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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

East Meets West

Jan 7 & Jan 8

Schuster Center


Kasia Borowiec’s operatic and Saili Oak’s Hindustani voices meld gloriously in Reena Esmail’s “My Sister’s Voice,” “one of the most beautiful new pieces I have ever heard,” says Neal Gittleman, “and the reason this entire concert came together — a perfect convergence of East and West.” While many composers of Western classical music, like Mozart and Rameau, have looked to exotic lands for inspiration, Reena’s Indian musical roots let her look West and East as her composition about sisterhood soars to ecstatic heights. Strauss also had a way with the female voice, and never more gorgeously than in the finale of his opera Der Rosenkavalier. He captures its beauty in the Suite that crowns our concert with ravishing melodies and seductive waltzes that transport you to Vienna’s opulent golden age.

Saili Oak, Hindustani Singer
Kasia Borowiec, Soprano
Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio Overture
Reena Esmail: Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (“My Sister’s Voice”)
Rameau: Music from Les Indes Galantes (“The Amorous Indies”)
Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite

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.


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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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