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Dayton Philharmonic's First Rockin' Orchestra Concert Performs the Best of Paul McCartney

Chuck Duritsch
Communications and Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138

DAYTON, OH (September 19, 2013) – On Friday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Live & Let Die—A Symphonic Tribute to The Music of Paul McCartney, the first concert in the DPAA 2013-2014 Signature  Season’s Rockin’ Orchestra Series. Concert sponsors are Miller-Valentine Group and DataYard.

Sir Paul McCartney rose to the pinnacle of the world of rock when he wrote, played, and sang with a group that included John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (now what was the name of that group?). Then he went on to achieve even greater fame with his own group, Wings, becoming what the Guinness Book of World Records has called the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time."

Actor, singer, and recording artist Tony Kishman doubles as featured performer and producer of Live & Let Die—A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney. Veteran of the Broadway hit Beatlemania, Kishman has toured worldwide with productions of Twist and Shout, Classical Mystery Tour, All You Need Is Love and Legends in Concert, and he was featured in the classic rock band Wishbone Ash. Tony is an accomplished musician and singer who performs absolutely live without lip syncing or tricks.

Live & Let Die—A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney features a four-piece band including Kishman and Jim Owen on keyboards, guitar, bass and vocals; John Merjave on guitar; Chris Camilleri on drums and vocals; and the full Dayton Philharmonic led by our own Neal Gittleman. You’ll hear, complete in every detail, his most famous Beatles tunes, McCartney solo works, and of course, those great hits from the Wings era.

Some of the songs featured in the set include Hey Jude, Penny Lane, Live and Let Die, Yesterday, My Love, Uncle Albert, Let It Be, Maybe I’m Amazed, Hello, Goodbye, The Long and Winding Road, Get Back, Silly Love Songs, Jet, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and many more.

Tickets for Live & Let Die—A Symphonic Tribute to The Music of Paul McCartney range from $27 to $79 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 and at Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at box office.


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 proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras. 

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