Cirque Musica joins Philharmonic

Staff report

DAYTON — On Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 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 2018–2019 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Cirque Musica: Crescendo.

Cirque Musica’s Crescendo is a symphonic theatrical production combining a stirring musical performance from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) with the physical feats of international cirque artists. Cirque Musica is a visual experience for the entire family, blending the spell-binding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest music of all time.

Cirque Musica has traveled the world blending the majesty of two wonderful artistic traditions: cirque artistry and symphonic music. The Dayton Philharmonic and guest violinist Veronica Gan will perform some of the great classical works from composers such as Tchaikovsky, Korsakov, Smetana, Holst, Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Copland and Wagner. And the renowned physical artists of Cirque Musica will interpret the music physically as no one else can.

Audience members will be on the edge of their seats as cirque performers and classical music soar through the Schuster atmosphere. It will be a feast for both the eyes and the ears!

Join the DPO for the night when the circus comes to town – and sets up the tent inside the Schuster!

Tickets for Cirque Musica: Crescendo begin at $24 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

Staff report