Often called “America’s composer,” John Williams has been creating movie music since 1959. He has won 24 Grammy Awards and has been nominated 51 times for an Academy Award, winning the coveted statue five times over the years. His staggering number of Academy nods makes him the second-most nominated individual for the Oscar, next to none other than Mr. Walt Disney himself. In fact, Williams has composed the soundtrack for eight of the twenty highest grossing films at the U.S. box office. To say that John Williams has had a great influence on the very fabric of American culture over the last 60 years is an understatement! This March, the Williams musical magic continues as Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic prepare a Pops performance that pays tribute to even more music from this Hollywood legend.
This weekend’s Dayton Philharmonic “Folk Rock of the 70’s” SuperPops series is being offered at a special 50% discount rate! This is a great opportunity to see one of Dayton’s finest performance arts groups, featuring songs many of you know and love.
Prepare to be transported by the talents of AJ and Jayne when they join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of folk rock favorites made famous by Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Jim Croce, James Taylor, The Eagles, Carole King and more.
Guest artists AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli are singer/guitarists steeped in the sounds of all-American rock, country and folk. Gifted artist Jayne Kelli started singing as a teenager and is a natural talent. Her partner AJ Swearingen provides a perfect complement with his approachable and nuanced delivery. You may remember him from his Dayton appearance here at the Schuster with Jonathan Beedle and the DPO in a superb show paying tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel.
Backed by the full, rich sound of the Orchestra, this talented duo bring a deep playlist including “Take It Easy,” “Father and Son,” “Wild World,” “Both Sides Now,” “Heart of Gold,” “Landslide,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Dreams,” “Sundown,” “The Boxer,” “Time in a Bottle,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Fire and Rain,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and more. 1970s folk rock is even better this time around!
Fire and Rain: Iconic Folk Rock of the 70s
8:00 pm Friday, October 16, 2015
8:00 pm Saturday, October 17, 2015
Single Tickets On Sale Now
P $78 | A $63 | B $54 | C $38 | D $27
BOX OFFICE (888) 228-3630 or click here for online purchase.
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Generation Dayton presents Next-Generation Consulting Webcast. Tuesday May, 25 from 11:30-1PM. You’re moving up in the world and got that promotion – this Webcast will give you the tips and hints you need to be an awesome manager. Brown bag lunch – drinks and desserts provided. RSVP by Monday!
JumpstART presents Jump into the DPO . Not ready to spend a Saturday on the arts? Join other YPs after work on Wednesday, May 26 for $10 tickets to see 24-year old wonder Jessica Hung perform in a 45-minute concert she designed. After the show, meet Jessica at a private JumpstART reception with pizza and a beer tasting sponsored by Boston’s Bistro and Pub. Call 228-3630 and mention the jumpstART deal.
Generation Dayton: Even More on the calendar for the group affectionately known as “GenD.” Coming up, you can check out the regular Fourth Friday lunch on Friday, May 28. Get together with other young professionals at El Meson at Noon to meet new people, check out a great restaurant, and have some fun that fits into your work schedule.
Post below if I missed anything or if you have plans to attend one of these great events!