DAYTON, OH (October 9, 2020) – The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is thrilled to announce brand new DPAA Virtual Streams, comprising concerts and programs that will premiere over the next few months. DPAA Virtual Streams is a continuation of the popular DPAA Summer Streams, programs and concerts that were available over the summer months as the DPAA strived to continue to provide audiences with access to music, song, and dance from Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Philharmonic form the comfort and safety of home.

DPAA Virtual Streams will begin with Autumn Streams, which include an operatic tour around Dayton, a reuniting of Dayton musicians on the Schuster Center stage for two beautiful concerts, a grand celebration of Dayton Opera, and a fun Halloween celebration with all three art forms. Holiday Streams will feature holiday favorites from the Carillon Brass, a Hometown Holiday celebration, and a Dayton Ballet retrospective of 25 years of The Nutcracker. The DPAA will also present a collection of Family Streams, offering a perfect way to introduce the entire family to the classical arts over the next few weeks.

The DPAA offers its Virtual Streams programming at four different Membership levels. The programming line-up includes several free performances, while other virtual events are accessible by making a one-time donation of $100, $250 or $500, as follows:

  • Free Membership: Enjoy an array of concerts from Autumn Streams, Holiday Streams and Family Streams for FREE from the comfort of home.
  • Basic Membership ($100): Enjoy access to ALL DPAA Virtual Streams from Autumn Streams, Holiday Streams, and Family Streams.
  • Plus Membership ($250): Enjoy access to all DPAA Virtual Streams, including programs available at the Basic donation level, plus DPAA Bonus Performances, Artist Q&As, and Behind-the-Scenes videos.
  • Premium Membership ($500): Enjoy access to all DPAA Virtual Streams and extras available at the Plus membership level, as well as access to live-streams of future in-theater performances this season, plus special additional streams to be announced.

Patrons who donate tickets for a canceled 2020-2021 performance will receive access to the virtual streams at a level that matches the value of their ticket donation.

The following is a list of all DPAA Autumn Streams, Holiday Stream, and Family Streams. All performance will premiere on the given date and will be available for on-demand viewing after the premiere date through June 30, 2021.

DPAA AUTUMN STREAMS

A Celebration from Carillon Historical Park Free performance
Premiered September 9, 2020
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
The DPAA proudly presents A Celebration from Carillon Historical Park, a unique DPAA Signature Event showcasing the power and collaboration of all three art forms of the DPAA: Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Philharmonic. This event features DPAA ensemble and solo performances by musicians from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Dayton Opera singer Maya Vansuch performs two works accompanied by DPO string quintets. The DPAA also presents a virtual replay of an excerpt from Dayton Ballet’s recent production of The Great Gatsby.

Postcards from Dayton
Premieres October 16, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Dayton Opera takes you on a musical tour of some of Dayton’s most iconic sites. Celebrated operatic soloists Caitlin Crabill, Minnita Daniel-Cox, Samuel Schlievert, Kenneth Shaw, Maya Vansuch, and the outstanding pianist John Benjamin perform traditional opera, new works, and stirring art song filmed on location at the Dayton Masonic Center, Woodland Cemetery, the Dayton Arcade, and the Mead Theatre in the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. The DPAA invites you to accompany us on this exciting and unique voyage of discovery of these historic locations.

The Dayton Philharmonic Returns
Premieres October 23, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
The Dayton Philharmonic is nothing short of thrilled to be taking the stage once again at the Schuster Center for the first time since March to record this emotional concert affectionately called The Dayton Philharmonic Returns! Each piece of this program will comprise a subset of the full orchestra, each with nearly 25 musicians on stage at one time, socially distanced, of course, but together again to do what they have been longing to do since the pandemic began—to perform beautiful music together for you. The musicians will perform works by Strauss, Ewazen, Elgar and Mozart.

Halloween Spooktacular – Free performance
Premieres October 31, 2020 at 3 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Autumn wouldn’t be complete without a Halloween celebration with the Dayton Philharmonic. This year will be just a little bit different than past years, though! First, the Dayton Philharmonic will be joined by Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet in a collection of music, song, and dance just perfect for the season. Second, our Halloween celebration will be entirely virtual, so you can enjoy the festivities safely from home!

