Lions, Dinos, and Bears! OH MY! 

“PhilharMonster is always one of my favorite days of the year!” – Maestro Neal Gittleman 

DAYTON, OH (Oct. 13, 2022) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents its annual PHILHARMONSTER family concert featuring an animal-themed program Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Pre-Show children’s activities begin at 1:45 p.m. with a costume parade hosted by Dayton 24/7 Now’s Nathan Edwards at 2:20 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $5. For tickets, call 937-228-3630 or visit daytonperformingarts.org/tickets.  

“With all the scary stuff we’ve been through in the past couple of years,” said Neal Gittleman, DPAA Conductor, and Artistic Director- Dayton Philharmonic. “I thought it might be fun to do a PhilharMonster show that was a little less tricky and a little more ‘treat-y’ and fun while enjoying great music. What costume (or costumes) will I be wearing?  That, as always, is a secret.”   

Audience members are invited to come in costume as their favorite animal or, if they prefer, more traditional Halloween attire. Music featured at the concert includes Williams’ “Jurassic Park,” Anderson’s “The Waltzing Cat,” and Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.”  

Children’s activities, sponsored by Dayton Philharmonic’s Volunteer Association, begin at 1:45 p.m. in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center. Activities, including a scavenger hunt and instrument petting zoo, continue until 2:20 p.m. Children participating in the costume parade gather at 2:00 p.m., with the costume parade beginning shortly thereafter.  

Tickets start at $5 and are on sale now by phone at 937.228.3630, online at daytonperformingarts.org/tickets, or in person at the Box Office in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center downtown Dayton. 

For more information about the Philharmonster performance and its accompanying digital program, visit https://daytonperformingarts.org/ticket/philharmonster