Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Features
Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Seven actors from Cherry Creek Theatre will join the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for our performance of Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Don’t miss these hilarious and heartfelt true stories of Ellis Island immigrants at O Beautiful on November 17. Buy now for O Beautiful   Albert Banker (Lazarus Salamon; Hungary, 1920) Albert […]

A Note from Composer Peter Boyer

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Composer Peter Boyer

Dear Friends, I’m delighted that you will have an opportunity to hear my work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, for actors and orchestra at O Beautiful on November 17. With words taken from interviews in the Ellis Island Oral History Project — real words of real people telling their own stories of coming to […]

A Note from Cherry Creek Theatre

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Cherry Creek Theatre

Dear Friends, Ellis Island: The Dream of America is an exciting symphonic piece to be performed at O Beautiful on November 17. It features actors from Cherry Creek Theatre speaking the true words of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island with orchestral underscoring and interludes provided by the wonderful Denver Philharmonic. More than just a dynamic musical composition, Ellis Island touches me personally. In […]

A Note from Kathy

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Kathy

Dear Friends, It’s my great privilege to kick off our 70th Season performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin & Oboe concerto for Oktoberfest on September 29! Oboist Hideki Machida from the Bavarian Philharmonic, our sister orchestra in Munich, will cross the Atlantic to perform the concerto with me. It’s very exciting to collaborate with a colleague […]

A Note from Principal Cellist Katie Burns

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Principal Cellist Katie Burns

Dear friends, Travel and music have always gone hand in hand for me. They have taken me to Boston, New York, France, Italy and Greece where I’ve been able to collaborate and build lasting relationships with musicians and composers from around the world. I’ve seen how making music on this level has not only benefited my […]

Playing Out with Wei Luo

Posted on May 31, 2017 in Playing Out
Playing Out with Wei Luo

Eighteen-year-old concert pianist Wei Luo visited Colorado for the first time to perform Felix Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto at our season finale. We met the Chinese-American musician in the Romanesque colonnade in Civic Center Park to chat about music, life in high school, and moving to the States as a young girl to pursue her […]

A Note from Wei

Posted on May 5, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Wei

Dear Friends, I still remembered the first time I heard Felix Mendelssohn’s first piano concerto, I was entirely obsessed by the delightful and charming nature of the piece. Every time I listen to it, no matter how exhausted I am sometimes, I always feel super refreshed and inspired by the music! The concerto has brought […]

A Note from Mark

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Mark

Dear Friends! Almost half a lifetime ago, I first landed in Colorado to conduct more than a dozen concerts and it turned out to be the start of a lifetime love. From its mountains, cities, people and nature to its overall unique spirit of freedom and vastness, Colorado always inspires and opens new horizons for me. […]

A Note from Jeremy

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Jeremy

Dear Friends, As it turns out, my very first CD as young kid contained the complete works for clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber. After studying and teaching his first concerto for decades, I’m so excited to finally perform it with the DPO at Prost! on April 7. This piece is in the blood of every […]

“Twist” is my favorite

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in A Note from
“Twist” is my favorite

Dear Friends, We do a lot of fun things at the Denver Philharmonic. DPO With a Twist just might be my favorite. Why? The food! — If you haven’t had Dazzle’s mac-n-cheese, I’ll just say it: you haven’t lived The drinks! — One of the tough requirements of my job is cocktail tasting for DPO with […]