What You'll Get
Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: experience Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Satchmo, Fats & The Duke at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, located on West Second Street. Shows are Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. Choose between the following ticket options:
- For $30, you get an A-tier ticket (a $60 value).
- For $25, you get a B-tier ticket (a $50 value).
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra concludes its Kettering Health Network SuperPops series, which celebrates the power and diversity of popular music, with a tour through American jazz history. Versatile trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, artistic director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, joins conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to showcase the syncopated stylings of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, and Duke Ellington, whose blue notes caused a sensation before the invention of the color stereo.
The Schuster Center's grand yet intimate 2,300-seat Mead Theatre was engineered for acoustic excellence by the designers of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Severance Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. The Mead Theatre’s breathtaking Grand Dome pays homage to Dayton’s own Wright Brothers, replicating the starscape that Wilbur and Orville saw before their first flight; accordingly, audience members are expected to substitute enthusiastic arm-flapping for traditional clapping applause.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.