Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 2022-2023 Season
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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 2022-2023 Season

Events In This Series

An actor stand in front of the Birdland sign
2022-2023 Season

Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2022

Schuster Center

Fusing classical and jazz styles into an intriguing mix, CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD is a powerful expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of the jazz genius.

A cathedral with spires and turrets
2022-2023 Season

Far Away Places: Scheherazade

Oct 21 - Oct 22, 2022

Schuster Center

Rimsky-Korsakov’s alluring showpiece whisks you off to that exotic world with music that’s languid and sensuous, shimmering and romantic, stormy and terrifying! Debussy’s depicts clouds floating across the skies and boisterous village festivals punctuated by trumpets and drums. Reena Esmail blends Hindustani and Western classical musical traditions.

Two smiling jack o' lanterns
2022-2023 Season

PhilharMonster

Oct 23, 2022

Schuster Center

Gasps, giggles, and costumes abound during this afternoon when everyone prepares for the hauntingly hilarious Halloween season. Before the concert, the DPO will provide activities and treats in the Wintergarden.

A ballet dancer reads The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow in front of a dancer dressed as the headless horseman
2022-2023 Season

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2022

Victoria Theatre

October is the perfect setting for Dayton Ballet’s brand-new production. The haunting story of the Headless Horseman comes to life with all the same characters of this familiar tale.

Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon album cover
2022-2023 Season

The Music Of Pink Floyd

Nov 12, 2022

Schuster Center

Amplified by a full rock band and accompanied by singer Randy Jackson’s fabulous vocals, guest conductor Brent Havens and the Dayton Philharmonic capture Pink Floyd’s ethereal flow of music and effects while churning out new musical colors.

Vadim Gluzman plays the violin
2022-2023 Season

Symphonie fantastique And Vadim Gluzman

Nov 18 - Nov 19, 2022

Schuster Center

Berlioz and Shostakovich with Antoine Clark, a rising star among young American conductors, making his Dayton debut.

People travelling across the desert on camels
2022-2023 Season

Hometown Holiday Featuring Amahl And The Night Visitors

Dec 2 - Dec 3, 2022

Schuster Center

The Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Opera join forces to present a holiday spectacular that is sure to fill our hearts with the spirit of the season.

Two dancers in costume for The Nutcracker dance
2022-2023 Season

The Nutcracker

Dec 9 - Dec 18, 2022

Schuster Center

Dayton Ballet returns to the Schuster Center this holiday season for Dayton’s most beloved holiday tradition. Dayton Philharmonic joins to perform Tchaikovsky’s sparkling score for a holiday event to enjoy with family and friends!

Photo of sheet music
2022-2023 Season

Handel's Messiah

Dec 14, 2022

Schuster Center

This angelic piece has become a holiday tradition at Christmastime. With no distinguishable characters, the drama relies entirely on the communication of the story of Christ in words, as well as in the powerful, emotionally stirring, and at times heartbreakingly beautiful music of a composer for whom the oratorio proved a personal salvation.

Fireworks explode over the Arc de Triomphe
2022-2023 Season

New Year’s Eve: Voyage á Paris

Dec 31, 2022

Schuster Center

The DPAA’s New Year’s Eve celebration will be a feast for the senses, filled with traditions and festivities that patrons have come to love and anticipate. The performance itself will feature all three facets of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance – exquisite Dayton Ballet dancers, sensational Dayton Opera singers, and the talented musicians of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

An Evening Of Sondheim
2022-2023 Season

An Evening Of Sondheim

Jan 20 - Jan 21, 2023

Schuster Center

The Dayton Philharmonic, in collaboration with Joe Deer and the next generation of Broadway stars from the acclaimed Musical Theatre program at Wright State University, salutes Stephen Sondheim, one of the most influential musical theatre creators of our time.

Singers clap their hands over their heads while singing into microphones
2022-2023 Season

Rewind: Celebrating The Music Of The ‘80s

Feb 4, 2023

Schuster Center

Celebrate a decade of iconic pop culture in a whole new way with the electricity of a full orchestra behind the charting topping hits of the 1980s!

