Classical Music — With a Twist.
November 8, 2017; January 12, March 9 & 10, May 4, 2018
Katherine Thayer & William Combs, artistic advisors
For a third season, we’re breakin’ out of the concert hall into Denver’s bustling downtown nightlife. Our chamber music series DPO With a Twist brings you small ensembles over dinner & drinks in a nightclub setting. Seating is limited — book early as these intimate performances sell out quickly! Please note, DPO With a Twist performances are not included in the Main Stage Season Pass.
March 9 & 10, 2018
DPO With a Twist: Havana to Harlem
Harlem of the East meets “Harlem of the West” in The Studio Loft at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, March 9 & 10. The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet and Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán join members of the Denver Philharmonic as part of the our “DPO With a Twist” chamber music series. With a Latin jazz flavor, this “Twist” is a can’t-miss collaboration featuring original music by López-Gavilán, Dizzy Gillespie, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Billy Strayhorn (March 9), and López-Gavilán and Felix Mendelssohn (March 10). Cover: $25–35.
Co-Presented by Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Philharmonic as part of The Next Stage NOW. Denver Arts & Venues is partnering with artists and arts organizations to present The Next Stage Now, an initiative to create programming and placemaking in non-traditional ways throughout the Denver Performing Arts Complex, in support of The Next Stage Vision Plan. Unveiled in 2016, The Next Stage Vision Plan will re-energize the Arts Complex with new and updated venues, more public space and diverse and accessible programming.
Ilmar Gavilán, Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello; Aldo López-Gavilán, piano
Kwami Barnett, clarinet; Ryan Spencer, trumpet; Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, Yiran Li, violin; Chue Vue, viola; Katie Burns, cello
The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver Performing Arts Complex
1385 Curtis St. (Entrance on 14th, between Curtis & Champa)
7:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm
Drinks and Cuban bites available for purchase.
May 4, 2018
DPO With a Twist: Mixed Drink
Check back for more info soon!
Past Set: November 8, 2017
DPO With a Twist: Spritzer
Music Director Lawrence Golan will pick up his violin to make his DPO With a Twist debut. Hosted at Dazzle’s new venue in downtown Denver’s Theatre District, Spritzer brings you small string and harp ensembles over drinks in the historic Baur’s Building. Cover: $15
Rebecca Moritzky, harp
Lawrence Golan, violin; Nicole Langford, viola; Katie Burns, cello
Katherine Thayer, Carrie Beeder, violin; Marilyn Hof, Mike Marecak, Shirley Marecak, Stephen Weidner, cello
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St.
6pm; doors open at 5pm
Past Set: January 12, 2018
DPO With a Twist: Make It a Double
Nurse your holiday hangover with a “Twist” doubleheader on January 12. For the first time on Dazzle’s main stage, catch our string and brass ensembles back-to-back performing music by John Williams, Dimitri Shostakovich, Oskar Bohme, Antonio Vivaldi and DPO cellist Michael Marecak. Arrive early for dinner & drinks to complete a perfect evening out on the town! Cover: $20.
Strings: Katherine Thayer, Carrie Beeder, violin; Marilyn Hof, Mike Marecak, Shirley Marecak, Susan Crisfield, cello
Brass: Ryan Spencer, Ariel Van Dam, Colton Crandell, trumpet; Kim George, horn; William Combs, trombone; Darren DeLaup, tuba
Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St.
7pm; doors open at 6pm