Contact: Angela Whitehead

Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Phone 937-224-3521 x1138

[email protected]


DAYTON, OH (August 9, 2019) – On Saturday, September 7, 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 Apollo 13 in Concert, a Film with Live Orchestra!

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.

Released in 1995, Apollo 13 stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, and Bill Paxton as astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, the astronauts on board this harrowing journey to the moon. While en route, an explosion caused a critical systems failure, forcing Mission Control to abort the lunar landing. As the astronauts struggle to come to grips with their perilous situation, and with oxygen and electrical supplies dwindling aboard the ailing spacecraft, Flight Director Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) and his team mount a desperate attempt to bring the three men home safely.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the founding of NASA in 1958, Film Concerts Live! is proud to present Apollo 13 in Concert. Audiences will be able to experience renowned composer James Horner’s entire Oscar®-nominated score performed live to picture by a full symphony orchestra, in what will be an emotional and truly unforgettable cinematic concert event!

Apollo 13 in Concert is one of three exciting Films with Live Orchestra coming in the 2019–2020 Titans Season. Neal Gittleman will conduct the entire score to all three full-length feature movies as follows:

* Apollo 13 in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., Schuster Center

* Star Wars: A New Hope™ – Film with Live Orchestra – Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., Schuster Center

* Raiders of the Lost Ark – Film with Live Orchestra – Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., Schuster Center

Maestro Gittleman will lead the DPO in providing the full orchestral accompaniment to these blockbuster films with the soundtracks stripped of all orchestral music; only the actors’ dialogue and vocals remain. The result will be three engaging and electric experiences of film and live musical score – surround sound at its outright finest!

Tickets for Apollo 13 in Concert – Film with Live Orchestra begin at $27 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.

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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.