Dear Friends,

Welcome to our sixty-sixth season — a season of New Beginnings, brimming with fresh and exciting music!

As this is my inaugural season as Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, I thought it fitting that each concert of the 2013–14 Season feature music relating in one way or another to “new beginnings.” Read more about our season selections here.

I am delighted to be working with the talented and energetic musicians of the DPO and look forward to getting to know you, our dedicated and treasured audience, throughout the season!




Lawrence Golan, Music Director


October 4
New Beginnings

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Daniel Morris, bass trombone
Boyer: New Beginnings
Brubeck: Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “New World”
Read the program notes


November 15
Inauspicious Beginnings

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James Buswell, violin
Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Barber: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor
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December 20
Noels & New Year

ragonetti-sqAdam Flatt, guest conductor
Marcia Ragonetti, mezzo-soprano
Rimsky-Korsakov: Suite from The Snow Maiden
Prokofiev: “Troika” from Lieutenant Kije
Kuzma: “Against the Winter Wind” — World premiere performance
Handel: Messiah “But who may abide the day of his coming”
Hayen: Maltese Winter
Holiday favorites and singalongs!
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Saturday, December 28, 4pm
Bauer Recital!

bauersThe talented Bauer siblings — Alex, Marieke, Heidi and Jonas — perform various solo, duets and chamber music pieces in this 4th annual Bauer Recital. Donations to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra will be gratefully accepted.
View repertoire here


February 14
Young Love

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Linda Wang, violin
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Suite
Chen and He: The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
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February 22
Chamber Recital

Musicians and friends of the DPO perform chamber music in this annual fundraiser for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Small groups of musicians perform a variety of classical pieces in an intimate setting. What a lovely way to support your favorite orchestra!
View repertoire here


April 4
New Formations & Mysterious Mountains

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Joshua Sawicki, piano
Mussorgsky/Rimsky-Korsakov: Night on Bald Mountain
d’Indy: Symphony on a French Mountain Air
Hovhaness: Mysterious Mountain; Symphony No. 2
Nytch: Symphony No. 1: Formations — Denver premiere performance, co-commissioned by the DPO
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May 22
New Frontiers

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Daugherty: Krypton
Hovhaness: Celestial Fantasy
Holst: The Planets

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