SHEENA EASTON vocalist
SAM HARRIS vocalist
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Top Ten artist Sheena Easton and award-winning Broadway performer and singer Sam Harris will take the stage with your Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Patrick Reynolds to bring a playlist of awesome 1980s tunes back to the future when they perform righteous hits from Wham!, Kool and the Gang, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Toto, and of course, their own hits!
Sheena Easton, international recording artist and stage and television/film actress topped the US Hot 100 in 1983, making her the third UK female solo artist to do so (after Petula Clark and Lulu). She’s a two-time Grammy winner with six nominations. She has five Gold albums and one Platinum album on her résumé. Ms. Easton is the first artist to ever hold a Top 5 hit on five different Billboard charts consecutively.
Sam Harris is known for taking the Grand Champion singer title on Star Search during its premiere season in 1983. He gained wide acclaim and became known for his winning rendition of the song "Over the Rainbow." His first single on Motown, "Sugar Don't Bite," hit the Top 40 in 1986. He has toured extensively, playing to sold-out audiences at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Universal Amphitheatre and London's West End. He is a Drama League Award Winner.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts. Never before have so many powerful forces in Dayton’s vibrant arts scene combined to such great effect! Come celebrate the riches of America’s genius and the breadth of Dayton’s talent in a spectacular mosaic of American opera, music, dance and song designed to kick off the 2015–2016 season in unforgettable style.
Where else Dayton would you see a collaboration of this magnitude? Experience the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach Society of Dayton, Human Race Theatre Company, The Muse Machine, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) all under one star-studded ceiling.
WINTEREGG Celebration / MOORE "Willow" and "Warm as the Autumn Light" from The Ballad of Baby Doe / FLOYD Revival Scene from Susannah / COPLAND "The Walk to the Bunk House" and "The Happy Ending" from The Red Pony / COPLAND "Stomp Your Foot," "Laurie's Song," and "The Promise of Living" from The Tender Land / STYNE Gypsy Overture / DARIEN & LEIGH "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha / WILLIAMS Dramatic excerpt from Glass Menagerie / HARLING Comic excerpt from Steel Magnolias / THOMPSON "The God Who Gave Us Life" and "I Shall Not Die Without Hope" from Testament of Freedom / ELLINGTON "The King of the Magi" and "Martin Luther King" from Three Black Kings / SIMON & GARFUNKEL "America" / WERLE "The Story of the Battle Hymn of the Republic" / WILHOUSKY "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Founded in 1927, Dayton Ballet School is the oldest dance school in Dayton and one of the oldest in the United States. It is the only ballet school in the Miami Valley associated with a professional dance company.
From the outset, the school’s primary goal has been to prepare dancers for professional careers. Some of our graduates have danced with prestigious companies, performed on Broadway, and taught in schools and universities.
We know, however, that most of our students will not pursue a career in dance.
These students benefit in many ways from dance by building grace and poise and obtaining the mental and physical discipline that promotes a strong and focused character. Many students follow related careers in physical therapy, costume design, scenic design or teaching.
Founder Josephine Schwarz asked that we continue the tradition established by her and Miss Hermene of “offering the highest quality dance training to professionals and non-professionals alike.”
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