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“Pops!” go the classics

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Mention the words “Pops Concert,” and many music lovers instantly picture the late great Arthur Fiedler, the longtime conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Fiedler manned the podium in Boston’s Symphony Hall for more than forty years, delighting generations of concertgoers with his blend of light classical fare mixed with popular music favorites. The Dayton […]

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Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more “pop” songs, including her self-penned “Wonderland.” By Sarah Monroe There are many things that get better with age: delicious wine, smooth whiskey, tasty cheese and the ethereal voice of Jackie Evancho. She astounded audiences worldwide […]

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Still unfound?

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Windborne backed by Dayton Philharmonic performs music of U2 Brody Dolyniuk and Windborne team with the DPO to perform U2’s best-known music. By Tim Walker Now into their fifth decade, Irish band U2 have stood the test of time in more ways than one. The list of instantly recognizable hit songs the band has written […]

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We can be heroes, for just one day

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David Brighton performs the music of David Bowie with the Philharmonic at Schuster David Brighton performs the music of David Bowie with the Dayton Philharmonic By Tim Walker Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The Thin White Duke. Aladdin Sane. Space Oddity. Suffragette City. Rebel, Rebel. Scary Monsters. In the long history of the […]

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The symphonic sounds of Hogwarts

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Cincinnati Pops Orchestra performs “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Brass musicians of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra By Tim Walker Has it really been sixteen years since the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” first graced the screens of theaters worldwide, filling countless theater seats with fans of J.K.  Rowling’s bespectacled young wizard-in-training? As […]

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They will rock you again

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The Music of Queen returns to the Schuster By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Rachel Wooding performs The Music of Queen in 2012, back to the Schuster Center by popular demand April 29 For conductor Richard Sidwell, Queen wasn’t a favorite band or even one that was on his radar. Sure, he knew “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but […]

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A force awakens

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Dayton Philharmonic presents ‘The Best of John Williams’ By Gary Spencer Photo: Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, from the ‘Star Wars’ series, set to a classic score by John Williams; photo: Rob Bogaerts, Dutch National Archives Oftentimes, one of the most overlooked parts to the success of a motion picture is the score. While it may […]

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One moment in time

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Dayton Philharmonic pays tribute to the music of Whitney Houston By Tim Walker Photo: ‘Windbourne Presents the Music of Whitney Houston’ brings the singer’s music to the Schuster, Saturday, Feb. 11 “Hang on just a second,” Rashidra Scott says with a laugh as she walks through Manhattan, the bustle of the big city streets clearly audible […]

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Lights, camera…hope?

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Dayton Philharmonic brushes off Oscars’ buried gems By Morgan Laurens Photo: Marie Danvers sings the classics at Lights, Camera… the Oscars! Jan. 20-21 at the Schuster Every true film lover has that moment when they realize, Oh, right, the Oscars are bullshit. Mine arrived precisely 6 minutes and 26 seconds into 2013’s opening monologue, when I […]

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Going their own way

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Dayton Philharmonic performs Landslide: Music of Fleetwood Mac By Tim Walker Photo: Dayton Philharmonic’s Rockin’ Orchestra presents Landslide: The Music of Fleetwood Mac at the Schuster Nov. 4 Fleetwood Mac. The very name itself conjures up decades of musical memories, images of top hats, swirling scarves, and marching bands, as well as rumors of fighting, […]

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Fly me to the Schuster

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Dayton Philharmonic pays tribute to Sinatra and Friends By Gary Spencer Photo: Steve Lippia croons the audience with classics from Sinatra and other timeless voices When it comes to music, especially popular music, tastes and trends wax and wane, and certain types of popular music go in and out of style. But some music retains […]

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Piano men

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Michael Cavanaugh joins Dayton Philharmonic for Music of Billy Joel’ By Tim Walker Photo: Michael Cavanaugh joins the Dayton Philharmonic in a night dedicated to Billy Joel Oct. 8 I’m not ashamed to say it: I am a lifelong fan of New York’s own Piano Man. “Goodnight Saigon.” “You May Be Right.” “The Longest Time.” […]

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Boogie Downton

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Bach Society of Dayton presents the Music of Downton Abbey By Gary Spencer Often times classical music performances can be pretty standard fare—you walk into the concert hall or recital space, take your seat, the orchestra or chamber ensemble plays, audiences clap—it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. But this coming Sunday the Bach Society […]

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Our Starship’s not in Kansas anymore

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Classic rock legends perform with DPO at Schuster By Tim Walker “I loved Paul Rodgers, I loved Lou Gramm. And then I loved Michael Jackson.” These are words spoken by Grammy Award-winner John Elefante, the former lead singer of Kansas. He and Mickey Thomas, the vocalist of Starship, will be joining the Dayton Philharmonic on […]

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Strings and beats

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Black Violin hits the stage at Victoria Theatre By Emma Jarman A band teacher and an orchestra teacher walk onto a golf course. What sounds like the introductory line to a bad and somewhat offensive joke is actually the beginning of the story of Black Violin. A band instructor and an orchestra director walk onto […]

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Rat pack retro

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Dayton Philharmonic’s Music of Mad Men By Lauren Adams Photo: Conductor Steven Reineke and the DPO present the Music of the Mad Men Era Feb. 19-20 at the Schuster Center The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present the Music of Mad Men Era with guest conductor Steven Reineke at the Schuster Center on Feb. 19 and […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]