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David Brighton and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Take Dayton Back in Time for a Journey Through the Songbook, the Stardust, and the Sensational Style of David Bowie

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance 
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DAYTON, OH (December 18, 2017) – On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 8 pm in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, will present the third concert in the 2017–2018 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series, Space Oddity: David Brighton as David Bowie. 

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s The Great Ones Season has another fantastic Rockin' Orchestra tribute to bring to the stage. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and guest vocalist David Brighton have planned an electric evening commemorating the music of the one and only David Bowie.

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabited a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever more demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie wrote and performed what he wanted, when he wanted. 

In over fifty years from his very first recordings right through to his last album, Blackstar, David Bowie was at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, an artist, an icon and a constant influence on generations of writers, artists and designers. He was and remains a unique presence in contemporary culture. (

Singer and performer David Brighton is credited as being the world's best David Bowie impersonator, with one of the most entertaining tribute acts ever to hit the stage. He began his musical career as a professional guitarist, playing lead guitar with a number of popular recording artists. His stint as a sideman began with a phone call from Kevin Dubrow from Quiet Riot, who tapped Brighton to replace the legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads. From there, the rest is history.

"David Brighton has the voice, moves and look to have actually stepped in for David Bowie if he were unavailable and few would ever have known. Experiencing David Brighton's Tribute to David Bowie made for a truly remarkable evening…" says Harry Maslin, the producer of David Bowie's Young Americans and Station to Station albums.

Even David Bowie’s official website has nothing but glowing words for Brighton’s work. "Well done! David Brighton recreates many of David Bowie's personas with much style. If you get a chance to go and see his remarkable…ever professional Space Oddity, do. This guy is cool..." - BowieNet 

Thus, David Brighton is just the performer to bring the music of the legendary David Bowie to Dayton. The evening with Brighton flows through all of the iterations of Bowie the performer, while Brighton and the orchestra weave through the artist’s many musical styles. From “Fame” to “Rebel Rebel”; “Young Americans” to “Changes”; “China Girl,” “Suffragette City,” and “Golden Years” to “Life on Mars” and “Space Oddity (Major Tom),” Dayton audiences will be transported back in time through some of the most exciting moments in the history of rock music.

“You’re face to face with the man who sold the world.” . . . Come face to face with the music and the art of Bowie. 

Tickets for Space Oddity: David Brighton as David Bowie 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. 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. 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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