the 2022–2023 Season.