Music & Monet
Presented by Ligature Creative
Claude Monet disrupted the art world when he introduced Impressionism at the end of the 19th century. October 4, step into the lush musical landscape inspired by the master’s luminous artistic style. The concert dawns with Lili Boulanger’s One Spring Morning then rises onto Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy. Pianist Stephanie Cheng shines on Maurice Ravel’s jazzy piano concerto before the sun sets on Debussy’s stormy La Mer. The night ends with Ravel’s hypnotic crowd-pleaser, Boléro, for a thrilling finale!
Show me the Monet!
Presented in partnership with the Denver Art Museum’s Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature exhibit, impressionistic works by the famed painter will be projected above the orchestra throughout the performance for an immersive sensory experience.
Calling all young artists!
Submit your Monet-inspired work for consideration to be shown at the concert and on the Denver Art Museum’s website!
D’un matin de Printemps (Of a Spring Morning)
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Piano Concerto in G Major
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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Taiwanese-American pianist Stephanie Shih-yu Cheng has performed at major...
Taiwanese-American pianist Stephanie Shih-yu Cheng has performed at major music centers across the world to critical acclaim, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Opera City Hall of Tokyo, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and National Concert Hall of Taipei.
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David is the co-creator, editor and producer of the Denver Philharmonic’s...
David is the co-creator, editor and producer of the Denver Philharmonic’s Emmy Award-winning webseries, Playing Out. He has designed projections for several large-scale musicals and concerts and created six curriculum-based, multimedia shows that he toured through middle and high schools. David is also the creator of The Big Adventures of Little Ioda, a six-part children’s series developed for PBS. The series won five Emmy Awards in 2016, two of which were awarded to David for Best Writer and Best Editor of a Children’s Program.
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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 French-themed bite to eat before the concert at The University Club, located across the street from the hall. $25/person, including a glass of red or white wine. Call 303.861.4267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Make a Water Lily! 🎨
Staff members from the Learning & Engagement department at the Denver Art Museum will lead a Monet-themed artmaking activity where you can create and take home your own paper flowers!
Absinthe Tasting 🧚♂️
Get a taste of La Belle Époque when absinthe was the Parisian artists’ cafe spirit of choice. Try Leopold Bros’ absinthe made right here in the Rockies! 21+
Boost your French skills with fun mini language lessons from the French American School of Denver and take home your own French phrasebook.
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!