Past Concert: November 17, 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017
O Beautiful

From Sea to Shining Sea.

Composer Peter Boyer’s sweeping and cinematic symphony, Ellis Island: The Dream of America underscores the true words of American immigrants. Actors from Cherry Creek Theatre Company perform seven heartfelt and hilarious stories that seamlessly weave into the “well crafted and emotionally resonant” piece (The Dallas Morning News). O Beautiful on November 17 kicks off with Aaron Copland’s American anthem, Fanfare for the Common Man and a suite from the incomparable George & Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Single ticket pricing: Adults: $25 • Senior: $17 • Student: $12 • 12 and under FREE

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Lawrence Golan, conductor
Cherry Creek Theatre, actors — Albert Banker, Patty Figel, Damon Guerrasio, Margie Lamb, Boni McIntyre, Debbie Minter, Mark Rossman; M. Curtis Grittner, director

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin, Arr. Bennett: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America

7:30–9:30pm (with intermission), doors open at 6:15pm
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)


More Than Music

We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Participants may save their concert hall seats by displaying the “Save This Seat” printed on the back cover of our concert programs. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:

UClub Pre-Concert Dinner Date, seating 5:00–6:45pm

For just $30 per person, enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, a glass of wine and coffee or hot tea at the University Club — directly across the street from the hall. Full bar is available for purchase and the staff will have you out the door before the concert at 7:30p. No tipping allowed, casual dress is okay. Call the uClub at 303.861.4267 or email to make a reservation.

Liberty Crafts, starting at 6:15pm

Wield the torch of freedom! Statue of Liberty crafts are made possible through a generous grant from Marketo. 🗽

Bake Sale, starting at 6:15pm

Home-made treats baked with 💙 by Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 2728. Feed your tastebuds with red, white and blue treats and support a great cause at the same time!

Wine and Craft Beer, starting at 6:15pm

Clink a glass of wine, or Oktave Oktoberfest-style beer, the official DPO craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5. 🍷🍺

Complimentary Coffee, starting at 6:15pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.

Pre-concert Chat, starting at 6:30pm

Join us for a free, informal pre-concert chat about the music you’ll be hearing. What should you listen for? What is the music’s historic and cultural context? Associate Conductor Hisham Bravo Groover will give you insights into the music and music-makers you’ll be listening to.

#DPOTweets, during the concert

During the concert, we live-tweet photos, facts and tidbits about the music you’re listening to. Follow along, share and interact with us and other concert-goers on Twitter. @denverphilorch

Reception, post-concert

Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!