Contact: Angela Whitehead

Communications & Media Manager

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Phone 937-224-3521 x1138

[email protected]


DAYTON, OH (February 26, 2019) – On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance will present the fourth and final concert in the 2018–2019 Dayton Power & Light Foundation Family Series, Bach to the Future. The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, under the leadership of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will provide the music for this unique concert experience, which unites the Youth Orchestra with imaginative and captivating visual theater.

In addition to being the Family Series Sponsor for 2018–2019, DPAA’s Innovation Partner for this 2018-2019 Vistas Season is also the DP&L Foundation: Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts.

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra invites the Platypus Theatre Company to the Schuster Center, where together they will introduce concertgoers both young and young-at-heart to the magical world of classical music.

The Platypus Theatre Company has set out on a mission to create the next generation of classical music lovers. In partnership with visionary orchestras like the DPYO, they give young audiences the opportunity to explore music on a deeper level. Young audiences learn the power of creativity and self-empowerment while exploring musical eras and forms.

In Bach to the Future, Corky asks her eccentric Uncle Siegfried to help her with her student project on classical music. While poking around in his peculiar workshop, she accidentally combines the ingredients of a magical musical spell, making her tumble through time to meet some of the world’s most fascinating composers. Hopscotching through the ages of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák and Shostakovich, Corky must discover the secret musical formula that will bring her home. Will she be able to get back to the present and finish her schoolwork in time? Join us for this delightful Family Concert to find out!

Tickets for Bach to the Future are $22 for adults and $14 for children and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org.  Senior, teacher and military 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 Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is made up of 94 members from 24 area schools and homeschools and is under the leadership of Dr. Patrick Reynolds. The orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestra musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras.

The DPYO performs 3 concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2014, and 2019 Ohio Music Education Association conferences. The DPYO also appears regularly on the DPO Family Concert Series.

DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Orchestra Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Conductor

Now in his 21st season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Reynolds conducts over two dozen performances with the DPO each season, including Magic Carpet, SPARK – School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids – and Young People’s Concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area. In addition, he has conducted the DPO in Classical and Chamber subscription concerts, as well as Pops and summer concerts. Reynolds is in his 19th season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY) and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Patrick Reynolds earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton.

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.