DAYTON, OH (January 8, 2019) – On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will present the fourth concert in the 2018–2019 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series, A Salute to The Eagles featuring Hotel California.
Drawn by California’s cultural explosion in the late 1960s, a young up-and-coming musician named Glenn Frey moved from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, to Los Angeles. There, he immersed himself in the music scene and, for a period of time, lived with another up-and-coming musician named Jackson Browne, whom he credits for helping him become a more disciplined musician. But it was another friend and roommate, J.D. Souther, who gave Frey his big break when he convinced his then-girlfriend Linda Ronstadt to hire Frey and three others, bassist Randy Meisner, guitarist Bernie Leadon, and drummer Don Henley, to work as her backing band for a 1971 tour. When the Ronstadt gig ended, the four musicians decided to continue on as a band, and The Eagles were born.
In an extraordinary career that spans more than 40 years, The Eagles created an indelible musical legacy that includes six number one albums, more than a dozen Top 40 hits, and six Grammy Awards.
Founded in 1986, Hotel California is the premier Eagles tribute band. The band members came together “with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982.” It has been stated that the group is the “next-best thing” to The Eagles themselves, and they carry that spirit worldwide as they celebrate the legendary band, its music, and the memories connected with those songs.
This highly sought-after group has the lead vocal similarity and instrumental authenticity to make true many of The Eagles’ timeless songs. Hotel California joins the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra this February to bring the spirit of The Eagles to the Schuster, performing the band’s greatest hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Heartache Tonight,” “Take It to the Limit,” “Already Gone,” “The Best of My Love,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Witchy Woman,” and, of course, “Hotel California.” In addition, Hotel California will feature a few solo works from Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, and Don Henley.
Tickets for A Salute to The Eagles featuring Hotel California start at $24 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.
# # #
About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio’s cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year “Music Alive” grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.