Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series – 2018-2019

Series Sponsor: Dayton Freight

The Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series is THE musical crossroads where rock meets orchestra, a celebration of “music that shaped a generation” performed by guest bands together with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The season takes off in style in November with a visit from a band that has been going to the edge for over 40 years as the DPO proudly welcomes Jefferson Starship! Then in late November, the DPO gives thanks for the musical talent of Dayton when over 30 local musicians and artists take the Schuster Center Stage with the DPO to present The Last Waltz: Live with the Dayton Philharmonic.

The Gem City gets its groove on in January when world-class vocalists and musicians from the ranks of The Miracles, The Capitols and former members of The Temptations join the DPO for The Magic of Motown. In February, the number-one Eagles tribute band, Hotel California, delivers a modern, action-packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium with A Salute to the Eagles. In late March, Dayton audiences will help Dayton favorites Jeans ’n Classics and the DPO determine The Top Twenty Rock Hits of All Time! April closes the Rockin’ Orchestra season with a performance very near to Maestro Neal Gittleman’s heart as the DPO and guest band Classical Mystery Tour take Dayton on a magical mystery tour through the complete Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Neal takes a closer look at this beloved album on the Sundae Classics Series on the Sunday following this spectacular Saturday concert.

Remember that when you subscribe to the Rockin’ Orchestra 6 Package, you are getting a FREE CONCERT when compared with buying single tickets (which have higher prices and added ticketing fees).

Neal Gittleman | Artistic Director and Conductor | Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra



Neal Gittleman

Neal Gittleman has been on the Dayton Philharmonic podium since September 1995. He continues to broaden the Orchestra's repertoire with more 20th century compositions and additional variety in programming. He has introduced a number of world, American, and Dayton Philharmonic premieres and has expanded performance collaboration within the Dayton arts community. In 2010, the Orchestra started a new in-house label, DPO Alive. There are now three releases which are sold as online downloads and physical CDs in the concert hall. With Maestro Gittleman at the helm, the Orchestra continues to enjoy renewed community support and increased artistic vision.