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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Introduces New Free Concert Series Called EDGE, Bringing the Performing Arts into the Dayton Community

DPAA Offers a Series of Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places around Dayton

Communications & Media Manager 
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
Phone 937-224-3521 x1138 
DAYTON, OH (October 11, 2017) – The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is excited to announce a new concert series for 2017-2018 called EDGE. EDGE is a performing arts series filled with Unconventional Performances in Unconventional Places, with all  concerts being free and open to the public. The goal of EDGE is to bring the performing arts into the Dayton community, introducing the art forms of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance to new audiences in more intimate and approachable settings. EDGE is made possible by generous funding from the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts. 

The first EDGE concert was held on September 26, 2017, when a Dayton Philharmonic Trio, comprising Charles Pagnard on trumpet, Stephen Ullery on double bass, and Michael LaMattina on percussion, performed a lunch hour concert at the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Pavilion during the weekly Farmer's Market and food truck rally. Additional Edge concerts are planned at the following locations as follows: 

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30–7:30 pm, 2017 
Elizabeth Hofeldt, violin
Mark Hofeldt, cello
John Gunn Scottish fiddle tunes, as well as tangos and popular music for two

Sunday, December 3, 3:00–4:00 pm, 2017
Kara Camfield, violin
Scott Moore, violin
Leslie Dragan Peoples, viola
Ellen Nettleton, cello
Selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and other repertoire for string quartet

Saturday, January 13, 3:00–4:00 pm, 2017
Leslie Stratton, harp
Katherine Ballester, violin  
Kim Trout, viola
Christina Coletta, cello 

More EDGE performances will be planned throughout the 2017-2018 season.  For more information on the EDGE series, visit

For more information or to order subscriptions for the 2017-2018 The Great Ones Season of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, including flexible subscription types that include 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. In 2013, The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was thrilled 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. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the proud recipient of a 2017-2018 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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