Go shorty, it’s your birthday!
Presented by Ligature Creative
It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s belated 250th birthday, and we’re reveling in his greatest hit, the Ninth Symphony! His “Ode to Joy” theme has inspired many artists since its debut including composer Diane Wittry. The celebration gets started with her festive Ode to Joy Fanfare, and the party doesn’t stop with Beethoven’s epic Choral Fantasy — Symphony No. 9 closes our season finale birthday bash!
And many mooore…
We’ll be taking the celebration across the pond to Munich, Germany. An encore of this performance will be performed in collaboration with the chorus of our transatlantic sister orchestra, the Bavarian Philharmonic, on July 16, 2022.
Ode to Joy Fanfare
Symphony No. 9 “Ode to Joy”
Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a career spanning several genres, including opera, musical theater, and concert work. Some favorite roles Jennifer has performed: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Carmen, 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) Siebel (Faust), 3rd Secretary (Nixon…
Beer & Wine 🍻
Toast to Beethoven with authentic German beer from Bierstadt Lagerhaus or a glass of wine (red or white) from Total Wine. Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $6 each.
Drinks with lids may be brought into the hall (we provide lids!). You may also bring your own water bottle into the hall.
Warm Pretzels 🥨
Savor a little taste of Germany! Enjoy some Bavarian style pretzels from Denver favorite Schatzi’s Pretzel.
$3 per pretzel!
Pre-Concert Chat 💬
6:30–7:00pm. Join us on the stage for an 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?
Wednesday’s chat is presented by DPO assistant conductor Cosima Luther, DPO associate conductor Héctor Jardón takes the dais on Thursday evening.