2023-2024 Learning Programs

Young People’s Concert: Musical Mysteries

Schuster Center

11:30 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Lemony Snicket’s murder-mystery picture book “The Composer is Dead” comes to life in Nathaniel Stookey’s imaginative composition for orchestra.



Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Winter Concert

Schuster Center

2:30 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is filled with talented students from throughout the Miami Valley. Enjoy an afternoon of great music, great performances, and, of course, what’s a concert in December without some of your favorite holiday songs!



The Nutcracker: Sensory Friendly

Schuster Center

2:00 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

This special presentation of The Nutcracker is great for all families, but especially for those with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning, or cognitive atypicality.



Magic Carpet Concerts: Once Upon a Time

Masonic Center

11:30 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:30 am Wednesday, February 28, 2024

11:30 am Thursday, February 29, 2024

The timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf is brought to life by members of DBII (the Ballet’s pre-professional dance company), our Opera Artists-in-Residence, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Geared specifically for children, the first stop on this magical, musical trip is Peter’s House, where he orates his fairytale story.



Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: On Broadway!

Schuster Center

2:30 pm Sunday, March 10, 2024

Enjoy Broadway hits without the hassle of traveling to New York! No need to pack or buy a plane ticket, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Opera Artists-in-Residence perform songs and overtures from some of the best musicals on Broadway right here at the Schuster!



Young People’s Concert: A Salute to Teachers (and Students!)

Schuster Center

11:30 am Wednesday, March 20, 2024

In this family-friendly concert, we pay homage to teachers—and the students they nurture—by highlighting some famous student-teacher composer duos. Haydn was Beethoven’s teacher; Dvořák and Burleigh taught each other; and Nadia Boulanger, who conducted the premiere of Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto, was Maestro Neal’s teacher! Join us and raise your hands for those who impart wisdom and shape our futures.



Dayton Ballet School Concert: Down the Yellow Brick Road

Victoria Theatre

2:30 pm Saturday, May 4, 2024

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Join the students of Dayton Ballet School as we travel with Dorothy and other familiar friends down the yellow brick road to the land of the Emerald City! This full-length ballet features a colorful cast of characters.



Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Spring Concert

Schuster Center

2:30 pm Sunday, May 19, 2024

Celebrate the end of a phenomenal season with Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra! You’ll hear some of the best compositions in the classical music repertoire by Dayton’s extremely talented youth musicians and celebrate with them as they bid farewell to their senior class.