2022–2023 Masterworks Series

The excitement of attending live orchestra concerts can be yours all season long at the Dayton Philharmonic’s 2022–2023 Masterworks Series.

This season, the Dayton Philharmonic performs favorite symphonic masterpieces that will delight music fans all year long. From Respighi’s expansive Pines of Rome, Rimsky-Korsakov’s captivating musical telling of Scheherazade inspired by The Arabian Nights, Berlioz’s opium fueled and fantastical Symphony fantastique, to works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more! 

The Philharmonic also welcomes internationally acclaimed musicians ranging from GRAMMY-nominated artists to renowned Hindustani singer.

Become a Masterworks Series subscriber and make the most of your experience with Dayton Philharmonic. When you choose an 8-package Masterworks subscription, you also get tickets to the Dayton Opera’s Das Rheingold and a Wildcard to be used for any performance in the 2022–2023 season.

Pines of Rome and Brandon Patrick George

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, September 16, 2022

7:30 pm Saturday, September 17, 2022

Steve Winteregg & Sierra Leone Expressions
Rouse Flute Concerto
Respighi The Pines of Rome

Brandon Patrick George, flute
Neal Gittleman, conductor


Far Away Places: Scheherazade

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, October 21, 2022

7:30 pm Saturday, October 22, 2022

Debussy Nocturnes (Clouds & Festivals)
Reena Esmail Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (My Sister’s Voice)
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Saili Oak, Hindustani soprano
Sarah Tucker, operatic soprano
Neal Gittleman, conductor


Symphonie fantastique and Vadim Gluzman

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, November 18, 2022

7:30 pm Saturday, November 19, 2022

Verdi La Forza del destino Overture
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Vadim Gluzman, violin
Antoine Clark, guest conductor


Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, February 24, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, February 25, 2023

Bacewicz Overture
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3, “Polish”

Spencer Myer, piano
Patrick Reynolds, conductor


Perspectives: War and Peace

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, March 10, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, March 11, 2023

Lili Boulanger For a Soldier’s Funeral
Michael Schelle Resilience
Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)

Neal Gittleman, conductor
Sheridan Currie, viola
Jonathan Lee, cello
Kayla Oderah, soprano
William Henry Caldwell, baritone
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus


Das Rheingold

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, April 14, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, April 16, 2023

Based on Nordic and Germanic myths, Das Rheingold (The Gold from the Rhine) is the “preliminary evening” to Wagner’s epic masterwork, The Ring Cycle.

Opera Series Subscribers have their regular performance night included in their subscription.

Masterworks 8 Series Subscribers can have either the Friday or Sunday performance included in their subscription package. Please note that there is not a Saturday performance of Das Rheingold.


Beethoven’s Second Symphony

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, May 19, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023

Mozart Missa brevis in C Major, K. 259, “Organ Solo Mass”
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1
Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Neal Gittleman, conductor
Sterling Elliott, cello
Vocal soloists
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus



The Masterworks Series is available as a 6-package or 8-package. Masterworks 8 subscribers have a Wild Card and the Das Rheingold opera bundled into their subscription. For the Wild Card, choose any performance from the current season at the time of subscription purchase or at any time during the season.