Heroes packs a punch September 28. Superstar Chinese violinist Xiao Liu flexes his muscles on Niccolò Paganini’s flashy first violin concerto, a pyrotechnic display of violin wizardry. Classical Superman Ludwig van Beethoven electrifies with his Heroic third symphony, named the greatest of all time by BBC Music Magazine. Music Director Lawrence Golan conducts our 71st Season premiere.
The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with our signature food truck tailgate, games, wine and local craft beer, complimentary coffee and more!
Violin Concerto No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
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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Xiao Liu is one of the most well-known and popular violinists among Chinese...
Xiao Liu is one of the most well-known and popular violinists among Chinese audiences.
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Fantastic! What an Opening Night!Patricia
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.
Food Truck Tailgate 🌮
Our signature symphony tailgating is not to be missed! Enjoy a fast and delicious bite from Mike’s2Kitchen, Rolling Smoke BBQ and Repicci’s Italian Ice. 5:30–7:15pm
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a drone? Fly through the air like a superhero with GameOn Drones’ drone bowling and tic-tac-toe. (13+)
Wine and Craft Beer 🍻
Clink a glass of wine from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. Starting at 5:30pm; $6.
Complimentary Coffee ☕️
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy. Starting at 5:30pm.
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!