Proof of vaccination or negative test required for patrons 12 and over at performances. Masks required for patrons 6 and over. Click here to learn about health and safety procedures.
Banner Close
Faded image of Beethoven superimposed over oceanside cliffs
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

Beethoven 7 And Strauss

Mar 18 & Mar 19

Schuster Center


As a postlude to St. Patrick’s Day, Stanford’s delightful Irish-inspired music weaves its emerald magic around the traditional “Londonderry Air” (a.k.a. “Danny Boy”). Strauss composed his virtuosic Concerto at the end of World War II for the acclaimed John de Lancie – a young U.S. Army corporal and principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in civilian life. Then, you may feel like dancing in the aisles when you hear Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, fairly whirling with rhythmic drive, vibrant energy, and uninhibited exuberance Wagner called it “the apotheosis of the dance itself.” Beethoven’s contemporaries wondered: Was he drunk? Has he gone mad? Musicologist Ernest Newman summed it up simply as “a divine intoxication of the spirit.”

Eileen Whalen, Oboe
Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No. 1
R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Age Recommendation

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age. For the consideration of all patrons, children on laps and/or babes in arms are not permitted at most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presentations.


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.

Ticket Information

Dayton Live is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

Health & Safety

Click here to learn about our most recent health and safety policies.

COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee

If you feel that COVID-19 conditions make it unsafe for you to attend a performance/event in one of our venues, you have several options! Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee.

phone icon

Dayton Live Ticket Office


Plus service fees. Prices subject to change.

Faded image of Beethoven superimposed over oceanside cliffs
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra


Mar 18, 8:00PM
Mar 18
Mar 19, 8:00PM
Mar 19