A photo of Maria Callas
2022-2023 Season

Maria Callas: A Centennial Celebration

Feb 5, 2023

Schuster Center

Dayton Opera celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas with a concert of some of the diva’s most famous arias. The program, reflecting this versatility in musicianship, artistry, and repertoire will be sung by four of opera’s rising young stars, as they pay homage to the renowned prima donna.

Dancers dance in a group on stage
2022-2023 Season

85th Diamond Anniversary

Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2023

Victoria Theatre

Dayton Ballet welcomes its 85th season and celebrates the 95th year of the Dayton Ballet School with a sparkling affair that preserves Dayton Ballet’s tradition of presenting mixed repertory performances and spotlighting acclaimed choreographers from across the country and around the world.

Two polish dancers hold hands
2022-2023 Season

Tchaikovsky’s Polish Symphony

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2023

Schuster Center

Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony, a piano concerto by Paderewski, and Grażyna Bacewicz’s blazing Overture. Dayton audience-favorite Janina Fialkowska returns.

A field of red poppies
2022-2023 Season

Perspectives: War and Peace

Mar 10 - Mar 11, 2023

Schuster Center

“Subtle, gentle, troubled, reflective, [...] movingly modest, considering the violence that begot it. The work’s calm, if calm it is, is hard won.” That’s how The New York Times describes Vaughan Williams’s response to World War I, following his return home from the front. Lili Boulanger also responds to The Great War in her brief and affecting piece with baritone and our DPO Chorus. A double concerto that features our viola and cello principals, Resilience commemorates the end of World War II, with its final movement an emotional prayer for peace.

A child with a magnifying glass examines a piece of paper
2022-2023 Season

The Mysterious Maestro

Mar 12, 2023

Schuster Center

A concert-story about a little girl named Hannah who loves to sing but who has moved to the town of Hamelin where music is forbidden! Fueled by the music of composers like Verdi, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Two swing dancers happily dance
2022-2023 Season

Swing Is The Thing

Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2023

Schuster Center

The 1940s and the 1950s were the decades of dance! From Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller, to Bill Haley and the Comets and Jerry Lee Lewis, the Dayton Philharmonic highlights the biggest dance hits from the decades of dance that we all know and love.

Shiny gold sequins
2022-2023 Season

Das Rheingold

Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2023

Schuster Center

Based on Nordic and Germanic myths, Das Rheingold (The Gold From The Rhine) is the “preliminary evening” to Wagner’s epic masterwork, The Ring Cycle. This groundbreaking “total work of art” fully integrates music, poetry, drama, costume, and set design in a sweeping, intense marathon of sight and sound.

A dancer dressed as Wendy and a dancer dressed as Peter Pan fly through the sky
2022-2023 Season

Peter Pan

Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2023

Schuster Center

The timeless story of Peter Pan extols the virtues of eternal youth and of keeping our childlike wonder. With fun-filled choreography, rich with humor and including witty nods to classic ballets, and enchanting music by Carmen DeLeone, Dayton Ballet’s trip to Neverland will surely keep us all young at heart!

A photo of stained glass
2022-2023 Season

Beethoven's Second Symphony

May 19 - May 20, 2023

Schuster Center

The First Cello Concerto is certainly a delicious example and a gorgeous vehicle for the instrument’s sonorous voice, especially as performed by young Sterling Elliott, a winner in the 2019 National Sphinx Competition. Mozart’s brief Mass, with a “cameo” appearance by the organ, shows off the magnificent DPO Chorus. Beethoven’s Second concludes this season’s Masterworks Series and the Beethoven symphony cycle.

Paul Simon Songbook
2022-2023 Season

The Music Of Paul Simon

Jun 10, 2023

Schuster Center

An evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon explores his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his solo albums Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. All arrangements are fully orchestrated by Jeff Tyzik.