DAYTON, OH (August 1, 2017) – The Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Ballet join Downtown Dayton Partnership this Friday, August 4, 2017 in a citywide celebration of Dayton’s arts called Art in the City. All are invited to celebrate Dayton’s rich collection of visual and performing arts during a special event that kicks off the second annual juried art show held by Downtown Dayton Partnership.

Art in the City is about recognizing the immense talent that Dayton has to offer, encouraging conversations about local art, and offering a unique opportunity to showcase the talent of this city in a downtown-wide celebration covering over 5 square blocks and involving dozens of local establishments and venues.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, comprising Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Ballet, is thrilled to be a part of this exciting celebration of the arts in our community. The following is the schedule of events for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance during Art in the City on Friday, August 4:

Dayton Philharmonic:
* DPO Trio at Blind Bob’s, 6:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-7:30 p.m.
John Lardinois, violin
Ben Cooper, bass
Trey Stone, piano
Performing “Bach Reimagined,” a classical crossover program featuring Bach Two- and Three-Part Inventions

* DPO Duo at Salon J Ladner & Spa, 7:00-7:30 p.m. and 8:00-8:30 p.m.
Betsy Hofeldt, violin
Mark Hofeldt, cello
Performing classical music from the 17th to the 20th century

Dayton Opera:
* Soprano Minnita Daniel-Cox, with Dayton Opera Chorus Master Jeff Powell on the keyboard, will be performing at:
5:30-6:30 p.m. at Crafted and Cured
7:15-8:15 p.m. at Basil’s on Market, downtown Dayton

Dayton Ballet:
Ballet Studio at Victoria Theatre on the 4th floor
* 5:30-7:00 p.m. – Ballet class for intermediate to advanced students led by Dayton Ballet’s Evan Pitts – observers welcome!
* 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Ballet pointe class for advanced students led by Dayton Ballet’s Margot Aknin – participants must have previous pointe experience – observers welcome!
* Exhibit focused on Josephine Schwarz, cofounder of Dayton Ballet, will be displayed in an adjoining studio

Join the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, along with local businesses, artists, and other organizations, as we “paint, perform, and party” around downtown Dayton.

For more information about Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet or Dayton Opera, please visit our website at


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