Cirque and music blend in one-of-a-kind collaboration this weekend

Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED
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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

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Looking for a new way to experience the orchestra?

Imagine cirque performers soaring through the air to the backdrop of classical music.

On Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present the third concert in the 2018–19 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series, Cirque Musica: Crescendo.

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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED
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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

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Credit: HANDOUT

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Cirque Musica’s Crescendo is a symphonic theatrical production combining a stirring musical performance from the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO), under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman, with the physical feats of international cirque artists.

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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED
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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

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.

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You’ll be on the edge of your seat as cirque performers and music soar through the Schuster atmosphere - a feast for both your eyes and your ears!

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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED
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Maestro Neal Gittleman and members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the musical backdrop for an international collection of high-flying cirque performers for “Cirque Musica: Crescendo at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25-26. CONTRIBUTED

Credit: HANDOUT

Credit: HANDOUT

Tickets for Cirque Musica: Crescendo begin at $24 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. 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 www.daytonperformingarts.org.

WANT TO GO?

What: Cirque Musica

Where: The Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton

When: Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Cost: $14+

More info: Tickets for Cirque Musica: Crescendo begin at $24 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org.

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