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DAYTON, OH (January 23, 2013) – On Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic will present An Evening with Pam Tillis, the fifth Special Event in the DPO 2012-2013 Imagine Season.

She is a superstar, a rebel, a survivor of a near-fatal car crash, a child of Country Music  royalty who took her first piano lesson at age 8, a singer, a songwriter, a two-time Grammy Award and three-time Country Music Award winner, and a CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. And Pam has had a unique, up-front, in-person relationship with the blues.

She has written songs for some of the country’s top singers, including herself; hit the charts in a big way in 1991 with her album Put Yourself in My Place; broken the platinum barrier; repeatedly topped the singles charts; sung rock, pop, R&B, country, and jazz; been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry; performed in the Bluebird Café, on Broadway, and in Bay Area bistros; posed for glamour magazines; appeared on Hollywood Squares; and made cameo appearances in movies.

She wrote and recorded songs that spoke from the soul, that emanate an almost painful beauty, as did her critically acclaimed It's All Relative (a tribute to her father, the great Mel Tillis).

She’s coming to the Schuster Center for this Special Event Performance, in which she’ll perform such songs as All The Good Ones Are Gone, At Last, Calico Plains, Cleopatra, Fever, Gotta Get You Into My Life, Maybe It Was MemphisMi Vida, The River and The Highway, Route 66, Spilled Perfume, Strange and Sugar Tree.

She’s Pam Tillis, and for one evening she’s all ours and putting herself in our place. Tickets range from $16 to $76 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at Senior, teacher and student discounts available at box office. 


About the Conductor
Now in his 15th season with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Patrick Reynolds conducts over two-dozen performances with the DPO each season, including Magic Carpet, SPARK – School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids – and Young People's concerts, reaching thousands of students across the Dayton metropolitan area.

In addition he has conducted the DPO in Classical and Chamber subscription concerts, as well as Pops and summer concerts. Reynolds is in his 13th season as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Modesto (CA), Annapolis (MD), Arlington (VA), Queens (NY) and High Mountain (NJ) symphony orchestras, and the Starling Project at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Patrick Reynolds earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music. He is an Associate Professor of Music on the faculty of the University of Dayton.

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