A Note from Marketo

Posted on Apr 13, 2018 in A Note from
A Note from Marketo

¡GOOOOAL! is presented by Marketo As a proud sponsor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, we at Marketo would like to thank you for attending Saturday’s concert. Marketo is committed to student success, as well as expanding access and participation in science, technology, engineering, art, and math in schools across the globe. To honor this commitment, […]

The “Stolen Margarita” (TOP SECRET)

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in A Note from, Classical Cocktail Pairings, DPO Desk
The “Stolen Margarita” (TOP SECRET)

Amigos, ¡GOOOOAL! is a few days away! This Saturday, we hope you will join us to hear some incredible music from an assortment of outstanding composers from Mexico to Spain to Brazil and Argentina — all brought to you in the capable hands of guest conductor José Luis Castillo. Now if you find yourself more passionate about the sports bar […]

A Note from Hisham

Posted on Apr 4, 2018 in A Note from
A Note from Hisham

Dear Friends, I hope you are as excited as I am for our next concert, ¡GOOOOAL!, which will feature a potpourri of some of classical music’s great Latin and Spanish works. From the quirky rhythms of Copland’s El Salon México, to the heartfelt melody of Piazzolla’s Oblivion, the concert program landscapes music from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Spain. You’ll hear the […]

Stand in Mendelssohn’s shoes

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 in Features, Uncategorized
Stand in Mendelssohn’s shoes

A 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn stood in a roofless abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland when inspiration struck. The German composer was taken aback by the beauty of the sky pouring into the chapel. Later, he wrote to his family, In the deep twilight we went today to the palace… The chapel below is now roofless. Grass and […]

A Note from Dirk

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in A Note from
A Note from Dirk

The Irish composition The Brendan Voyage is loaded with exciting lore and significance. It was written to commemorate the adventurers who braved sailing into the terrifying and mysterious North Atlantic in an ancient type of wood-framed sailboat clad with nothing but the sewn skins of ox-hide leather. There are those who believe that St. Brendan […]

Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Features
Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Seven actors from Cherry Creek Theatre will join the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for our performance of Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Don’t miss these hilarious and heartfelt true stories of Ellis Island immigrants at O Beautiful on November 17. Buy now for O Beautiful   Albert Banker (Lazarus Salamon; Hungary, 1920) Albert […]

A Note from Composer Peter Boyer

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Composer Peter Boyer

Dear Friends, I’m delighted that you will have an opportunity to hear my work Ellis Island: The Dream of America, for actors and orchestra at O Beautiful on November 17. With words taken from interviews in the Ellis Island Oral History Project — real words of real people telling their own stories of coming to […]

A Note from Cherry Creek Theatre

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Cherry Creek Theatre

Dear Friends, Ellis Island: The Dream of America is an exciting symphonic piece to be performed at O Beautiful on November 17. It features actors from Cherry Creek Theatre speaking the true words of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island with orchestral underscoring and interludes provided by the wonderful Denver Philharmonic. More than just a dynamic musical composition, Ellis Island touches me personally. In […]

A Note from Kathy

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Kathy

Dear Friends, It’s my great privilege to kick off our 70th Season performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin & Oboe concerto for Oktoberfest on September 29! Oboist Hideki Machida from the Bavarian Philharmonic, our sister orchestra in Munich, will cross the Atlantic to perform the concerto with me. It’s very exciting to collaborate with a colleague […]

A Note from Principal Cellist Katie Burns

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Principal Cellist Katie Burns

Dear friends, Travel and music have always gone hand in hand for me. They have taken me to Boston, New York, France, Italy and Greece where I’ve been able to collaborate and build lasting relationships with musicians and composers from around the world. I’ve seen how making music on this level has not only benefited my […]