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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

To view a map of area parking lots, both free and paid, click 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. For details, please call Valerie at 303.653.2407.

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Our December 20, 2014 “Holiday Cheer!” concert will be held at
Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman Street, Denver

There is free parking on the streets around the church and $3.00 parking in the Wells Fargo parking garage across the street from the church (to the north). Pay as you exit.

 

Pre-Concert Chats

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.

 

Concert Etiquette

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!

 

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

 

Paperless Programs

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.

 

Your Night

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.