8:00 pm Saturday, January 31, 2015
Single tickets: $23 | $27 | $38 | $54 | $63 | $78
JEANS 'N CLASSICS music/theatre ensemble
JEAN MEILLEUR lead vocals
JOHN REGAN piano and vocals
PETER BRENNAN guitars
MITCH TYLER bass
JEFF CHRISTMAS drums
PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
HIGH SCHOOL HONORS CHOIR
It’s hard to imagine that English singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist Sir Elton Hercules John is in his mid-sixties or that he’s been collaborating with lyricist/songwriter Bernie Taupin for over 40 years—that is, unless you consider that the pair has produced more than 30 albums, Elton’s record sales have topped the 300 million mark, and he has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums and 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, earning him the ranking of the most successful male solo artist on Billboard’s Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.
To pay a proper tribute to such an accomplished musician, we’ve selected the talented musicians of the rock ensemble Jeans 'n Classics and a High School Honor Choir to join your DPO under the baton of Maestro Patrick Reynolds.
Jeans 'n Classics vocalist Jean Meilleur and amazing pianist John Regan, along with the rock-solid JnC backup ensemble and full orchestra, perform two dozen of Elton John’s greatest hits, many with choral accompaniment! Don't miss it.
8:00 pm Friday, February 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm Take Note
8:00 pm Saturday, February 7, 2015 | 7:00 pm Take Note
Single tickets: $11 | $14 | $25 | $38 | $49 | $61
Student tickets: $8 | $14
Educators Weekend: $14 for teachers, best available seats
MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas Overture
GINASTERA Harp Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major
NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor
LESLIE STRATTON harp
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Considered one of Latin America’s most important classical composers, Argentinian Alberto Ginastera wrote his Harp Concerto between 1956 and 1965, a time he considered to be his period of neo-expressionism. The final movement, Liberamente capriccioso—vivace (freely, in a whimsical or fanciful style, lively), shows off the entire range of the harp’s versatility and reflects South American dance rhythms.
DPO Principal Harpist Leslie Stratton portrays Ginastera's musical vision, especially the call-and-answer aspect of the extremely fast portion of the final movement, requiring consummate skill and brilliance.
Beethoven's Seventh Symphony has been called joyful, abstract, rhythmic, trendsetting, and even convention-breaking. Wagner referred to it as "the apotheosis of dance." It’s almost as if Beethoven had never heard of Franz Josef Haydn or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The second movement proved so instantly popular that the audience called for its encore; in fact, its immediate success and popularity caused the second movement to be performed quite often completely detached from the rest of the symphony as if it were a symphony unto itself. Beethoven called the Seventh one of his best works. We think you'll agree!
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Teachers: We're Celebrating
Your Hard Work, February 6/7
The DPAA Education Department is privileged to witness the hard work of a wide range of teachers in the Dayton region.
Your dedication is cherished.
So, we are welcoming area teachers, librarians, and homeschool parents from the Dayton and Miami Valley region to attend the program "Folk Rhythms, Great Masters" at the Schuster Center on February 6 and 7.
This special price is valid for active educators (preschool through high school) on a first-come/first-served basis as long as we have seats to offer. There is no household limit for tickets.
Teachers may call (888) 228-3630 to reserve your tickets. Not available on internet. Please mention "teacher weekend" when you speak with the Ticket Center Stage agent and provide school, homeschool network or library designation.
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