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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and conductor Patrick Reynolds team with acrobats, clowns, and aerialists for thrilling family concert – February 7 at 3 pm in the Schuster Center


DAYTON OH (January 25, 2010) – On Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 3 pm in the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and conductor Patrick Reynolds join guest artists Cirque de la Symphonie for an afternoon of amazing family fun as they present “The Magic of Cirque,” the 2nd concert in the DPO’s 09-10 DP&L Family Series.

Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the concert hall. It is an exciting adaptation of performances by many of the best cirque artists in the world, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and jugglers. Cirque de la Symphonie’s first concert with the DPO concert (May 2009) played to a packed house, prompting their immediate re-engagement for this concert.

Maestro Reynolds and the young musicians of the DPYO will accompany the Cirque artists with a varied program of orchestral favorites including music from Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, and John Williams’s score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Come early for fun family activities in the Schuster Center Winter Garden beginning at 2 p.m., sponsored by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association.

Tickets for the concert range from $10 - $17 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at

The Family Series sponsor is Dayton Power & Light. The DPO’s 09-10 Education media partner is the Dayton Daily News.


About Cirque de la Symphonie
Cirque de la Symphonie is a new production formed to bring the magic of cirque to the music hall. It is an exciting adaptation of artistic performances widely seen in theaters and arenas everywhere. More than anything, it is an organization of many of the best cirque artists in the world, including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen.

Performers include the most amazing veterans of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world. These artists are the best in the business at what they do, and they include world record holders, gold-medal winners of international competitions, and some of the most original talent seen anywhere. They adapt their performances uniquely share the stage with symphony orchestras, and each artist’s performance is specially choreographed to match the chosen musical program.

About the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area’s most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences, strengthening our region’s existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestral programs where none exist. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras and is celebrating its 72nd anniversary this year.

The DPYO performs three concerts this season. In 2002, 2004, and 2006, the group was invited to perform at the Ohio Music Educators Association conferences. The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the DPO’s Family Concert Series, featuring collaborations with the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, the Gem City Ballet, the South Dayton Ballet, performance artist Dan Kamin, the Magic Circle Mime Company, and illustrator Rob Shepperson. In March 2008, a chamber orchestra from the DPYO participated in a production of Hans Krása’s opera Brundibar in a collaboration between the DPYO, the Dayton Opera, the Kettering Children’s Choir, and the Victoria Theatre Association.

The DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The orchestra is affiliated with the Youth Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.

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. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding 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.

Performance Place at the Schuster Center ~ 109 North Main Street, Suite 200 ~ Dayton, Ohio 45402

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