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A Tribute to the Era of Mini Skirts and Boots Made for Walking as Dayton Philharmonic Welcomes Guest Conductor Steven Reineke from the New York Pops for Music of the Mad Men Era

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DAYTON, OH (January 19, 2016)On Friday, February 19, 2016 and Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present the fourth concert in the 2015–2016 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Music of the Mad Men Era.  Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes to the stage guest conductor Steven Reineke for this swinging night of swanky music from the 50s and 60s.  Acclaimed vocalists Janet Dacal and Ryan Silverman take the stage to sing the hits we all know and love.

Perfect scoring has been a hallmark of AMC’s hit series Mad Men, and the DPO couldn’t resist the opportunity to bring this delightful show to Dayton, inspired by the music of the series. Guest Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra with his swingin’ take on songs from the 50s and 60s made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. 

Steven Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Reineke is the Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A native of Ohio, Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition.

Los Angeles native Janet Dacal has had a successful and extensive career in music and theater.  She began under the wing of Grammy Award winning artist Gloria Estefan, having recorded demos and background vocals on a number of Estefan’s projects.  Dacal has also worked with such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Shakira and Marc Anthony, and she has starred in several Broadway productions, including the eight- time Tony and Grammy Award winning mega hit “In The Heights.”  Dacal joins the DPO to lend her vocal prowess to the music of an era.

Ryan Silverman’s impressive vocal range has allowed him to move smoothly across various genres, including opera, symphony concerts, pop, traditional music theater and big band. Ryan is currently starring in Chicago on Broadway as Billy Flynn.  He recently starred as Giorgio in the highly acclaimed revival of Steven Sondheim’s Passion, for which he received both Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.  Silverman has sung concert performances with The New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, Houston Symphony, and Detroit Symphony.  He can now add Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to his credits as he takes center stage at the Schuster Center this February.

Lush arrangements and a sparkling performance make for an evening of incredible music that will take audiences back to an unforgettable era.  Concert-goers will hear hit songs from the 50s and 60s, including “Americano,” “Bésame Mucho”, “It's Not Unusual,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Sway,” “What'll I Do,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Somethin' Stupid,” “These Boots Are Made for Walkin',” “I (Who Have Nothing),” “Moondance,” “Charade,” and “Feeling Good,” as well as a few musical suites with nods to prolific songwriter Burt Bacharach, popular crime show classics of the era, and, of course, the hit series itself, Mad Men. 

Tickets for Music of the Mad Men Era range from $27 to $78 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at  Senior, teacher and student discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions, including flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit

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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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