DPAA’s Create Your Own (CYO) Package is one of the most popular ways to experience the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera. Choose from over 52 performances across all three art forms to create an exciting series that’s perfect for you!
Sinatra, Martin, Davis, and their inimitable brand of woozy, boozy jazz step onto the stage in the forms of three entertainers you’ll swear are the real deal. When our big band starts and the three members of this Rat Pack begin to sing, you might wonder if you’re in Dayton or Las Vegas!
Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a family trip downtown for PHILHARMONSTER. Maestro Neal Gittleman has once again combed through his music archives for the spookiest-sounding tunes, which are not only fun for young people but also introduce them to the excitement and wonders of the world of classical music.
The artistry and athleticism of the dancers of Dayton Ballet dancers are showcased in this beautiful presentation of four distinct ballets that will fill the stage with a range of moods for the autumn season.
The Dayton Philharmonic travels back in time to Dayton during the ‘70s and ‘80s when our city emerged as the “World Capital of Funk.” The R&B charts of these two decades topped out with more hits from Dayton artists than from almost any other American city.
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to a joyful celebration of the holiday season! Taking center stage with the DPO is professional singer and knockout performer Shayna Steele, who visits Dayton from the Big Apple to jazz up the holidays in the Gem City with favorite festive carols and dazzling holiday classics.
Join little Clara as she drifts into restless slumber amidst tiny tin soldiers and menacing rodents, floats dreamily among the snowflakes, and is escorted to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition!
Featuring Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio Overture; Reena Esmail's Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz (“My Sister’s Voice”); Rameau's Music from Les Indes Galantes (“The Amorous Indies”); and Strauss' Rosenkavalier Suite with Hindustani singer Saili Oak and soprano Kasia Borowiec.
This concert takes us on a journey through decades of chart-topping hits by The Rocket Man, including “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.” A January evening with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Craig Meyer will surely help us remember when rock was young!
Dayton Ballet hails Karen Russo Burke’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director with this blue sapphire celebration! The full company pushes the boundaries of technique and conversation of dance with stunning ballets.
The Dayton Philharmonic and guest vocalist Carmen Bradford bring to the stage a program featuring hits performed and recorded by the great Swing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and more.
FINDING WRIGHT is the story of human connection and emotion, centering on the life of Katharine Wright, sister of two of the most famous Wrights of Dayton, and in fact, the world: brothers of flight Orville and Wilbur Wright.
We rock the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones’ definitive albums Beggar’s Banquet and Let it Bleed. No matter your age, you’ll feel the rush of a generation in rebellion and history in the making.
The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Dayton Ballet II present BUGS!! Featuring music and dance for creeping, crawling and adorable insects of all sorts, this family concert will showcase the student musicians and dancers of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.
This season’s opera star recital features the genre-defying countertenor JOHN HOLIDAY, fresh from his Metropolitan Opera debut. JOHN HOLIDAY has established himself as “one of the finest countertenors of his generation” and his voice has been praised as “a thing of astonishing beauty.”
THE GREAT GATSBY, as exquisitely crafted tale of 1920s America, tells the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Choreographed by Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director of Sacramento Ballet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic is brought to life by the wonderful dancers of Dayton Ballet in the historic Victoria Theatre.
The Beatles come to life in REVOLUTION, a symphonic tribute to the Fab Four, featuring top vocalists and musicians, accompanied by Grammy-winner Jeff Tyzik’s new arrangements, transcribed and arranged from the original master recordings at Abbey Road. With hundreds of rare and unseen photos from the historic London-based archives of The Beatles’ official fan magazine, “The Beatles Book Monthly,” along with stunning video and animation, REVOLUTION takes audiences on a magical musical and visual journey of The Beatles.
Be prepared to shout “bravo” as all the glory and grandeur of opera fills the Meade Theatre for EPIC OPERA, a concert showcasing some of the most thrilling moments from the opera repertoire. Maestro Neal Gittleman conducts a dazzling program ranging from the grandest of Grand Opera to more contemporary works, with music by Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, and more!
The Dayton Philharmonic celebrates the sesquicentennial anniversary (150 years) of the birth of Paul Laurence Dunbar, acclaimed African-American poet born in Dayton, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky prior to the Civil War. Classical meets gospel as the DPO performs a beautiful program of music honoring the long and arduous fight for freedom.