Young People’s Concerts

One of the DPO’s longest-standing traditions! These concerts give students the opportunity to hear the exciting sounds of a full orchestra in the acoustically perfect Schuster Center. Students also learn how music connects to many areas of their classroom curriculum. Teachers receive lesson plans and a YouTube playlist of concert excerpts. At no charge, docents (if available) come to your school to prepare students for the concert. Perfect for students in Grades 4 through 7.

Take Flight
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 9:40 and 11:30 am | Schuster Center | $6 per seat
Music, dance, and song illustrate flight of all kinds and descriptions as composers use their talents to free our imaginations and bring vivid images to our minds through the wondrous world of sound. This concert features the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Ballet II, and the Dayton Opera Artists in Residence.
Conductor: Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director, Dayton Philharmonic
Curriculum Connections: English Language Arts, History, Music, Dance, Theatre
Teacher Lesson Plans: Take Flight Teacher’s Notes
YouTube Playlist: Take Flight YouTube Playlist

The Star-Spangled Banner, Smith-Custer
The Flight to Neverland, John Williams
The Four Seasons: Spring, 1st movement, Antonio Vivaldi
The Magic Flute: Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto #3, 1st movement, Camille Saint-Saëns
Flight: The Story of Wilbur & Orville Wright, Robert Xavier Rodriguez

The Ohio Arts Council provides transportation assistance up to $500. Apply at least 8 weeks prior to the event. More information here

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