Dayton Philharmonic returns to its PhilharMonster

By Leanne Beane

From the DPAA website.

The Dayton Performing Art Alliance has several performances planned for their 2021-2022 season, including their annual “PhilharMonster: It’s Alive!!” concert. The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “PhilharMonster: It’s Alive!!” in the Schuster Center on October 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Individual tickets are $26 and season tickets range from $64 to $96.

The show is conducted by Maestro Neal Gittleman and narrated by Christine Brunner. The music includes “Festive Overture” by Shostakavich, “Symphony No. 5” (1st movement) by Beethoven, “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns, “Rosin-Eating Zombies from Outer Space” by Richard Meyer, “Minuet of the Will-o’-the-Wisps” by Berlioz, “Trapped Like Rats” (world premier) by Michael Schelle, “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev, and “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by Sousa.

Unfortunately, the Schuster Center will not be able to host their typical pre-concert Wintergarden celebration, but children are welcome to pick up an activity bag in the lobby before the show. Maestro Gittleman and a few orchestra members will be dressed in Halloween attire, and guests are welcome to show off their own costumes. Gittleman’s costume for this year is a secret, but he has previously been Spongebob SquarePants, George Washington, Princess Leia, Yoda, and a train conductor.

The Schuster Center has implemented several new features inside their auditorium for the safety of their guests, including MERV13+ air filters, HEPA filtration systems, and touchless machines. However, patrons six years of age and older must wear a mask and patrons twelve years of age and older must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccination cards will be checked at the door; please have both your card and I.D. ready. It is recommended that you arrive 45 minutes prior to your performance to allow time for the vaccination check. Please visit Health & Safety for more information.

For information about accessibility, parking, and tickets, please visit the links below.

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