John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the entire state of Colorado, proclaims, forever after, April 7, 2017 as Denver and Bavarian Philharmonic Day in honor of the inaugural concert of our trans-Atlantic partnership with Bayerische Philharmonie. Buy now for Prost!
Dear Friends, When I was 10, my mom checked out the 1961 film West Side Story from the high school library. Dad made popcorn, and we gathered to watch Tony & Maria’s romantic love story, elaborate dance-fights with Riff & Bernardo, and a soaring score by Leonard Bernstein. Now, I had no clue who Leonard Bernstein […]
’Twas a twinkling night in downtown Denver — a perfect evening for soprano Sydney Harper to cozy up next to the piano at the Brown Palace to sing a few cherished carols including Baby, It’s Cold Outside, O Holy Night and Santa Baby. Saturday, December 19, Sydney will perform O Holy Night, I Know That […]
April 3 • Reformations Concert program notes by Leigh Townsend Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 1708 J.S. Bach/Leopold Stokowski (1685–1750) (1882–1977) Transcribing old music for modern instruments and modern audiences is essential for keeping classical music alive. From obscurity to Fantasia, the Toccata and Fugue in D minor is a splendid showpiece of orchestral potential. […]