Current Grant Projects
Through its competitive grants process, the Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts selected three projects for the new arts season. Organizations sponsoring/presenting these projects are the Dayton Philharmonic, Victoria Theatre Association, and the Dayton Ballet.
Start the Season with a Powerful Rarity
Get ready for a grand look at the Dayton artistic scene with Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem. Seldom performed with so many stars under one roof, this format will employ the usual solo and orchestral forces, but also expanded choral forces and dramatic staging, dance, lighting, and projection. Verdi’s magnificent “opera in disguise” requires a large double chorus, four operatic soloists, and large orchestra. The Miriam Rosenthal Foundation’s support will make possible this historically groundbreaking piece in this expanded and innovative way on the stage at the Schuster Center.
One of the most celebrated classics of 20th-century literature, The Great Gatsby is set for Dayton with a spectacular performance bringing together numerous groups of artists. Expect an evening of excitement as the story will unfold with various forms of dance, along with live music by guest artists, a narrator, guest performers from Wright State University and/or the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, both the junior and senior Dayton Ballet companies, and dancers from the Dayton Ballet School.
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance will be spreading its talents and resources into the community in new and different ways. Designed to increase awareness of the DPAA — all while bringing some cheer and delivering some professional-level artistic creativity — artists will pop up in settings sure to surprise and delight. Follow the traveling show on social media as all of the Dayton area can be transformed into a performance space at any time. The Miriam Rosenthal Foundation has agreed to lend its financial support, and we look forward to the fun and performances to follow!