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Brass Transit and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Rock the Schuster Center Stage with The Music of Chicago

DAYTON, OH (September 23, 2014) – On Saturday, October 4 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds will present The Music of Chicago, the first concert of the 2014–2015 Rockin’ Orchestra Series.  This concert will be sponsored by Miller-Valentine Group.

Formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, the rock band Chicago started life with a political musical agenda. Every now and then the group would take an experimental shot at the music they created, even going so far as to describe themselves as a "rock and roll band with horns." With time, their musical style softened, and they produced several hit ballads, followed by two decades in which the hits just kept on coming, making them the leading U.S. singles charting group during the 1970s and placing them second only to The Beach Boys among American bands in successful Billboard singles and albums, with 21 top-ten singles and five number-one albums.

Brass Transit is a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight Chicago tribute band from Canada, with a show that includes all the hits from Chicago's golden age: "25 or 6 to 4," "Another Rainy Day in New York City," "Beginnings," "Call On Me," "Color My World," "Dialogue," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "Free," "Hard Habit to Break," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "I'm a Man," "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long," "Just You 'n' Me," "Lowdown," "Make Me Smile," "Movin' In," "Old Days," "Questions 67 & 68," "Saturday in the Park," "The Approaching Storm," "Wake Up Sunshine," "Wishing You Were Here," and "You're the Inspiration."

Spend an evening with Brass Transit as their world-class horn section, rocking rhythm section, and superb vocal talent transport you to the freewheeling days of the 1970s and the era-defining music of Chicago.

Tickets for The Music of Chicago range from $29 to $81 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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