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DAYTON, OH (February 27, 2013) – On Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present An Evening with Rita Coolidge, the fifth concert in the DPO 2012-2013 Imagine Season’s Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series.

Her name is Rita Coolidge. She’s won two Grammy® Awards. Her song styling crosses three different musical genres: rock, pop and jazz. Her bloodlines cross two different ethnicities. Diversity is her middle name. Making great music with a giant, inbred talent is her game.

“We have a relationship with music,” Coolidge states, “and it represents our relationship with ourselves and with other people. The importance of family is intertwined with our spiritual path. In my nation, the Cherokee nation, women are revered as they age. I am in the middle of the process, and I’m trying to embrace it with grace and dignity. I am making a conscious effort to give back everything I’ve learned.”

In An Evening with Rita Coolidge, she and the DPO will shower concertgoers with great standards and chart-toppers from all three musical genres. Her discography includes Amazing GraceBlack Coffee, Come Rain Or Come Shine, Fever, Hallelujah I Love Him So, Higher And Higher, I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love, I Don’t Know Enough About You, I’ll Remember YouMean To Me, One Fine Day, Seven Bridges Road, Still Learning About Love, Superstar, The Way I Loved You, and We’re All Alone.

It’s a treasure trove of Super Pop, Super Rock, and Super Jazz. Come share the musical wealth.
But, before Rita joins the orchestra on stage, please allow Maestro Reynolds and the DPO get you in the mood with a program of contemporary classics by John Williams, George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leonard Bernstein.

Tickets for An Evening with Rita Coolidge range from $9 to $59 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at  Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the 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.

About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.   The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is also the proud recipient of a 12-13 season grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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