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The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Guest Artists from the U.K. Smash Musical We Will Rock You Meld Orchestra and Rock for One Epic Night of The Music of Queen

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
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DAYTON, OH (March 27, 2017) – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present The Music of Queen, the fifth and final concert in the 2016–2017 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series. Leading the Dayton Philharmonic on this extraordinary rock journey will be guest conductor Richard Sidwell, hailing all the way from the U.K.  Associate Sponsors for this concert are The Hale Meyer Andzik Group – Morgan Stanley Team and Miller-Valentine Group. Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Innovation Partner is the DP&L Foundation: Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts. 

With over four decades of music and 18 number-one albums to their credit, Queen is recognized as one of the most influential British rock bands of all time. The Music of Queen: A Rock & Symphonic Spectacular was created in 2008 and comes to Dayton direct from the UK.  It features a full rock band and vocalists from the London West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You, a show based solely on the music of Queen.  

Returning to Dayton by popular demand, The Music of Queen will be brought to life on stage at the Schuster Center, with the full power of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and guest rock musicians and sensational vocalists joining forces to provide a musical experience second to none. “Simply stunning” and “breathtakingly awesome” are just some of the words used to describe this concert experience.  Musical arranger and conductor Richard Sidwell has done an incredible job of expanding the original Queen arrangements for rock band to include a full symphony orchestra.

The masterful songs of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Meddows Taylor, and John Deacon, including favorites such as “Somebody to Love,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and, of course, “We Are the Champions,” will resonate throughout the theater in a magnificent collaboration for one night only this April.

Tickets for The Music of Queen range from $29 to $81 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at  Senior, teacher, student, and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information on the concert or on other upcoming performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit


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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