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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

Tchaikovsky's Passion

Nov 12 & Nov 13

Schuster Center


When isn’t Tchaikovsky a healing balm for the soul?! After nearly two years of the COVID scourge, this beloved composer promises to rekindle your spirits with the emotions of his haunting Sixth Symphony. Popular guest artist and principal cello of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower returns for Shostakovich’s masterpiece. A bravura showcase for the soloist, it encompasses a sardonic march, gorgeous lyrical melodies, a demanding, meditative cadenza, and a high-voltage finale. Jennifer Jolley’s “Blue Glacier Decoy,” inspired by a dance piece that evokes Pacific Northwest landscapes, includes the soothing recorded voice of dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown, urging us to find renewed balance in our lives.

Mark Kosower, Cello
Jennifer Jolley: Blue Glacier Decoy
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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

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