DAYTON, OH (May 15, 2019) – On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance announced the opening of single-ticket sales for three exciting “Films with Live Orchestra” coming in the 2019-2020 Titans Season. The Dayton Philharmonic is excited to present three full-length feature movies: Apollo 13, Star Wars: A New Hope™, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The DPO will provide the full orchestral accompaniment to these blockbuster films with the soundtracks stripped of all orchestral music; only the actors’ dialogue and the incredible sound effects remain. The result will be three engaging and electric experiences of film and live musical score – surround sound at its outright finest!
“Hollywood is now a major center of composing for symphony orchestra,” said DPO Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman. “These great film scores are modern-day equivalents of the orchestral tone poems of Liszt and Strauss. They use the same thematic techniques of Wagner’s operas, and they employ the full-blooded orchestral forces of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Playing to accompany live-projected films is tricky for conductor and musicians alike, as the music is often quite difficult. But it’s fun to play and lots of fun for the audience! Multiplexes will tell you that they have state-of-the-art sound systems, but nothing beats the sound of the musicians of a live symphony orchestra playing their hearts out beneath the big screen!”
The Dayton Philharmonic will present three Films with Live Orchestra in the 2019-2020 Titans Season as follows:
* Apollo 13 in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra
September 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Neal Gittleman, conductor
James Horner, composer
Directed by Ron Howard and nominated for nine Academy Awards®, Universal Pictures’ Apollo 13 tells the incredible story of one of the most thrilling and suspenseful missions in the history of the American space program. Experience the entire Oscar®-nominated score performed live with the film by the Dayton Philharmonic for an emotional and unforgettable cinematic concert event!
Apollo 13 TM & © Universal Studios
* Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra
June 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Thiago Tiberio, guest conductor
John Williams, composer
Experience the scope and grandeur of George Lucas’ beloved film Star Wars: A New Hope™ in its entirety with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live by the DPO! Travel to a galaxy far away, where a civil war rages and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
* Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra
June 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Neal Gittleman, conductor
John Williams, composer
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with another one of Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ epic scores performed live to the picture by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.
© 1981 Lucasfilm, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Presentation licensed by Bantha Music c/o Walt Disney Music Company. © All rights reserved.
Tickets for all three films are on sale now, and pricing begins at $27. Tickets are available for purchase at www.daytonperformingarts.org or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630. For more information on tickets, or how to subscribe to the 2019-2020 Titans Season, 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.