MATT RYAN vocals, guitar
BRUCE IN THE USA rock ensemble
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
Bruce Springsteen is all about a straightforward musical style; a concern with the average, blue-collar working man; and a firm belief that rock’s purpose exceeds mere entertainment and incorporates a social, communal purpose. Listen to his music, and you’ll hear commercial rock, but often with a folk-oriented edge that taps the inner life of what it means to be an American.
And now, the rock ensemble Bruce In The USA, called by Legends, Las Vegas “...the most powerful and intense Springsteen tribute on the planet..." comes to the Schuster Center. Much more than just a tribute, Bruce In The USA is a high-energy and note-perfect recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. But with a twist: the rock ensemble is backed by the full Dayton Philharmonic. Matt Ryan began playing Springsteen in 2000 in the Legends full-scale Vegas show. From Matt’s great success there, his character blossomed into the Bruce In The USA show.
Matt's band consists of seasoned world-class professional musicians from such acts/bands as Queen, Meatloaf, Blue Öyster Cult, Hall and Oates, Joe Cocker, The O'Jays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations... and many more. This powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the world's number-one tribute to the E Street Band's musical legacy.
Don't miss it.
SCHUBERT Shepherd on the Rock
CHAUSSON Chanson Perpetuelle
BRITTEN Canticle III
BEETHOVEN Scottish Songs
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes
Vocalists: Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence
SARA SCHABAS soprano | AMANDA FINK mezzo-soprano | JOSHUA WHEEKER tenor | JEFF BYRNES baritone
Instrumentalists: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
AARON BRANT horn | SHERIDAN CURRIE viola | KIRSTIN GREENLAW violin | JESSICA HUNG violin | JOHN KUROKAWA clarinet | JOSHUA NEMITH piano | ANDRA PADRICHELLI cello | JEFFREY POWELL piano
We welcome young artists from the Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence program to the Dayton Art Institute Renaissance Theatre stage for an exploration of the rich literature for chamber ensemble with voice.
Musicians from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will join the Artists-in-Residence plus the Dayton Opera's own Jeffrey Powell for a varied program exploring the sound worlds of five different composers to focus on how each utilizes the miracle of the greatest instrument; the human voice.
Student tickets: $8 | $144
BRITTEN War Requiem
A collaborative project with CELIA, an Ohio Center of Excellence at Wright State University
KEITH LOCKHART guest conductor
ELLIE DEHN soprano | MATTHEW DiBATTISTA tenor
JUSTIN HOPKINS baritone
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIRS
KETTERING CHILDREN'S CHOIR
On November 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe bombed the city of Coventry, England, hitting the 14th-century Coventry Cathedral with incendiary bombs and virtually destroying it. The very next morning, those in charge decided to rebuild the cathedral, not to defy the enemy, “…but rather (as) a sign of faith, trust, and hope for the future of the world.”
In 1962 English composer Benjamin Britten, a pacifist, had been given carte blanche to compose a work to commemorate the rebuilt cathedral’s consecration.
He responded with music for the ages; his magnificent War Requiem. Using the traditional Latin Mass for the Dead, Britten interspersed nine poems about war by English poet Wilfred Owen, who was killed in World War One a scant week before the signing of the Armistice. In so doing, he created a Requiem that breaks all molds.
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