Fri. 12, 7:30 pm ~ Sat. 13, 2:30 pm ~ Sat. 13, 7:30 pm ~ Sun. 14, 2:30 pm
Fri. 19, 7:30 pm ~ Sat. 20, 2:30 pm ~ Sat. 20, 7:30 pm ~ Sun. 21, 2:30 pm
New additional date and time! Monday 22, 4:30 pm
Single tickets: $11 | $17 | $21 | $38 | $54 | $72
KAREN RUSSO BURKE choreographer
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Last season saw the premiere of a marvelous new production of Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition... Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker.
With new choreography by Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke, new sets by designer Ray Zupp, and new costumes by Lowell Mathwich, the story of little Clara and her adventures reaches a new artistic zenith. The elegance, grace and sheer athleticism of Dayton Ballet's star dancers, core ensemble and extended ensemble bring the drama to immediate, colorful life. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, again takes up residence in the orchestra pit, giving Tchaikovsky's music the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it deserves.
Where better to enjoy this classic ballet and experience the full depth of this wonderful music than at the Schuster Center for the Performing Arts, one of the top performance halls in the nation?
Join us for the holiday classic.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday, December 21, 6:30 pm
Single tickets: Adult – $29 | Sr/Ed/Mil – $27 | Student/Child – $14
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
MINNITA DANIEL-COX soprano
JENNIFER PANARA mezzo-soprano
JOSHUA WHEEKER tenor
ANDREW LOVATO bass
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR
HANK DAHLMAN choir director
It was 1741, and George Frideric Handel was drowning…financially and artistically.
Two operas that he had recently written had flopped miserably, and it appeared that he would have to leave England. He needed a savior in the worst of all possible ways. A former collaborator advised him to drop opera for the oratorio form.
That, coupled with an invitation from an Irish politician to participate in a sort of oratorio festival, led Handel to join with his collaborator friend and compose an oratorio about the birth and passion of Christ. Friendly advice and a timely invitation proved Handel’s salvation, making the name of the oratorio he’d composed, Messiah (which means "savior" or "liberator"), quite appropriate.
The result was one of the best-loved sacred musical works of all time. Join us for this holiday favorite.
A DPAA SIGNATURE EVENT
Wednesday, December 31, 8:00 to 10:30 pm
Single tickets: $19 | $32 | $43 | $57 | $69
GOLDMAN On the Mall March | BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture | L. MOZART Musical Sleigh Ride | COPLAND Saturday Night Waltz | TCHAIKOVSKY-GLAZUNOV Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher: Meditation | DVORAK Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, No. 8 | PUCCINI Turandot: Nessun Dorma | BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 6 | VERDI Il Trovatore: Ah, si ben mio | BEETHOVEN Scherzo from Symphony No. 3 | PROKOFIEV Gavotte from Romeo and Juliet | STYNE Gypsy Overture | PORTER "I Get a Kick Out of You" | STRAUSS II On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC | NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
DAYTON BALLET dancers | DAYTON OPERA vocals
The theme for this festive evening is the many places on the map, both near and far-flung, that have inspired the world's greatest music. From Vienna to the American West, from Rome to New York, from St. Petersburg to Milan, from Salzburg to Prague, these are the fruitful origins of some of the most famous classical music, dance and opera in Western civilization.
The New Year’s Eve traditions you’ve come to love and anticipate will again be part of this evening’s festivities: delicious food-by-the-bite in the Wintergarden beforehand, a flute of champagne at intermission, and a colorful climactic balloon drop.
It's an excellent option for those looking for an end-of-year tradition that favors the 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm time and sets the tone for whatever else you might want to do that night before the clock strikes twelve. Reserve your seats now!
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Great holiday gift idea!
Four Fridays ~ 2015 ~ 8:00 pm
July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is announcing its very first Summer Music Festival in downtown Dayton... and it’s on sale now!
This new four-concert series is performed, festival style, on consecutive Friday nights in July 2015 - bringing you the best touring groups backed by your own Dayton Philharmonic at the Schuster Center.
Guitar Heroes kicks off the festival on July 10, 2015 featuring DPO favorites Jeans ’n Classics who will showcase two of their hottest guitarists. Next, we welcome Swedish group Arrival with the iconic music of 1970’s and 1980’s supergroup ABBA. Then we pay tribute to The King as we host four vocalists who reveal different facets of the music of Elvis Presley. To wrap up the series, we welcome Sam Harris and Sheena Easton to our stage for a the sparkling revue Rewind: The Music of the 80’s.
Stay cool and comfortable in July, and hear your favorite music in the acoustic splendor of the Mead Theatre.
Of course, we know you may need to schedule around vacation dates...
Unlike other summer events, subscribers may exchange the retail value of any Summer In The City ticket for any other DPAA Ballet, Opera or Philharmonic event! Use your house credit for any 2014-2015 event or later on for any 2015-2016 event when they go on sale in May of 2015.
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The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance offers FlexPass subscriptions in packs of 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12, with prices from $194. The passes can be used for best available seats for any Ballet, Opera or Philharmonic performances from now through June 20, 2015. FlexPasses may be exchanged for specific tickets within thirty days of the selected performance. And you'll receive subscriber benefits such as the VIP Dining Card (see below). Through December we will include a free DPO CD, “The Romantics,” with every order. Click here or call (888) 228-3630.
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