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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Together with Dayton Ballet II Present BUGS!, the Final Concert in the 2013-2014 Family Series


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 13, 2014) – On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present the DP&L Foundation Family Series Concert entitled BUGS!.  This final Family Concert of the 2013-2014 Season is sponsored (rather fittingly) by Extermital Termite and Pest Control Company, because BUGS! in costume on the Mead Stage dancing to music performed by a highly talented orchestra of accomplished students are a must-see for families, while bugs in your house are not.

For this concert, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Dayton Ballet II will join forces and go downright, well, buggy.  With music by such composers as Aaron Copland, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Robert Sierra, Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar and Johann Strauss II, the entire program will share the theme of bugs and all those creepy, crawly insects we encounter in the great outdoors (and indoors!).

Dancers from Dayton Ballet II Pre-professional Company will perform to music by Edvard Grieg and Edward Elgar, with scenes depicting butterflies, bees at a picnic, ladybugs, beetles and grasshoppers.

The concert will also feature delightful poems from David Harrison’s children’s book, “Bugs: Poems about Creepy Things”. Illustrated by Rob Shepperson, the book will be available for purchase in the Wintergarden before and after the concert.

This collaborative family concert is unique on so many levels: music performed by the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra; dances performed by the Dayton Ballet II Pre-professional Company dancers costumed as bugs and choreographed by Director Abigail Beam; and a wonderful musical score that will have audiences itching for more!

Bring the entire family….. and maybe a can of insect repellent.

Be sure to come early at 2:00 pm for pre-concert fun activities. 

Tickets for Sunday’s Family Series concert are $12 to $19 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 and at


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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