In its sixth year, the Mid-Day Arts Café showcases Dayton’s unique and vibrant arts community through live performances, interactive Q&As, and premieres of upcoming productions. You will have the opportunity to network with artists, meet local arts enthusiasts, learn new skills, and connect with the community. Every Mid-Day Arts Café begins with a box lunch provided by Citilites Restaurant & Bar at 11:30 am, and the presentation starts promptly at noon.
The January 5 Mid-Day Arts Cafe features the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPAA) in the Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre. Audience members will be treated to a preview of Songs from the Heart featuring Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” and Mahler’s “The Song of the Earth.” You’ll also hear from Neal Gittleman, Artistic Director & Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic, and Jessica Hung, Violinist and Concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic, with an introduction and welcome from Paul Helfrich, President & CEO of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.
11:30 am – Registration, Networking & Lunch
12 p.m. – Performance/Q&A
1 p.m. – Departure
Parking is available in The Arts Garage on the corner of Second and Ludlow Streets. Let the ticket agent at the registration table know you parked in the Arts Garage when you check in and you will receive a voucher that discounts your parking to $3!