Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents


Mar 14 & Mar 15, 2025

Schuster Center


Lili Boulanger: Of A Spring Morning
Lili Boulanger: Of A Sad Evening
Joel Thompson: Seven Last Words Of The Unarmed
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48

“Seven Last Words Of The Unarmed” is inspired by the final words of seven unarmed black men: Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., Trayvon Martin, Amadou Diallo, Michael Brown Jr., Oscar Grant III, John Crawford III, and Eric Garner. Bookending the piece are two contrasting works by Lili Boulanger and Fauré’s expressive and beautiful Requiem. The concert concludes with a discussion moderated by Reverend Joshua Ward of Omega Baptist Church.

Kayla Oderah, Soprano
Benjamin Taylor, Baritone
Dayton Philharmonic Chorus
Steven Hankle, Director
Neal Gittleman, Conductor
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

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. For this event, Dayton Performing Arts Alliance has been authorized to sell tickets within the scope of Dayton Live’s ticketing processes and procedures. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Ticket Office hours, call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra


Mar 14, 7:30PM
Mar 14
Mar 15, 7:30PM
Mar 15