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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Performance Place at the Schuster Center, Dayton, OH 45402
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Ranked #3 of 14 Activities in Dayton
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is a high quality orchestra that compares favorable with orchestras from much larger cities such as Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis, etc. Under the leadership of Neal Gittelman who has been the conductor for 18 years, this orchestra has achieved a quality in performance that is truly amazing. The Schuster Center is one of the finest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We love the DPO!! They are so versatile....we have heard them do the typical classics, movie themes, pop music.....the list goes on and on! We love when the schedule comes out each year, so that we can eagerly plan our schedule around theirs!! Bravo DPO!!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I grew up with the arts in Chicago, where the symphony was a central part of my lifestyle. The performing artists in Dayton are world-class. I have yet to be disappointed. Neil Gittelman is superb! The music is always uplifting. We had season tickets last year and plan on having them again this year.

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Dayton, Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This orchestra is just lovely. They really put their all into their performances and I enjoy seeing them coupled with another beautiful art form such as opera or ballet. If you haven't seen the DPO, you should absolutely see them one day soon!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I am not a music critic by any means, but this orchestra performs their hearts out onstage. And one reason would seem to be artistic director and conductor, Neal Gittleman. He leads them well and entertains the audience at the same time - a rather unique talent. For instance... at the recent performance of Super Pops, Billboard HIts of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I never liked orchestra before my fiance surprised me with tickets to the DPO. Now I can't get enough. We keep adding new series every year. The variety of shows are great the Neil is always a delight! :) Even if you don't think you will like it, give it a shot. It is very entertaining!

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Dayton, Ohio
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23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an excellent orchestra and a Dayton fixture for more years than I can remember. Their home is the Schuster Center with its phenomenal acoustics.

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Piqua, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

For a city the size of Dayton, the arts are truly outstanding. One of the standouts is the Philharmonic, an evening concert is simply a great experience.

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Dayton, OH
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

They have different series to chose from, so everyone can find something they like. The music is always top notch. Some series have lectures beforehand to help you understand and know the piece of music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

If you are a newbee to classical music, then go to the Sunday concerts at the Masonic Center across from Dayton Art Institute. Ice cream is served, free, after the concerts. You should not take 2 servings...but can! If you attended a couple of years ago, and left a small stuffed white lamb, please claim it now. It is always... More

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