Friday, March 2, 2018
Sail away to Bonnie Scotland and the Emerald Isle on March 2 with Smilin’ Isles. Felix Mendelssohn draws from traditional folk music to paint stormy, untamed landscapes dotted with overgrown castle ruins in his “Scottish” Symphony. Colorado uilleann piper Dirk Mewes joins us for The Brendan Voyage by living Irish composer Shaun Davey. This groundbreaking symphony takes you across the high seas tracing the incredible journey of St. Brendan’s epic 6th-century voyage across the Atlantic in a leather boat. If you’re asking what the fugue are uilleann pipes?, they’re basically the rare Irish version of bagpipes.
Single ticket pricing: Adults: $25 • Senior: $17 • Student: $12 • 12 and under FREE
Lawrence Golan, conductor
Dirk Mewes, uilleann pipes
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
Davey: The Brendan Voyage
7:30–9:30pm (with intermission), doors open at 6:15pm
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. Participants may save their concert hall seats by displaying the “Save The Seat” message printed on the back cover of our concert programs. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:
UClub Pre-Concert Dinner Date, seating 5:00–6:45pm
For just $30 per person, enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, a glass of wine and coffee or hot tea at the University Club — directly across the street from the hall. Full bar is available for purchase and the staff will have you out the door before the concert at 7:30p. No tipping allowed, casual dress is okay. Call the uClub at 303.861.4267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Pre-concert Chat, starting at 6:30pm
Join us for a free, informal pre-concert chat about the music you’ll be hearing. What should you listen for? What is the music’s historic and cultural context? Associate Conductor Hisham Bravo Groover will give you insights into the music and music-makers you’ll be listening to.
Highland Dancing, pre-concert
The multi-talented Chalet Dancers who will perform colorful military and broadsword Scottish dances for your enjoyment.
Whisk(e)y Tasting, pre-concert
What’s the difference between whisky, whiskey and bourbon? Learn more about the water of life with Proof Wine & Spirits. Try tasters of Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey and a local Colorado bourbon! Slainte! 21+
Wine and Craft Beer, starting at 6:15pm
Clink a glass of wine, or Oktave Oktoberfest-style beer, the official DPO craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5. 🍷🍺
Complimentary Coffee, starting at 6:15pm
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.
#DPOTweets, during the concert
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
Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!