Past Concert: September 30, 2016

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 in Uncategorized
Past Concert: September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016
Grand Opening of the Antonia Brico Stage

Da da da dun!

Spencer-SmallerThe four most-famous notes of all time will keep you on the edge of your seat during Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, the smashing finale at The Grand Opening of the Antonia Brico Stage on September 30.

Recently completed, our new stage is dedicated to Antonia Brico, DPO founder and pioneer female conductor. The opening number, Beethoven’s  Leonore Overture No. 3., along with Richard Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, are two pieces Antonia conducted at her debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1938. Connecting our past, present and future, we are proud to spotlight our principal trumpet Ryan Spencer performing Johann Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto.

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Lawrence Golan, conductor
Mark Mast, guest conductor
Ryan Spencer, trumpet

Beethoven:  Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Read the program notes
Read and download the concert program

7:30–9:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)


More Than Music

We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:

Food Truck Tailgate, 5:30 – 7:15pm

Our signature symphony tailgating is not to be missed! Enjoy a fast and delicious meal from Rolling Smoke BBQ,  Mikes2 Kitchen and Gigi’s Cupcakes food trucks. Pair your meal with a local brew from Ursula Brewery.

Tailgate Games, 5:30 – 7:15pm

Let the games begin! How ’bout a quick round Cornhole or Ladder Golf before dessert? Go for distance at the Tortilla Toss! All kinds of prizes for the winners!

Cheers!, starting at 5:30pm

Clink a glass of the official DPO craft beer Offbeat Saison from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5.

Coffee Station, starting at 6:15pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.

Pre-Concert Chat, 6:30pm

Join us for informal pre-concert chat sessions about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by our Associate Conductor Hisham Bravo Groover. 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 starting at 6:30pm on all concert nights.

Reception, immediately following concert

Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!

Nightcap, post-concert

Complete your evening and enjoy a late-night happy hour with a concert-themed cocktail or a bite at Blueprint Bar, just three short blocks away!