Thursday, May 25, 2017
When In Rome
Benvenuti a Roma!
When In Rome concludes our 69th season May 25. Pianist Wei Luo, Gold Medal Winner of both the Chopin and Rachmaninoff International Piano Competitions, performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. The concerto, along with Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome wrap our Italian-themed season finale.
Lawrence Golan, conductor
Wei Luo, piano
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Read the program notes
7:30–9:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
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. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:
Food Truck Tailgate, 5:30 – 7:15pm
Our signature symphony tailgating is not to be missed! Enjoy a fast and delicious meal from The Rolling Italian, Crock Spot and Repicci’s Italian ice & Gelato food trucks. Pair your meal with a local brew from Ursula Brewery.
Cheers!, starting at 5:30pm
Clink a glass of Italian wine, or Offbeat Saison, the official DPO craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5. 🍷🍺
Festa Italiana, starting at 6:15pm
Back by popular demand, the Chalet Dancers who wowed our audience at Prost! are back with traditional Italian Tarantella dancing in the street. Tell all your friends about your Italian vacation! Send a Roman postcard from your night at the DPO — we’ll even stamp and mail them out for you!
Coffee Station, starting at 6:15pm
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.
Pre-Concert Chat, 6:30pm
Join us for informal pre-concert chat about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by our associate conductor. 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. Pre-concert Chat is free to all ticket holders starting at 6:30pm.
Reception, immediately following concert
Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!
Complete your evening and enjoy a late-night happy hour with a concert-themed cocktail or a bite at Blueprint Bar, just three short blocks away!