Powerful True Stories — “O Beautiful” is Tomorrow! 🗽 🎶

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized
Powerful True Stories — “O Beautiful” is Tomorrow! 🗽 🎶

Tomorrow’s concert O Beautiful showcases three American works including a suite of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess tunes, and the emotional and powerful symphony, Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Composer Peter Boyer seamlessly weaves seven true stories of early 20th century immigrants with a cinematic score. Like many of you, my family is fairly new to this country. My grandma Anne’s parents and brothers […]

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 […]

“Twist” is back — tonight at Dazzle! 🎶 🍸

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in From Matt Meier, board member
“Twist” is back — tonight at Dazzle! 🎶 🍸

Hey there, While it’s the premiere of our third season of DPO With a Twist at the popular Dazzle nightclub, we’ve got a lot that’s new at Spritzer tonight! New lineup of DPO musicians! Along with familiar “With a Twist” faces, hear our principal harp and a trio featuring Music Director Lawrence Golan with two principal string players. New venue! Dazzle moved from their long-time […]

What Drink Goes With Fuchs?

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 in Classical Cocktail Pairings
What Drink Goes With Fuchs?

DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a custom drink menu inspired by each piece on Wednesday’s DPO With a Twist: Spritzer set list. Buy now for DPO With a Twist: Spritzer   Gerardo Gombau Guerra: Apunte Betico Vino Tinto To really get in the Spanish feel of this piece, sit back, relax, and order a […]

Notes: November 17

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Program Notes
Notes: November 17

November 17, 2017 • O Beautiful Concert program notes by Betsy Schwarm BUY NOW FOR O BEAUTIFUL

Lawrence’s Dazzle Debut! 

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Upcoming Concerts
Lawrence’s Dazzle Debut! 

You’ve seen him conduct, and if you’re lucky, you’ve heard him play the violin on the Antonia Brico Stage. Next week Music Director Lawrence Golan will make his first appearance at DPO With a Twist hosted at Dazzle’s new downtown venue. Two years ago, we premiered our intimate chamber music series, DPO With a Twist, at the iconic Denver nightclub. November 8, our third […]

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 […]

Denver Philharmonic Makes European Debut with Bavarian Partnership

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Announcements
Denver Philharmonic Makes European Debut with Bavarian Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MUNICH (Oct. 20, 2017) — Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, nine members of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) will join the Bayerische Philharmonie (Bavarian Philharmonic) for a full-length concert in Herkulessaal (Hercules Hall) at Munich’s Royal Residenz. “We are so excited to present this concert in partnership with the Bavarian Philharmonic,” said Sarah […]

Out of the Office: #DPOinMunich

Posted on Oct 15, 2017 in From Matt Meier, board member
Out of the Office: #DPOinMunich

Here we go! Over the past year, we have been lucky to collaborate three times with our sister orchestra, Bayerische Philharmonic (Bavarian Philharmonic, or BayPhil) a premier European orchestra based in Munich, Germany. First, to kick off our 2016–17 season, BayPhil Music Director Mark Mast guest conducted Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Grand Opening […]