Art That Moves: 2023-2024 Season Announced!

It’s the anticipation of an orchestra tuning and the thrill of the performance. It’s the momentum of a dancer flying across the stage in a gravity-defying leap. It’s the deep sorrow you feel in the final moments of a heart-wrenching operatic performance and the calm reflection that follows. Nothing moves us like the performance arts. We can’t wait to share another soul-stirring season with you starting in September 2023.

Explore all upcoming Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances and events below.

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The Paul Simon Songbook

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, June 10, 2023

Enjoy an evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon explores his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo albums. All arrangements…

Stained Glass Concert: New Season Ministry

New Season Ministry

5:00 pm Sunday, June 11, 2023

The Dayton Philharmonic’s Stained Glass Concerts are part of a series of community outreach efforts called the Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts in honor of the late Mrs. Norma Ross,…

Season Opening Celebration: Prince Orlofsky's Grand Masquerade

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, September 16, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, September 17, 2023

The 2023–24 season opens with a bang: a grand masquerade! All three art forms—DPAA’s Opera, Philharmonic, and Ballet—take the stage in an evening of extravagant celebration. At the heart of…

Steve Hackman's Tchaikovsky X. Drake

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, September 23, 2023

Experience a one-of-a-kind fusion, blending music from two composer-romanticists separated by a century. R&B/hip-hop artist Drake’s melodies weave throughout Tchaikovsky’s epic Fifth Symphony.

Pictures at an Exhibition

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, September 29, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, September 30, 2023

An evening teeming with orchestra showpieces! Following an exhilarating Dayton Philharmonic debut in 2022, Aleksandra Kasman returns to celebrate the Rachmaninoff Sesquicentennial with his Paganini Rhapsody. Another rhapsody opens the…

Jeans 'n Classics: Music of Queen

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, October 7, 2023

We will rock you! Musicians Jeans ‘n Classics join the Philharmonic for an amazing musical night paying homage to the legacy of Queen and front man Freddie Mercury.

Young People's Concert: Musical Mysteries

Schuster Center

11:30 am Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Lemony Snicket’s murder-mystery picture book “The Composer is Dead” comes to life in Nathaniel Stookey’s imaginative composition for orchestra.

Star Wars A New Hope: Film with Orchestra

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, October 14, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, October 15, 2023

In this intergalactic epic, Luke Skywalker joins forces with an unlikely cast of characters to restore peace to the galaxy. Luke discovers his destiny during the struggle, which includes a…

Dracula: Bloodlines

Victoria Theatre

7:30 pm Friday, October 27, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, October 28, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, October 29, 2023

Dracula: Bloodlines returns to haunt the Victoria Theatre! The ballet transports audiences to 15th-century Transylvania, delving into the backstory of how the merciless Vlad the Impaler became the infamous Dracula.

Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Victoria Theatre

7:30 pm Saturday, November 4, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, November 5, 2023

Dayton Opera presents Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Performed on Broadway and in opera houses worldwide, the Tony Award-winning modern masterpiece boasts…

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