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The Dayton Philharmonic Closes Its 2016-2017 Season at the Schuster with a SuperPops Concert of Smash Hits from Powerful Female Vocalists from Aretha to Madonna to Mariah to Pink

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DAYTON, OH (May 23, 2017) – On Friday, June 9, 2017 and Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present the sixth and final concert in the 2016–2017 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Women of Song. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes to the stage guest vocalists Christine La Fond, Naomi Mauro, and Vivian Ross for this salute to some of the greatest women vocalists over the last five decades. P E Systems is a Supporting Partner of the DPAA Military Appreciation Program. DPAA’s Innovation Partner for this 2016-2017 Excite Season is the DP&L Foundation: Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts. 

Three exuberant Women of Song join the Dayton Philharmonic in a tribute to the legendary female singers of our time. This memorable evening, spanning multiple genres of song, will spotlight the strong, soulful, heart-wrenching music of iconic female performers spanning five decades, including Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, and Whitney Houston. 

Lending their vocal expertise to the evening are three very talented female vocalists who have entertained Las Vegas audiences, and audiences across the country and around the world, for the last several years. Taking the stage with the Dayton Philharmonic for this final SuperPops event are vocalists Christine La Fond, Naomi Mauro, and Vivian Ross.  

Christine La Fond has been performing in front of live audiences and in the studio since the age of 14. Starting in Los Angeles where she was a session singer and live performer, she has been performing live in Las Vegas since 2001. Her powerful vocals have been compared to those of Celine Dion and Christina Aguilera by her peers, but she has a sound all her own that routinely brings audiences to their feet. 

Naomi Mauro is a powerhouse lead singer who often performs with longtime Las Vegas favorite David Perrico and his Pop Strings Orchestra. On Perrico’s 2015 Pop Evolution Live! CD, Mauro was “charged with delivering the balance of several songs, as she possesses the rare voice resonant enough to sing atop the wall of sound emanating from the stage.” (David Perrico) 

A native of Washington D.C., Vivian Ross has studied performance at the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts and the Street Theater Workshop. A talented songstress, dancer, actress, and tribute artist, Vivian Ross is currently one of the most respected Donna Summer and Diana Ross look-alikes in the industry, and her tribute performances to Whitney Houston prove that her range as a singer is second-to-none. 

These three talented singers deliver some of the most successful smash hits from some of the most beloved female artists in history, including “Keep Me Hanging On” by The Supremes, “River Deep Mountain High” and  “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, “Think” by Aretha Franklin, “You Don't Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield, “Don't Rain on My Parade” by Barbra Streisand, “You're No Good” and “Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt, “Last Dance” by Donna Summer, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” by Olivia Newton-John, “Holiday” by Madonna, “Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, “Ain't No Other Man” and “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera, “Hero” by Mariah Carey, “Chandelier” by Sia, “Who Knew” by Pink, and “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood. 

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to spend an evening at the Schuster Center as they feature the best of the Women of Rock!

Tickets for Women of Song range from $29 to $79 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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