During our 2014—15 Season we will perform at both KPOF Hall and Central Presbyterian Church. Scroll down for more info on each venue.
KPOF Hall, 1340 Sherman Street, Denver
Seating at KPOF is first-come, first-serve both on the main floor and in the balcony. View the seating chart here.
There is also free parking on the streets around KPOF Hall, including on Lincoln St and N Broadway. Tip: there’s a handy staircase linking the small free lot directly across from KPOF Hall with Lincoln St.
Handicapped parking is available at KPOF Hall. For details, please call Valerie at 303.653.2407.
Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman Street, Denver.
Venue for December 20, 2014 “Holiday Cheer!” concert only.
Seating at Central Presbyterian is first-come, first-serve both on the main floor and in the balcony. View the seating chart here.
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN PARKING
Street parking around Central Presbyterian is free on Saturday evening.
BEST BET: $3.00 parking
We have arranged the discounted flat rate parking fee of $3.00 with the Wells Fargo Center parking garage right across the street (to the north) from Central Presbyterian. Entrance is at 1700 Sherman St (between 17th and 18th). You will need to use a discount voucher to qualify for the reduced rate. A DPO representative will hand out the discount vouchers as concert-goers enter the parking garage ramp, beginning at 6pm concert night.
Payment is by credit/debit card only.
*** As you drive up the ramp to enter the parking garage, the entry doors will be closed. They will open when you get your entry ticket. ***
OTHER OPTIONS: $5.00 parking
There are two other paid parking lots directly across the street from Central Presbyterian on Sherman St. Both cost the flat rate of $5.00.
1. A surface lot operated by Star Park with an entrance at 175 E 16th Ave. 179 spaces. Coins and bills accepted.
2. A parking garage called 1660 Lincoln, with entrance on Sherman directly across from the church (between 16th & 17th) — concert-goers may park on the apron just outside of the garage, or in the garage, anywhere above P3 (P1-P2 is reserved parking). 268 non-reserved spaces. Cards accepted on exit.
For more parking information, find a map of several nearby parking options on Parkopedia.
Visit the RTD website www.rtd-denver.com and RTD’s trip planner will help you get to Central Presbyterian.
Join us for informal pre-concert chat sessions about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by DPO associate conductor Samuel Fuhrman. What should you listen for? What is the music’s historic and cultural context? We’ll give you insights into the music and music-makers you’ll be listening to. Pre-concert chats are free to all ticket holders. Please join us, starting at 6:30pm on all concert nights, except the December 20, 2014 concert.
If you are attending your first classical music concert, below are some frequently asked questions to help make your experience more enjoyable.
Be comfortable – There’s no dress code. From jeans to suits, you’ll see it all! Wear what you’d like — you’ll fit in. We love you just the way you are.
Applause 101 – Many concertgoers are confused about when to clap during an orchestra’s performance. Before the mid 19th century, audiences would routinely applaud between movements to show their joy for the music they just heard. Around the mid 19th century, it became tradition in Germany for audiences to wait until the end of the piece to clap, sitting silently between movements. That tradition spread and is now commonly accepted and taught. At the DPO, we welcome both traditions. If you prefer to wait for the end of a piece, that is fine. If you want to respectfully show your appreciation between movements, we welcome that too. Regardless, we want you to feel comfortable and focus on the performance, not confusing applause rules!
Coughing – Ahem… Try to ‘bury’ your cough in a loud passage of music. If you can’t or you begin to cough a lot, don’t worry — it’s perfectly acceptable and appropriate to quietly exit the concert hall. Remember to unwrap cough drops before the concert so you don’t create crackling noises.
Cry Room – Child feelin’ fidgety? We have a designated cry room at the back of the hall on the right side of the lower level (as you enter the hall). The room is marked with a sign.
Electronics – Please turn the sound off on your cell phones, pagers, and any other noise-making device.
Social Media – Feel free to tweet, post to Facebook or take photos without flash. Upload your pics and comments online — and be sure to tag us!
Pack it in, Pack it out — You’re welcome to bring a water bottle into the hall, but remember “Trail Rules” — pack it in, pack it out.
Tweet Your Heart Out
During the concert, we live-tweet photos, facts and tidbits about the music you’re listening to. Follow along, share and interact with us and other concert-goers on Twitter. @denverphilorch
• Phones on — sound off! We know you want to participate, but let’s leave the music to the pros
• All thumbs Tweet tweet tweet all the night through, but remember, no talking during the concert
• Add the hashtag #DPOtweets to your posts so your neighbors can follow along
• You don’t need a Twitter account to read our tweets, but if you’d like to tweet along with us, you need an account
• “PG” tweets only — C’mon, we’ve got kids here
Into bein’ green? We are too. (We are in Colorado after all.) Download paperless programs for our concerts by clicking the program below. Bring your smart phone or tablet — you can follow along, read the program notes, get to know about our musicians and more. All while saving trees. Pretty cool, eh? Available online, iOS, and Android.
There’s a lot to explore around us in Cap Hill and the Golden Triangle. Arrive early and grab dinner at DiFranco’s Italian or Charlie Browns Bar and Grill… or hang around after the concert for a nightcap at our neighbor City O City or LaLa’s Wine Bar. Expand your night with us by exploring our neighborhood! Join us for after each concert in our 2014–15 Season for a Nightcap at Oblio’s Cap Hill — enjoy specialty cocktails and discounted drinks with DPO musicians and other concert-goers.