DAYTON, OH (December 15, 2018) – On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present the third concert in the 2018–2019 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series, The Magic of Motown. Media Sponsor for the Rockin’ Orchestra Series is WYSO.
As the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and its musical Vistas flow into 2019, Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will host guest artists the Motortown All-Stars to celebrate 50 years of Motown music magic.
The Motortown All-Stars feature vocalists from the ranks of legendary Motown groups including The Capitols, The Miracles, and The Temptations. This performance will deliver the harmonies and the choreography that we’ve come to know and love as integral to these songs. The night will be overflowing with songs from throughout the Motown catalog, including those by The Miracles, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and more. Originally the music of Motown was called the “sound of young America,” but it soon became the soundtrack of every generation of Americans. These indelible musical hooks are now part of all aspects of our lives, from movie soundtracks to television commercials to music remixes.
The DPO and the Motortown All-Stars will be performing some of the most popular songs in Motown music history. There is “Nowhere to Run” to but to the Schuster Center the first weekend in January to get into the groove and start the New Year off just right!
Tickets for The Magic of Motown start 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.