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ArtsLIVE Performance Series

What we do.

Established in 1961 as a speaker and performance series, ArtsLIVE now primarily presents concerts by visiting professional ensembles from around the world.

Our mission is simple: to present outstanding arts experiences, and cultivate cultural curiosity. Each year, the series showcases a broad range of traditions - classical, jazz, and world music - and musicians may travel from as far away as Brazil and Pakistan, to as near as Michigan and New York.

ArtsLIVE events are open to both campus and community. Thanks to support from the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Cityfolk Jazznet and Vanguard Legacy Endowments, tickets are free for University of Dayton students and priced affordably for others.

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 If you haven’t previously received email or announcements in the mail from ArtsLIVE, you can share your contact information with us. For general questions about our program, contact the ArtsLIVE Office.

In the News
Fine and Performing Arts 09.24.21

After a pandemic-related hiatus during 2020 that featured three virtual events, the ArtsLIVE Performance Series resumes with six live concerts scheduled for the 2021-22 academic year.

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Zehler Hall, Room 209
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1482
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In addition to individual tickets, patrons can purchase Full Season tickets, a Vanguard Legacy package or a Pick Five package.

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