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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents

DPAA Create Your Own

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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!

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Click on this link to order your DPAA CYO Package online.

DPAA CYO Package Benefits

  • Receive up to 10% savings off single-ticket prices;
  • Mix and match four or more performances;
  • Choose any series, date and section; and
  • Enjoy a custom series that is perfect for you!
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Events In This Series

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2021-2022 Season

Beethoven's Eroica: A Salute To Heroes

Oct 1 - Oct 2, 2021

Schuster Center

Featuring Austin Jaquith's Heldenleben 2020; Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto; Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” with Philippe Quint on violin.

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra talking and laughing
2021-2022 Season

The Rat Pack, Symphonic!

Oct 15 - Oct 16, 2021

Schuster Center

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!

Neal Gittleman dressed as a vampire with bats flying around him
2021-2022 Season

PhilharMonster: It's Alive!!

Oct 17, 2021

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

The Elixir Of Love

Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2021

Schuster Center

In a contemporary setting that is sure to intoxicate all audiences, THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a dazzling bel canto jewel that proves true love is the most powerful potion of all!

Ballet dancers dance on pointe on stage
2021-2022 Season

Light And Dark

Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2021

Victoria Theatre

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Dayton Funk: A Tribute To Dayton's Funk Legacy

Nov 6, 2021

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Tchaikovsky's Passion

Nov 12 - Nov 13, 2021

Schuster Center

Featuring Jennifer Jolley's Blue Glacier Decoy; Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique” with Mark Kosower on cello.

Photograph of singer Shayna Steele looking at the camera in front of a snowflake backdrop
2021-2022 Season

Holiday Pops

Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2021

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

The Nutcracker

Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2021

Schuster Center

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!

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2021-2022 Season

East Meets West

Jan 7 - Jan 8, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute

Jan 22, 2022

Schuster Center

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!

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2021-2022 Season

Sapphire Celebration

Feb 11 - Feb 13, 2022

Victoria Theatre

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.

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2021-2022 Season

The Ladies Of Swing

Feb 18 - Feb 19, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Finding Wright: A Dayton Opera World Premiere

Feb 25 - Feb 27, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

The Music Of The Rolling Stones

Mar 5, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Beethoven 7 And Strauss

Mar 18 - Mar 19, 2022

Schuster Center

Featuring Stanford's Irish Rhapsody No. 1; R. Strauss' Oboe Concerto; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 with Eileen Whalen on oboe.

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2021-2022 Season

Bugs!!

Mar 20, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

April Fools And Geniuses

Apr 1 - Apr 2, 2022

Schuster Center

Featuring Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 9 with Aleksandra Kasman on piano.

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2021-2022 Season

John Holiday: Opera Star Recital

Apr 3, 2022

Schuster Center

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.”

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2021-2022 Season

The Great Gatsby

Apr 8 - Apr 10, 2022

Victoria Theatre

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Revolution: The Music Of The Beatles

Apr 16, 2022

Schuster Center

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.

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2021-2022 Season

Beethoven 9: Joy To The World

May 13 - May 14, 2022

Schuster Center

Featuring Stella Sung's Oceana; Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy” with Sara Davis Buechner on piano.

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2021-2022 Season

Epic Opera

May 21 - May 22, 2022

Schuster Center

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!

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2021-2022 Season

Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Juneteenth Celebration

Jun 17 - Jun 18, 2022

Schuster Center

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.