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Partygoers compete for tickets to DPO’s November Schuster Center Special Event THE MUSIC OF ABBA starring the Swedish rock group ARRIVAL

Dayton, Ohio (October 20, 2009) – In celebration of the Swedish ensemble ARRIVAL’S upcoming visit to Dayton and their performance at the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s November 14th Concert, The Music of ABBA, the Orchestra is partnering with Therapy Café, 452 East Third Street, to hold a Halloween happening that combines the outrageous styles of the 1970’s, a karaoke contest, plenty of blazing disco music and dancing, plus prizes courtesy of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) and the Dayton Racquet Club (DRC). Tickets to The Music of ABBA Concert and DRC $25 dining certificates will be among the most sought-after prizes of the evening.

Prizes will be awarded to karaoke performers who best capture the Seventies feel through style and singing. Awards may be given to single performers, couples or groups, at the discretion of the judges. Door prizes will also be given. As you might imagine, the judges recommend that partygoers perform to the seventies music of their choice. As always, the incomparable Nancy Sell of Nancy’s Karaoke will guide the stage action.

The doors to Therapy Café open at 4:00, dining opens at 6:00, and the karaoke stage will be hitting its stride right around 9:00 pm. There is no cover charge until 9. Even then, Dwaine Wheeler of Therapy Café has set the wayback button for 1970, so the cover charge is only $3! Look for additional seventies-era favorites like the ubiquitous popcorn machine, glittering disco ball and drinks like Harvey Wallbangers.

Why all the excitement? “We’re turning it up to eleven to spread the word about the DPO’s huge day on November 14th which includes the ARRIVAL concert at 8 pm and a fantastic pre-concert party hosted by our own Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association at 6 pm, just before the concert,” says DPO Marketing Director Dave Bukvic. “This fall, we’re tripping back to an era when polyester and gold chains ruled. Once in awhile, the DPO likes to break out a Fifth of Beethoven and boogie down.”

Coming up in November…

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Volunteer Association presents
“ABBA Salute to the 70’s”
Pre-concert disco party at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center, 6:00 pm
November 14, 2009 (Cost: $55)

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents
ARRIVAL featuring “The Music of ABBA
Special Event Concert at the Mead Theatre in the Schuster Center, 8:00 pm
November 14, 2009 (Cost: $29-$79) Save $4 on the concert ticket price when purchased in person at the Schuster box office. Group sales rates available.

Tickets available at (888) 228-3630 or

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The music of the former Swedish rock group ABBA is now hotter than ever. More than nostalgia, it’s the timeless combination of wall-of-sound arrangements, infectious lyrics, disco beat, and outrageous outfits. The Swedish group ARRIVAL, an authentic 12-member ensemble, even includes some of the original ABBA musicians! The group, which started out in 1995 as a trademark created by Vicky Zetterberg, is today the largest-touring ABBA show in the world, having visited over 20 nations worldwide. Theirs is the only show in the world with exclusive rights to create exact versions of ABBA’s original costumes, with exclusive permission approved by Owe Sandström, who originally created and designed all the original ABBA apparel. ARRIVAL performs such songs as Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money, and Waterloo, with note-perfect musical excellence and style-perfect onstage presence.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.

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