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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Announces Important Changes to the Remainder of Its 2019–2020 Season

DAYTON, OH (May 6, 2020) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently extended the stay-at-home order for Ohio until the end of May 2020, and he has reiterated his clear commitment to a phased-in approach to opening the Ohio economy. Additionally, the DPAA continues to keep the safety and well-being of their performers, staff, and patrons at the forefront of their minds as they look forward to the summer and beyond. Therefore, after much analysis and concern, the DPAA has made some very difficult decisions regarding its remaining 2019–2020 DPAA performances. The decision for each remaining 2019–2020 performance is as follows:

Original Dates Revised Dates Current Status
Alpine Symphony March 27 & 28  CANCELED CANCELED
Beethoven 1st and The Firebird May 8 & 9 August 18 & 19 CANCELED
Beethoven’s Eroica June 5 & 6 ———– CANCELED
Havana Nights April 17 & 18 July 22 & 23 CANCELED
The Rat Pack, Symphonic May 15 & 16 August 24 & 25 CANCELED
Rockin’ Orchestra
The Music of The Rolling Stones March 21  July 5 CANCELED
Super Diamond May 23 August 6 CANCELED
Strings and Piano Salon March 15 July 26 As Scheduled
Concertmaster’s Choice May 3 August 23 As Scheduled
Jane in Concert  March 14 June 14 CANCELED
Heritage Day Concert at Carillon Park May 24 September 5 TENTATIVE
Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert June 13 June 26, 2021 RESCHEDULED
Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert June 27 ———– CANCELED
Stained Glass
New Season Ministry March 29 ———– CANCELED
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church May 17 ———– CANCELED
Opera Star Recital: Angel Blue March 22 June 21 CANCELED – Returning in 2020–2021 Season
Going for Baroque! April 24 & 26 June 26 & 28 CANCELED
Innovations April 2, 3, 4 & 5 CANCELED CANCELED


Ticketing Information
For any performance with a rescheduled date, DPAA current ticketholders will automatically be transferred to the new date, with seat selection remaining the same.

For patrons with tickets to a performance that has been canceled, the DPAA offers the following options:

* Donate the value of your tickets to the DPAA. Your tax-deductible donation today means that the next time you join us for a Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, or Dayton Philharmonic performance, we will be here to share the joy of live performances with you once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization.

“Every cent counts and brings us closer to being able to survive this perilous time for the performing arts,” said Dayton Philharmonic Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman. “If you can donate your ticket, you’ll help make sure that we will be here ready to perform for you when this crisis finally ends.”

* Put the value of your tickets on account. The Ticket Office can put your funds on account for future use.

* Apply the value of your tickets toward a down payment for your 2020–2021 DPAA subscription or to your existing payment plan for your existing 2020–2021 DPAA subscription. If you are planning to renew your subscription to one of our DPAA performance series, or if you are ordering a new subscription for our exciting upcoming season, you can use the value of your tickets toward your subscription down payment. If you have already ordered a 2020–2021 subscription, you can use the value of your tickets toward your existing payment plan. Either way, we are thrilled you will be joining us when our new season begins in September!

* Receive a refund if your performance has been canceled. If your performance has been canceled, we can refund you for your tickets. However, we encourage you to consider the role that the performing arts play in your life and how vital the arts are to the culture, vibrancy and very fabric of our Dayton community. We ask that you consider donating the value of your tickets or putting that value on account in order to support the performing arts of the DPAA that we all so adore.

“We made each of the decisions regarding our 2019–2020 performances one by one with the safety and well-being of our musicians, dancers, vocalists, staff, and patrons fully in our hearts,” said DPAA President and CEO Pat McDonald. “While we are sad to have to cancel many of the remaining 2019–2020 performances, we are thrilled to have our sights set on the upcoming 2020–2021 season, and we cannot wait to welcome everyone back to celebrate the joy that Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic brings to all of us when we get underway again!”

To carry out the ticketing options listed above, please call the ticketing office at (937) 228-3630 or send an email to tickets@daytonlive.org. The Dayton Live Ticket Office phones are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also visit the DPAA website at https://daytonperformingarts.org/covid-19/ and click on the link beside each performance for a streamlined approach to ticketing options.

The DPAA kindly requests that you make a decision regarding your tickets no later than June 16, 2020. If you do not contact us by this date, we will assume that you have chosen to donate the value of your tickets to the DPAA, and we thank you with the deepest gratitude for your donation.

Please keep in mind that when calling the Dayton Live Ticket Office, due to high volumes you may be on hold for some time and it may take two to three business days to process your request. We appreciate your patience and your understanding.


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.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
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Dayton, Ohio 45402
Office hours of operation: weekdays, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm