Go shorty, it’s your birthday!
It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s 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!
Ode to Joy Fanfare
Symphony No. 9
…And many mooore!
July 18, 2020, 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.
Lawrence is acclaimed for his vibrant, inspired performances, imaginative...
Lawrence is acclaimed for his vibrant, inspired performances, imaginative programming and evocative command of different styles and composers. In addition to his position as Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic, he is also Music Director of the York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington state, and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre at the University of Denver.
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Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado...
Professor of Piano at the University of Colorado Boulder Andrew Cooperstock performs widely as soloist and chamber musician and has appeared throughout six continents and in most of the 50 states, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the United Nations.
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Soprano Christie Conover fuses a rich, warm...
Soprano Christie Conover fuses a rich, warm sound, personal grace, and dramatic sincerity to create what has been called a standout performer. In the 2019-2020 season, Christie makes her role and company debut in the title character of Rusalka with Opera Steamboat. She also sings concerts with the Longmont Symphony, the Littleton Symphony, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and several house concerts with the Fine Tuned Society of Colorado which she co-founded and in its sixth season. She was proud to represent her home state of Montana as a contestant in the 2007 Miss America Pageant and traveled extensively speaking to students on a platform close to her heart: “Music Makes the Difference.”
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Jennifer DeDominici was a Denver Philharmonic soloist in Schubert Magnificat...
Jennifer DeDominici was a Denver Philharmonic soloist in Schubert Magnificat in 2017 and Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor in 2018 and is thrilled to be back! Some favorite opera roles: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Carmen, 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Siebel (Faust), 3rd Secretary (Nixon in China), and Hänsel, Guinevere (Camelot), Mary Poppins, Judy (9 to 5), Nellie Forbush (South Pacific), Maria (The Sound of Music), Petra (A Little Night Music), and Aldonza (Man of La Mancha). Jennifer has sung with the Milwaukee Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Cleveland Pops, National Repertory Orchestra, Fresno Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Arapahoe Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. She was an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera and at Anchorage Opera and has performed at Intermountain Opera, Indianapolis Opera, San Diego Opera, Central City Opera, Piedmont Opera and Opera Colorado.
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Matthew was a was soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor in 2018...
Matthew was a was soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor in 2018 with the Denver Philharmonic and is thrilled to be back! A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Mr. Plenk made his Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2007-2008 season as the Sailor’s Voice in Tristan und Isolde under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a role he repeated under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. He has since returned to the Met as Arturo, Janek in The Makropolous Case, the Song Seller in Il Tabarro and Marcellus in Hamlet and appeared as Arturo in the Met’s 2011 tour of Japan. Other operatic engagements have included performances with the Los Angeles Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Virginia Opera, Atlanta Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Des Moines Metro Opera.
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Andrew Potter, bass has garnered increasing...
Andrew Potter, bass has garnered increasing demand across the country for his larger‐than‐life stage presence and voice to match. Of his recent performance in L’elisir d’amore, Opera Today hailed, “With his huge, all‐encompassing bass voice and precise comic timing he nearly stole the show.” This season, Potter makes several role débuts including Ferrando in Il trovatore, Hunding in Die Walküre, and Vodnik in Rusalka. Additionally, he performs the role of Colline in La bohème with Anchorage Opera and Indianapolis Opera, makes his Tulsa Opera début as The King in The Little Prince, returns to Pacific Opera Project to reprise the role of Sarastro in The Magic Flute, performs the role of Death in the world premiere of Rick Sowash’s Death and the Everyman and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Mid-Ohio Opera, Simone in Gianni Schicchi with Southern Illinois Music Festival, and The Bonze in Madama Butterfly with St. Petersburg Opera.
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We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. You can save your concert hall seats by displaying the “Save The Seat” message printed on the back cover of our concert programs.
UClub Dinner Date 🍽
Grab a casual bite to eat before the concert at The University Club, located across the street from the hall. Enjoy a special meal (details TBA) and a glass of red or white wine for $25/person; Kids meal available for $12. Call 303.861.4267 or email email@example.com to make a reservation, starting at 6:00pm. Full bar available for purchase.
Beer & Wine 🍻
Toast the evening with a can of cold, Colorado craft beer or a glass of red or white wine from Total Wine. Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $6.
Complimentary Coffee ☕️
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.
Pre-Concert Chat 💬
Join us in the chapel 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? Our associate conductor will give you insights into the music you’ll be listening to this evening. 6:30–7:00pm.
Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians and have fun!
After the concert, join DPO musicians, staff, board members and volunteers for a drink just across the street at The University Club. Full bar available for purchase.