A Celebration from Carillon Historical Park

September 12, 2020, 8:00 pm

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Dayton Philharmonic / Dayton Opera / Dayton Ballet
A DPAA Signature Event

The DPAA proudly presents A Celebration from Carillon Historical Park, a unique DPAA Signature Event showcasing the power and collaboration of all three art forms of the DPAA: Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Philharmonic. This event features DPAA ensemble and solo performances by musicians from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Dayton Opera singer Maya Vansuch performs two works accompanied by DPO string quintets. The DPAA also presents a virtual replay of an excerpt from Dayton Ballet’s recent production of The Great Gatsby

This Celebration from Carillon Historical Park includes beautiful works for ensembles, including Dvořák’s American Quartet for strings, Gabrieli’s Canzon Duodecimi Toni for brass, and Barber’s moving Adagio for Strings. Singer Vansuch performs “O mio babbino caro” and the patriotic “America the Beautiful” with two different DPO string quintets. Solo works are performed by percussionist Michael LaMattina, harpist Leslie Stratton, and trumpeter Charles Pagnard. Dayton Ballet and Carillon Historical Park is showcased in captivating videos from recordings and archival photos, set to music from past DPAA performances.

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is thrilled to be performing this virtual concert on location at the beautiful Carillon Historical Park. This 65-acre open-air history museum serves as the main campus for Dayton History and shares the amazing stories of how Dayton changed the world, so there are few better settings for this concert during these historic times than this historic site. The DPAA musicians and artists perform in the James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center, the park’s most popular venue, displaying a beautiful 19th century parlor railcar, summer trolley, and many other historic transportation artifacts. They also perform in the Eichelberger Pavilion in the recently-renovated, stunning two-story Grand Ballroom overlooking the picturesque Carillon Park grounds.