Schuster Center to host first in-person event since March

DAYTON — The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will hold their first Masterworks Concert of the year on Jan. 23.

This marks the first in-person event held at the Schuster Center since March of last year, just as the COVID-19 shutdowns were beginning.

The concert, entitled Beethoven 8 and Florence Price, continues the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s two-year celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8.

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There will be two performances on Jan. 23; the first at 6:00 p.m. followed by an 8:30 p.m. performance.

Due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, limited seating will be available and patrons will be seated in a socially-distanced manner. In-theater tickets are $50 per performance.

For patrons who are not ready to attend in-person performances yet, a livestream of the 8:30 p.m. performance will be available. Included with the livestream access is on-demand access of the performance that will be available until June 30. Livestream access is $25.

DPAA President and CEO Pat McDonald expressed the excitement to begin returning to live performances.

“We are thrilled to be back on stage in the theater doing what we love to do, and we look forward to sharing the talent and dedication of our musicians, dancers, and singers with our community, who have continued to support us in the face of many challenges over the last year. This concert is definitely a giant first step back, and we could not be more excited,” said DPAA President and CEO Pat McDonald.