Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman returns to the podium to conduct a program showcasing three composers’ meditations on the aftermath of war. Perspectives welcomes the Dayton premiere of a long-awaited (thanks to COVID) commission of Michael Schelle’s Resilience, a double concerto featuring DPO principal viola Sheridan Currie and principal cello Jonathan Lee. Resilience commemorates the end of WWII, with its final movement a fervent prayer for peace. Lili Boulanger’s For a Soldiers Funeral laments a soldier’s burial with solo baritone Kenneth Shaw and the Dayton Philharmonic Chorus, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ beautiful and compelling reflection on the aftermath of WWI in his “Pastoral” Symphony.
Fueled by the music of composers like Verdi, Mendelssohn, Liszt, performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, The Mysterious Maestro races through dark nights and hidden caverns and explores the nature of musical perfection and a passion that restores the beauty of music in Hamelin for all to enjoy!
The 1940s and the 1950s were the decades of dance! “Swing is the Thing” features two world champion swing dancers and two fabulous vocalists. From Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, to Bill Haley and the Comets and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Dayton Philharmonic highlights the biggest dance hits from the decades of dance that we all know and love.
Based on Nordic and Germanic myths, Das Rheingold (The Gold from the Rhine) is the “preliminary evening” to Wagner’s epic masterwork, The Ring Cycle. This groundbreaking “total work of art” fully integrates music, poetry, drama, costume, and set design in a sweeping, intense marathon of sight and sound. This will be the first production of Das Rheingold in the history of Dayton Opera.
This beloved story features a cast of your favorite characters, such as the swashbuckling Pirates, the wandering Lost Boys, the menacing Captain Hook, and his toothy sidekick, the Crocodile, and the sparkling and sprightly Tinkerbell. Accompanied by enchanting music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet's journey to Neverland will leave your heart feeling forever young!
March 10, 2023 7:30 pm
March 12, 2023 2:30 pm
March 26, 2023 3:00 pm
Kettering Middle School
March 31, 2023 7:30 pm
April 14, 2023 7:30 pm
EVERY WEEKEND on Discover Classical!
In collaboration with Discover Classical, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is proud to broadcast DPAA programs on Discover Classical! Every weekend, Discover Classical will broadcast a previously recorded concert programming from Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, or the Dayton Philharmonic for the southwest Ohio region to tune in and enjoy from the comfort of their homes.
DAYTON, OH (Feb. 14, 2023) – Dayton Performing Arts Alliance continues Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-2023 Masterworks Series with Tchaikovsky’s “Polish” Symphony and pianist Spencer Myer, performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, February 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.
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