Libiamo! A Celebration of Dayton Opera
Premieres November 20, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Join the DPAA for an operatic party as they kick off the celebration of Dayton Opera’s 60th Season and Artistic Director Tom Bankston’s 25th Season. Enjoy favorite moments from Dayton Opera’s past performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s romantic masterpiece, “La Traviata.” The recordings will be accompanied by a video montage of photos from the productions and will include visits with special guests. Join us for a toast to Dayton Opera’s past and future.

 DPAA HOLIDAY STREAMS

Hometown Holiday
Premieres December 4, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Celebrate the holidays as Dayton’s finest vocal groups and most skilled musicians join the Dayton Philharmonic for our Hometown Holiday concert, a seasonal favorite of the Dayton community. This year, the concert will be presented virtually so that you can enjoy DPAA’s holiday celebration from the comfort and safety of your home. This spirited holiday concert will be sure to echo Perry Como’s indelible words: “There is no place like home for the holidays!”

25 Years of The Nutcracker: A Dayton Ballet Retrospective
Premieres December 11, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Although Dayton Ballet’s live performance of The Nutcracker cannot go on as scheduled this year, Dayton Ballet still celebrates this holiday tradition with a look back over 25 years of Dayton Ballet performances of The Nutcracker! With Tchaikovsky’s delightful score, recorded from a previous DPAA live performance, this stream will feature hundreds of archival photos that will bring Little Clara, the Nutcracker Prince (or Princess), the Mouse King, Mother Ginger, the beloved holiday party, the beautiful snow forest, and the Land of Sweets to life this holiday season!

Bach’s Lunch with the Carillon Brass Free performance
Premieres December 18, 2020 at 12 noon
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
The Carillon Brass is thrilled once again to present a favorite Dayton holiday concert affectionately entitled Bach’s Lunch, only this year, the venue will be a little different. This year, the concert will be presented only virtually so that you can enjoy this holiday tradition in the comfort and the safety of your home. The program will feature traditional holiday favorites as well as other music for brass instruments.

DPAA FAMILY SERIES

Shapes, Steps, and Stories Free performance
Premiered August 3, 2020
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Dayton Ballet invites families of all ages to step inside the world of ballet and learn how simple shapes help make ballet steps that then become beautiful dances. Ballet dancers only uses steps and shapes to express who they are. They do not speak, yet their movements tell stories overflowing with emotion. In their first-ever virtual performance, the professional dancers of Dayton Ballet demonstrate how they train and then perform sections from some of the most compelling story ballets of all time, including Sleeping Beauty: The Story of Briar Rose, Cinderella, and Tchaikovsky’s beloved The Nutcracker!

Fairytales in Motion
Premieres October 10, 2020 at 3 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
Join Little Red Riding Hood virtually as she explores favorite fairytales through the medium of dance! Dancers from Dayton Ballet II Senior Company help Little Red Riding Hood learn lessons of inclusion and acceptance with characters from some of the most beloved stories of all time. Even the Big Bad Wolf makes an appearance! Celebrate friendship and teamwork with DBII, with some of Dayton’s most scenic locations as a backdrop! Enjoy the artistry, creativity, and joy of dance and the beauty of Dayton with the whole family, all from the comfort and safety of home.

Postcards from Dayton
Premieres October 16, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
See above in Autumn Streams for description

Halloween Spooktacular Free performance
Premieres October 31, 2020 at 3 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
See above in Autumn Streams for description

25 Years of The Nutcracker: A Dayton Ballet Retrospective
Premieres December 11, 2020 at 8 pm
Available for on-demand viewing through June 30, 2021
See above in Holiday Streams for description

For information on how to register and to access all DPAA Virtual Streams, visit www.DaytonPerformingArts.org/streams/. For more information on upcoming DPAA performances for Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic, please visit www. DaytonPerformingArts.org or call the Box Office at 937-228-3630.

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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.