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Beethoven 1 and The Firebird

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Seating will be limited, and patrons will be seated in a socially-distanced configuration. Safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all patrons, staff, and musicians. Click here for details. This performance will be approx. 50 minutes with no intermission.

Location Date and Time
Schuster Center May 1, 2021 6:00 pm
Schuster Center May 1, 2021 8:30 pm

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Available for on-demand viewing after Virtual Stream premiere

This performance will be live-streamed as it is being performed live in theater so that audience members can enjoy this concert in real time from the comfort of home. The performance stream will be available for on demand viewing through June 30, 2021.


Location Date and time
Virtual May 1, 2021 8:30 pm

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Enjoy DPAA Virtual Streams performances from Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic from the safety and comfort of home. The in-theater performance of this program will be recorded and will be available after its premiere for on demand viewing through June 30, 2021.


Location Date and time
Virtual May 6, 2021 8:30 pm

Beethoven 1 and The Firebird

Duration of performance: approx. 50 minutes (no intermission)

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

NEAL GITTLEMAN artistic director and conductor

Composed on the threshold of a new century, Beethoven’s First Symphony broke free from the influence of Haydn and Mozart and was certainly viewed as iconoclastic by the Viennese audience of 1800. The DPO concludes a two-year celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with this visit to Symphony No. 1. Composed for the renowned Ballets Russes, Stravinsky’s sumptuous Suite from The Firebird is filled with the stuff of legends: a prince, captive princesses, the Firebird’s magic feather, and the evil ogre Kastchei. Vibrant colors and rich harmonies glitter and pulse with fantastic effects, ending with a shimmering climax proclaiming a happy ever-after.