Art That Moves: 2023-2024 Season

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

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The Nutcracker

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

2:30 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, December 9, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, December 10, 2023

7:30 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

2:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023

7:30 pm Saturday, December 16, 2023

2:30 pm Sunday, December 17, 2023

Create a lifetime of memories with family and friends at The Nutcracker. Performed with live orchestra, the beloved holiday tradition returns to the Schuster Center. Travel with Clara as her mysterious…

Handel's Messiah

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Escape from the holiday hustle and bustle with the Philharmonic and Chamber Chorus and immerse yourself in one of the most glorious oratorios of all time, Handel’s Messiah.

The Nutcracker: Sensory Friendly

Schuster Center

2:00 pm Friday, December 15, 2023

This special presentation of The Nutcracker is great for all families, but especially for those with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning, or cognitive atypicality. 

Huddle Up: Music of Sports

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Saturday, January 6, 2024

Conductor—and our sportscaster for the evening—Neal Gittleman leads the Philharmonic in a fun-for-the-whole-family concert that celebrates the music of sports! 

Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, January 12, 2024

7:30 pm Saturday, January 13, 2024

Amid appearances with the world’s top ensembles, emerging conductor Kensho Watanabe leads the Philharmonic in a tribute to Rachmaninoff’s Sesquicentennial with one of the composer’s most beloved works, Symphony No.…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, February 9, 2024

2:00 pm Saturday, February 10, 2024

Relive the film that started it all while a live orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event as Harry, Ron, Hermione and all your favorite characters…

Swan Lake

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, February 16, 2024

7:30 pm Saturday, February 17, 2024

2:30 pm Sunday, February 18, 2024

Set to Tchaikovsky’s romantic score (performed live by the Philharmonic), Septime Webre’s Swan Lake is a perennial favorite, featuring gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes, and dramatic choreography that includes ballerinas moving…

Magic Carpet Concerts: Once Upon a Time

Masonic Center

11:30 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

11:30 am Wednesday, February 28, 2024

11:30 am Thursday, February 29, 2024

The timeless tale of Peter and the Wolf is brought to life by members of DBII (the Ballet’s pre-professional dance company), our Opera Artists-in-Residence, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Geared specifically…

Brahms: A German Requiem

Schuster Center

7:30 pm Friday, March 8, 2024

7:30 pm Saturday, March 9, 2024

Brahms’ inspiring and moving German Requiem, including both orchestra and chorus, is a pinnacle work written after the wrenching loss of his mother. Another kind of memorial opens the concert:…

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: On Broadway!

Schuster Center

2:30 pm Sunday, March 10, 2024

Enjoy Broadway hits without the hassle of traveling to New York! No need to pack or buy a plane ticket, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Opera Artists-in-Residence perform songs and overtures…

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