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DPO Unwraps a Magical Holiday Season Beginning with "Holiday Pops with Melissa Manchester"


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

DAYTON, OH (November 8, 2013) – On Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Holiday Pops with Melissa Manchester, the second concert in the DPO 2013-2014 Signature Season’s Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series.

Since the 1970s, singer-songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester has been performing and recording adult contemporary music and delighting fans everywhere with performances of her hits Midnight Blue, Don't Cry Out Loud, You Should Hear How She Talks About You, her update of Walk On By and The Power of Ribbons.

Melissa brings her tremendous talent to the Schuster Center to help us all get into a holiday mood with some of the most beautiful, poignant and spirit-lifting Christmas and seasonal music ever composed. Sit back, relax, and listen while Melissa regales you with such seasonal favorites as A Cradle in Bethlehem, Christmas Angel, Christmas Time Is Here, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Please Come Home for Christmas, The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You), There's Still My Joy, When You Wish Upon a Star and White Christmas.

Before Melissa takes to the Mead Theatre stage, Reynolds and the Philharmonic will put you in the mood with holiday selections including Beckel’s A Christmas Fanfare, Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival, David Culross’s Christmas Fantasia, Robert Wendel’s Caribbean Sleigh Ride and In the Manger, Arthur Harris’s We Three Kings and – as a sneak preview of Dayton Opera’s upcoming February production – the prelude to Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

Take home some beautiful memories wrapped in the finest of holiday feelings when Patrick and the DPO join Melissa Manchester for two evenings of the sounds of the season.

Tickets for Holiday Pops with Melissa Manchester range from $21 to $76 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 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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