Past Concert: May 21, 2015

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: May 21, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Don’t blink, or you might miss our fast-paced May season finale, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine quickly accelerates into Gershwin’s classic locomotive jazz number, Rhapsody in Blue, featuring 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Fei-Fei Dong. The season crosses the finish line with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, which, at times, sounds like a maniacal machine off to the races.

FeiFeiDongLawrence Golan, Conductor
Fei-Fei Dong, 

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
(About 66 mins + 15 min intermission)

Fei-Fei will perform on a Steinway concert grand piano generously provided by Schmitt Music

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Notas del programa
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More Than Music

Food Truck Tailgate, 5:30–7:15pm


Have you ever tailgated a symphony? Starting at 5:30pm in the parking lot on the south side of KPOF, enjoy food trucks Rolling Smoke BBQMikes2Kitchen and Ba-NOM-a-NOM. Sorry friends, no booze at this family-friendly tailgate! And we’ll have a canopy on the lawn to keep ya out of the rain.


Pre-Concert Chat, 6:30pm

Join us for informal pre-concert chat sessions about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by DPO associate conductor Samuel Fuhrman. 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. Please join us, starting at 6:30pm on all concert nights, except the December 20, 2014 concert.


PLANES!, Preconcert

Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts and prepare for take off at our paper airplane runway. The farthest flight could win a pair of 2015–16 season tickets!


TRAINS!, Anytime

Amer_Flyer_Royal_Blue_cropCheck out DPO Timpanist Steve Bulota’s 1950s American Flyer complete freight train set — from a smoking steam engine to the caboose!


AUTOMOBILES!, Preconcert

models-black-malibu-rear-landing_4Take a selfie or a test drive with the all-electric award winning Tesla Model S before the concert. These amazing automobiles come with an “Insane Mode” button.

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Reception, immediately following concert





Say hello! Come downstairs after the concert for refreshments, meet the soloists, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!


Nightcap, around 10pm

Join us after each concert this season for a Cap Hill Nightcap. Sip on concert-themed cocktails at Oblio’s in Capitol Hill. Enjoy Happy Hour pricing with your ticket stub. Meet, mingle and connect with musicians and friends — just a few blocks away from KPOF Hall.

Oblio’s Cap Hill, 1225 Logan Street, 80203