On Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present Music of The Who, the second concert in the 2015–2016 Dayton Freight Rockin’ Orchestra Series. Guest conductor and arranger Brent Havens will take the podium for a night of the biggest hits of The Who played by his band Windborne and backed by the big orchestral sound of the Dayton Philharmonic. Associate Sponsor for this performance is Miller-Valentine Group.
Part of the 1960s British influx into U.S. rock ‘n roll, The Who has been described as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Rolling Stone Magazine listed seven of The Who’s albums in their “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, and this mega rock group won the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement in Live Music Award in 2006. The Who have been credited as early examples of the “power pop” genre, and with their 1969 album Tommy, they became the originators of the rock opera.
Founder of the band Windborne, Brent Havens has been writing music for television, theatrical movies, music libraries, and industrial productions since 1980. Windborne’s first live production of classic rock music with an orchestra was in late 1995 with The Music of Led Zeppelin. Windborne now has twelve different classic rock shows to its name, and since that first performance in 1995, band members have traveled the world playing their music with orchestras great and small. Windborne band members include Brody Dolyniuk on vocals and guitar, Dan Clemens on bass, Powell Randolph on drums, Allegra on electric violin, George Cintron on guitar, and Bart Kuebler on keyboards, with all band members joining in on background vocals. Windborne is led by Brent Havens, who will also guest conduct the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing these two massive sounds together in a tribute to one of the most prolific rock bands of the last several decades.
Audience members will be thrilled to hear Windborne interpret the huge hits of The Who, including “Baba O’Riley,” “Who Are You?” “I Can’t Explain,” “Substitute,” “I Can See for Miles,” “Going Mobile,” “Squeeze Box,” “Behind Blue Eyes,” “The Real Me,” “Join Together,” “You Better You Bet,” “Love, Reign o’er Me,” “My Generation,” and “Magic Bus,” as well as classic hits from the rock opera Tommy, including “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “See Me, Feel Me,” and, of course, “Pinball Wizard.”
The Who’s massive rock anthems will be filling the Schuster Center to the rafters on January 30. Will you be there? “You Better You Bet!”
Tickets for Music of The Who range from $29 to $81 and are available at Ticket Center Stage (937) 228-3630 or online at www.daytonperformingarts.org. Senior, teacher, student and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information on the concert of on other upcoming performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Ballet, visit www.daytonperformingarts.org.