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

Events In This Series

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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, and Grażyna Bacewicz’s blazing Overture.

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!

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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.