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Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence Together with the Centerville Arts Commission Present “An Afternoon of Song”


CONTACT: Angela Whitehead
Interim Communications & Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton Ballet / Dayton Opera / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
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DAYTON, OH (March 7, 2014) – On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium in Chaminade Hall at St. Leonard, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, Ohio,  Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence will perform an entertaining program entitled “An Afternoon of Song”, featuring popular selections from opera and musical theater.  This performance has been made possible by generous funding from the Centerville Arts Commission.  This concert is free and open to the public.  

The Dayton Opera Artists-In-Residence Program was established in 1987 to serve as a professional training program for young singers as a bridge to move from the university/conservatory education experience into the arena of a professional opera company.  The four artists in the program are selected from national auditions and reside in Dayton for 3 months.  The young professional artists in Dayton Opera’s 2013–2014 Artists-In-Residence Program are soprano Rachael Policar, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Panara, tenor Logan Rucker and baritone Andrew Lovato.  They were selected from national auditions and they appear at numerous schools and present musical programs throughout the community during their residency, as well as appearing in main stage productions for the Dayton Opera.  In this season, they appear in Dayton Opera’s productions of Tosca, Hansel & Gretel, and Aida.  Music Director of the Artists-in-Residence Program Jeffrey Powell is the pianist for the March 30 program.  Mr. Powell is a frequent conductor of Dayton Opera productions and is also Dayton Opera’s Chorus Master.


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.

About the Centerville Arts Commission

The Centerville Arts Commission was created by Centerville City Council to involve the citizens of the Centerville area in the visual and performing arts.  For more information on the Arts Commission, contact the City of Centerville at (937) 433-7151 or visit here. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.  

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