Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Declares Denver and Bavarian Philharmonic Day

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Declares Denver and Bavarian Philharmonic Day

John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the entire state of Colorado, proclaims, forever after, April 7, 2017 as Denver and Bavarian Philharmonic Day in honor of the inaugural concert of our trans-Atlantic partnership with Bayerische Philharmonie. Buy now for Prost!

A Note from Mark

Posted on Apr 5, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Mark

Dear Friends! Almost half a lifetime ago, I first landed in Colorado to conduct more than a dozen concerts and it turned out to be the start of a lifetime love. From its mountains, cities, people and nature to its overall unique spirit of freedom and vastness, Colorado always inspires and opens new horizons for me. […]

A Note from Jeremy

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Jeremy

Dear Friends, As it turns out, my very first CD as young kid contained the complete works for clarinet by Carl Maria von Weber. After studying and teaching his first concerto for decades, I’m so excited to finally perform it with the DPO at Prost! on April 7. This piece is in the blood of every […]

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 Classical Cocktail Pairings
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 […]