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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, with Members from Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera Vocalist, to Perform at Annual Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park


CONTACT: Angela Whitehead
Interim Communications & Media Manager
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
Dayton Ballet / Dayton Opera / Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
126 N. Main St., Suite 210, Dayton OH 45402
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DAYTON, OH (May 9, 2014) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra with Artistic Director Neal Gittleman, joined by members of Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera, will take the stage again this year to present a Memorial Day Sunday Concert on May 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. as the featured performance of the Dayton Heritage Festival at Carillon Park, the park's exciting day of music and family events. The Dayton Philharmonic, The Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Opera join together for this special performance to bring music, theater and song to the Dayton Heritage Festival celebration. The concert includes performances by Dayton Opera Guest Vocalist Mark Baker, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley as Narrator, and the 5th Ohio Light Artillery.

Carillon Park will open at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 25, and admission to the Dayton Heritage Festival is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, $5 for Children aged 3–17, and free for Dayton History Members and Children under 3. Parking is also free. No carried-in food or beverages are permitted. In the event of cancellation due to weather, the rain date for the Dayton Heritage Festival and the DPO performance will be Monday, May 26.   

The festive DPO program includes works by Copland (Outdoor Overture, The Boatman, Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz, I Bought Me a Cat, Simple Gifts, and The Dodger ), Bryant Dusk, Beckel I Am the American Flag with Ms. Whaley as narrator, Willson-Leyden 76 Trombones, Handy-Wendel St. Louis Blues, Wendel Protest & Hope, Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, the traditional Armed Forces Salute, and Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever.

At Carillon Park, you will be able to explore over 30 historical buildings and participate in hands-on demonstrations. You can also enjoy carousel and train rides for $1 each; a free Kid Zone that includes make-and-take crafts; historical games, activities, and face painting; Americana-style food and beverages for sale; live entertainment throughout the day; even the chance to play base ball with the Clodbusters vintage base ball team; all leading up to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Concert and a Grand fireworks finale after the concert at dark.


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. 

About Dayton History

Dayton History is Montgomery County's official historical organization. The organization boasts multiple campuses in the greater Dayton, Ohio area: Carillon Historical Park, Hawthorn Hill, the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, the Patterson Homestead, the Old Court House, Memorial Hall and the Archive Center. Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting, and promoting the region's past. For more information, call 937.293.2841 or visit Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton Ohio, 45409.    

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