What the Fugue is Gemütlichkeit?

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is Gemütlichkeit?

Spring has arrived!  Days are getting longer, the snow has melted, and flowers are blooming across the city (much to the chagrin of my poor Midwestern allergies). Across Metro Denver folks are sipping beer on patios and laying out blankets in parks — there’s a general sense of Gemütlichkeit that’s leaving everyone feeling warm and […]

A New Partnership

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
A New Partnership

Dear Friends, There couldn’t be a more appropriate title for our April concert than Prost! ‘Prost’ is a celebratory German word, like our “Cheers!” The concert features an all-German musical selection, and we have some HUGE news to celebrate. We ask that you raise your glass to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and our new friends and partners at the […]

Notes: April 7

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 in Program Notes
Notes: April 7

April 7, 2017 • Prost! Concert program notes by Betsy Schwarm

What Drink Goes with Sinatra?

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Features
What Drink Goes with Sinatra?

DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a new drink menu inspired by each piece on tonight’s DPO With a Twist Blended Brass set list. Available for purchase at Dazzle Jazz on March 8. Buy now for DPO With a Twist: Blended Brass   Giles Farnaby: Fancies, Toyes and Aires Classic Gin Martini Ingredients: Dancing Pines Gin […]

Romeo & Juliet & Dance Fights

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
Romeo & Juliet & Dance Fights

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 […]

“Twist” is my favorite

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in A Note from
“Twist” is my favorite

Dear Friends, We do a lot of fun things at the Denver Philharmonic. DPO With a Twist just might be my favorite. Why? The food! — If you haven’t had Dazzle’s mac-n-cheese, I’ll just say it: you haven’t lived The drinks! — One of the tough requirements of my job is cocktail tasting for DPO with […]

Who Do You Love? | Stop-Motion Photo Booth Video

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Features
Who Do You Love? | Stop-Motion Photo Booth Video

At Hopeless Romantics on February 10, 2017, patrons were asked to write what they love at the Stop-Motion Photo Booth. From “Bacon” to “Music! Music!! Music!!!,” our patrons opened up to show us the things and people near and dear to their hearts. 💙💛 Featuring a live recording of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s […]

Make it a dinner date!

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Make it a dinner date!

Growing up in small-town Minnesota, it was ingrained in me that when someone new moved to your block you’d welcome them with a tater tot hotdish and a plate of bars. Come to find out, Denver isn’t so different from central Minnesoooooota. The University Club, our new neighbors across the street from our home at […]

A Note from Matthew

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Matthew

Dear Friends, One of my very first CDs I had as a child was the recording of Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for violin and cello. I’ve craved the opportunity to perform this piece for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled that my first time on stage with the work will be […]

A Note from Lawrence

A Note from Lawrence

Dear Friends & Supporters, On Friday, February 10, we will continue our 16–17 Powerhouse Season with Hopeless Romantics. The Romantic Period was probably the richest era in terms of producing the most beloved, iconic and enduring masterpieces. Irrefutably, it’s the age that produced the most passionate music ever written. It all started with Beethoven revolutionizing […]