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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Performance Place at the Schuster Center, Dayton, OH 45402
1-937-224-3521
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Type: Symphonies
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- Apr 6, 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Ohio
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34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Dayton Philharmonic is a wonderful surprise. I didn't think an orchestra from such a small city would be so good. I miss my season tickets!

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Kettering, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Neal Gittleman is truly a treasure. He's a top notch conductor and he is so creative, clever (and comical!). We applaud all of the "integrated" programming (accompanying movies, including speakers/actors to dramatize pieces). Their educational programs are amazing; the volunteers are amazing. Oh, and the musicians are amazing. Thank you, DPO!

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Troy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I have attended two separate concerts and have been underwhelmed both times. I am a lifelong supporter of the performing arts. Unfortunately the last event several of us attended, we had to listen to a principal clarinet mangle a concerto and actually squawk several times throughout his solo. The venue they normally perform at his nice, however spend your money... More

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