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Alpine Symphony
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents

Alpine Symphony

Mar 27 & Mar 28

Schuster Center


This production has been canceled. If you have tickets, please hold on to them and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance will be in touch with you about your options. For more information, please visit the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance website.

To say that this concert will be powerful is an understatement. There is the emotional power of Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply and the sheer WOW factor of Strauss’s massive tone poem, An Alpine Symphony.

After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Leonard Bernstein gave an eloquent response to this unspeakable tragedy. “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before”—the inspiration for Lucas Richman’s work and our musical reply to the senseless carnage in the Oregon District on August 4, 2019. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus joins the Orchestra in this moving work.

When Neal begins the second half of our concert with An Alpine Symphony, you’ll immediately notice that the Schuster stage is crowded! Nearly 100 musicians on (and some off-) stage playing not just “regulation” instruments, but also wind and thunder machines, cow bells, and bird calls in Strauss’s orchestral extravaganza. In this 24-hour hike up and down a Bavarian mountain, listen for a brilliant sunrise, the arduous ascent, a mountain pasture, a ferocious storm, a glacier, a beautiful sunset, and more. Supertitles will be your GPS on this musical journey!

LUCAS RICHMAN Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply
STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony


Sign interpretation and/or audio description available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets from Dayton Live. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

For detailed accessibility information, including seating, audio, and sign interpretation please visit our Accessibility page.


The Arts Garage, on the northwest corner of Second and Ludlow Streets, open for all performances at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and PNC Arts Annex. The Arts Garage is owned and operated by Dayton Live, so parking there actually helps support the arts venues used by all our great arts organizations. For more parking information, visit our Directions & Parking page.

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Alpine Symphony
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Mar 28, 8:00PM
Mar 28