April 20, our buds from the Bavarian Philharmonic Chorus lift their voices in our sixth collaboration with the leading European orchestra. An angelic, soaring hymn by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart follows Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony—a dramatic, fully-fledged masterpiece. “Stay Silent,” the quiet mantra Wolf Durmashkin wrote while imprisoned at Klooga Concentration Camp, was lost for nearly 75 years. Recently rediscovered and lovingly restored, the resistance anthem makes its U.S. premiere under its empowering new title, Won’t Be Silent. Written for his wife Constanze’s extraordinary voice, Mozart’s “Great” Mass lands as the concert centerpiece this holiday weekend. Audience-favorite Mark Mast guest conducts Gloria.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ave verum corpus
Wolf Durmashkin & Tobias Forster
Won’t Be Silent (U.S. Premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Great” Mass in C Minor
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.
U-Club Dinner Date 🍷
Grab a casual bite to eat before the concert at the The University Club, located across the street from the hall. Enjoy an all you can eat slider bar and glass of wine for $25/person. Call 303.861.4267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation, starting at 5:00pm. Full bar available for purchase.
Instrument Petting Zoo 🎻
Honk! Buzz! Toot! Learn about the different orchestra instruments. Pick up a trombone or a violin and give it a go! Instruments generously provided by Kolacny Music.
Mass Munchies 🍩
Snack attack! Something in the air is making us feel a little hungry. Chow down on some munchies to curb those cravings.
Wine and Craft Beer 🍻
Clink a glass of wine from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. Starting at 6:15pm; $6.
Complimentary Coffee ☕️
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy. Starting at 6:15pm.
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? Associate Conductor Renee Noel Gilliland will give you insights into the music you’ll be listening to. 6:30–7:00pm.
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
Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians and have fun!