DAYTON, OH (January 3, 2022) – On Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8:00 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) pay homage to The Rocket Man with a 2021‒2022 Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series Concert called Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute. The DPO welcomes to the stage the guest artist Craig Meyer for this performance.

Craig Meyer has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making strong impressions in theatre, film, television and music. Throughout Meyer’s busy career, he was repeatedly approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny ability to sound like the rock-and-roll legend. Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere celebrating his work.

This concert takes the audience on a journey through decades of chart-topping from Elton John, including “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Candle in the Wind,” and, of course, his signature “Crocodile Rock.” A January evening in the New Year with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Craig Meyer will surely help everyone remember when rock was young!

Safety Protocols
The DPAA is excited to welcome audiences back to the 2021–2022 Season. The health and safety of patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. Beginning November 22, 2021, in partnership with DPAA’s venue partner Dayton Live, the following new health and safety protocols are in place at all performances and events until further notice:

  • Vaccination and Testing – Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 testing will no longer be required to attend performances at Dayton Live venues, including the Schuster Center and the Victoria Theatre.
  • Masks – Masks will be required for all patrons over the age of 6 during the entire visit while attending a DPAA performance or event. Mask must cover both nose and mouth.

Tickets for Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute start at $5 and are available at the box office by calling (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 (DPAA) 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 greater Dayton community, with a mission to be the community’s indispensable source for traditional, diverse and innovative experiences in ballet, opera, and orchestral music. The vision of the DPAA is to transform lives through the power of music and dance. The DPAA offers a wide variety of performance and education programs, setting a new standard for artistic excellence. DPAA performances reach an audience of more than 90,000 people annually, and their rich arts education programming serves over 60,000 schoolchildren in 150 schools in the Miami Valley. These performances and education initiatives are made possible in part through major support provided by the Ohio Arts Council, Culture Works, the City of Dayton, Montgomery County and the National Endowment for the Arts.