Steve Hackman's Tchaikovsky X. Drake

Experience a one-of-a-kind fusion, blending music from two composer-romanticists separated by a century. R&B/hip-hop artist Drake’s melodies weave throughout Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony, pushing musical bounds and new sounds.

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.

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Sep 23

Steve Hackman's Tchaikovsky X. Drake

September 23, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

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Pictures at an Exhibition

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Sep 30

Pictures at an Exhibition

September 30, 2023 7:30 pm

Schuster Center

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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

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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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Tchaikovsky and Drake: Two artists that you would never expect to go together. But creator/composer Steve Hackman imagined a world where the lines between high art and pop art are blurred, and thus, created a one-of-a-kind fusion of melodies that ushers in a new generation of classical music. But how does Tchaikovsky's epic Fifth Symphony blend with Drake's hip-hop tracks? Keep reading to find out!

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