Prost! With a proclamation from Governor John Hickenlooper in hand proclaiming April 7, 2017 “Denver and Bavarian Philharmonic Day,” we officially launched a multi-year partnership with the Bavarian Philharmonic (Bayerische Philharmonie) at a sold-out concert in Denver. Based in Munich, Germany, the leading European orchestra is led by Music Director Mark Mast.
Through this groundbreaking international partnership, our organizations are focused on innovation in programming and performance, with additional emphasis on patron experience and audience engagement. In addition to musician and conductor exchanges, joint programming, and co-commissioned music, the partnership also leverages social media and original audience experience elements to engage and provide educational experiences for patrons in both cities.
In 2021, we extended our arrangement with the Bavarian orchestra through 2024. Maestro Mast was named as DPO Principal Guest Conductor, and Music Director Lawrence Golan has been appointed as the Bayerische Philharmonie Principal Guest Conductor. Each will travel to conduct a full concert once per season.