DAYTON, OH (January 4, 2019) – On Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 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 the third concert in the 2018–2019 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Cirque Musica: Crescendo.

Cirque Musica’s Crescendo is a symphonic theatrical production combining a stirring musical performance from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) with the physical feats of international cirque artists. Cirque Musica is a visual experience for the entire family, blending the spell-binding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest music of all time.

Cirque Musica has traveled the world blending the majesty of two wonderful artistic traditions: cirque artistry and symphonic music. The Dayton Philharmonic and guest violinist Veronica Gan will perform some of the great classical works from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Korsakov, Smetana, Holst, Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Copland and Wagner. And the renowned physical artists of Cirque Musica will interpret the music physically as no one else can.

Audience members will be on the edge of their seats as cirque performers and classical music soar through the Schuster atmosphere. It will be a feast for both the eyes and the ears!

Join the DPO for the night when the circus comes to town . . . and sets up the tent inside the Schuster!

Tickets for Cirque Musica: Crescendo begin at $24 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.