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What To Expect In The 2024-2025 Season

The Rockin’ Orchestra series begins in October 2024 with a tribute to the iconic rock band Journey! Relive the 70s and 80s with The Music of Journey, another collaboration with crowd-favorite Jeans ‘n Classics. Journey’s catchy and emotive pop-rock hits are performed by the Dayton Philharmonic (under the baton of Patrick Reynolds), a rock band, and brilliant vocalists ready to rock with some of Journey’s most popular songs such as “Any Way You Want It,” “Separate Ways,” and, of course, “Don’t Stop Believin’!” (Oct. 26, 2024; Schuster Center)

January 2025 is hot with two Rockin’ Orchestra shows! Neal Gittleman and the Philharmonic welcome The Motortown All-Stars to the Schuster Center stage. Direct from Detroit—and featuring former members of The Capitols, The Miracles, and the Temptations—The Motortown All-Stars stop in Dayton for a jam-packed night of timeless Motown grooves, impeccable harmonies, and dazzling choreography. They’ll join the Philharmonic as they perform hits by The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and more, with the unmistakable Motown sound that has inspired us since the 1950s. (Jan. 4, 2025; Schuster Center)

Come back a few weeks later for Country Hits: Songs from Nashville, a honky-tonkin’ celebration of Country music, past and present! Neal Gittleman and the Philharmonic join some of Nashville’s brightest vocalists and instrumentalists to perform classic hits from legendary stars Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash to contemporary artists Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Kacey Musgraves. (Jan. 22, 2025; Schuster Center).

Dance into Spring with Twist & Shout: The Music of the Beatles! Patrick Reynolds, the Philharmonic, and the artists with Twist & Shout celebrate Beatlemania, beginning with the group’s 1964 appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and following their journey to Shea Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl. Enjoy a night of the early hits that brought the British invasion into the hearts of Americans everywhere, including “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “A Hard Day’s Night.” (March 8, 2025; Schuster Center)

The Rockin’ Orchestra series concludes with a special performance, to be announced soon! Electric guitars and drum kits meet the rich sounds of orchestral instruments. This is not just a rock concert; it’s a symphonic spectacle of sound and light that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the power of musical fusion. (June 7, 2025; Schuster Center).