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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Embarks on a 14-city Tour of China in June

SCFD Funded Performing Arts Group Goes to China

DENVER—One of Denver’s fastest growing Tier III cultural organizations will bring music to China this summer. The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) will kick-off a 14-concert/14-city tour of the country on June 17 in Central China’s Yellow River Valley and concluded 24 days later in Lishui, in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang.

“It will be such a pleasure to take this journey with my friends and colleagues of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra,” said Lawrence Golan, the DPO’s music director. “We take very seriously the fact that we will be musical ambassadors — representing the city of Denver and the state of Colorado. We will do our best to make you all proud!”

On June 3, the DPO will premier its China Tour program in Denver. Tickets for the concert are $20, and can be purchased at denverphilharmonic.org. The DPO expects a sellout crowd for this send-off performance. Golan will be joined by 60 musicians for the tour.

The program, entitled Eurotrip, will feature:

Lawrence Golan, conductor and violin

  • Lu Qiming: Ode to the Red Flag
  • Franck: Symphony in D Minor
  • Gershwin, arr. Whitney: An American in Paris Suite
  • Smetana: The Moldau
  • Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  • Kreisler, arr. McAlister: Liebesleid, featuring Lawrence Golan, Violin
  • Monti: Czardas, featuring Lawrence Golan, Violin

“This is the orchestra’s first international concert tour in its 67-year history,” said DPO Board President Jon Olafson. “We are so excited to bring some of Colorado’s most talented musicians to the world stage!”

The China concert tour is being organized and sponsored by Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd.

Photo: Qingdao Grand Theater in Qingdao, Shandong, China. Qingdao is the fourth stop on the Denver Philharmonic’s 14-city international tour of China.

About the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra

The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) is a nonprofit symphony orchestra founded in 1948 by Dr. Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic orchestras. DPO concerts are accompanied by More Than Music events designed to fulfill the orchestra’s mission to continually redefine the way our community engages with and experiences classical music. Metro Denver citizens support DPO through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations.

More information is available by calling 303-653-2407 or online at www.denverphilharmonic.org.