Friday 13, 7:30 pm | Saturday 14, 2:30 pm
Saturday 14, 7:30 pm | Sunday 15, 2:30 pm
Friday 20, 7:30 pm | Saturday 21, 2:30 pm
Saturday 21, 7:30 pm | Sunday 22, 2:30 pm
Dayton Ballet | Karen Russo Burke, Artistic Director | Schuster Center
A glittering new production!
Come with us into a dream world of dancing snowflakes and the sweetest of artistic treats, all exemplified by amazing dancers choreographed by Karen Russo Burke.
Revel in pure fantasy with dazzling new costumes by resident costumer Lowell Mathwich. Enjoy the debut of the state-of-the-art set designed by Ray Zupp that will transport you to a magical world of wonder and whimsy.
You will be enthralled as our beautiful dancers move to Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, performed by Maestro Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic.
So join us. It's a superb tradition that will complete your family's holiday.
Tickets from $21
Messiah by George Friderich Handel
Westminster Presbyterian Church | December 22 | 6:30 pm
General Admission Seating
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor | DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CHAMBER CHOIR, HANK DAHLMAN director | CAITLIN CISLER soprano | RYU-KYUNG KIM alto | IAN JOSÉ RAMIREZ tenor | KENNETH STAVERT baritone
It was 1741, and George Frideric Handel's operas were quickly losing currency. He was drowning, financially and artistically. A former collaborator advised him to drop opera for the oratorio form.
Some critics believe that Handel allowed opera to influence the composition of Messiah, a theory that seems to enjoy historical confirmation; in Handel’s time, orchestras, soloists, and choirs performed Messiah in theaters more often than in churches.
Now, Handel’s Messiah finds eager acceptance at Christmas. With no actual character dialogue, the drama relies entirely on the communication of the story of Christ in sacred words, as well as in the powerful, emotionally stirring, beautiful music.
Tickets: Adult $28 | Senior $26 | Student $14
Signature Event: New Year's Eve Around The World
Dayton Philharmonic | Dayton Opera | Dayton Ballet
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 ~ 8:00 pm | Schuster Center
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor | JESSICA HUNG violin | DONA NOUNÉ-WIEDMANN violin | MICHAEL SUMUEL bass-baritone | DAYTON BALLET dancers
Works by Winteregg, Wagner, Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Lumbye, Dvořák, Ginastera, Akpabot, Gardel, Gershwin, Rodgers, and Strauss II.
This New Year’s Eve, all three members of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance – dancers from the Dayton Ballet, a singer from the Dayton Opera, and the instrumentalists of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra – will get together, combine their respective talents, and celebrate the New Year with a festive program that delves into the music of different cultures and countries around the world: Africa, Bohemia, England, France, Russia, and of course, Austria.
Of course, you'll enjoy the New Year’s Eve traditions you’ve come to love: delicious food-by-the bite in the Wintergarden beforehand, a flute of champagne at intermission, and a balloon drop finale.
Tickets from $13
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