From Sea to Shining Sea.
Composer Peter Boyer’s sweeping and cinematic symphony, Ellis Island: The Dream of America underscores the true words of American immigrants. Actors from Cherry Creek Theatre Company perform seven heartfelt and hilarious stories that seamlessly weave into the “well crafted and emotionally resonant” piece (The Dallas Morning News). O Beautiful on November 17 kicks off with Aaron Copland’s American anthem, Fanfare for the Common Man and a suite from the incomparable George & Ira Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin, Arr. Bennett: Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America
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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Emanuel “Manny” Steen
Patty Mintz Figel
Helen Lansman Cohen
M. Curtis Grittner
More Than Music
We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Participants may save their concert hall seats by displaying the “Save The Seat” message printed on the back cover of our concert programs.
UClub Pre-Concert Dinner Date 🍽
Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, glass of wine and coffee or tea at the University Club — directly across the street from the hall. Full bar available for purchase. Call 303.861.4267 to make a reservation. No tipping allowed, casual dress is okay. Seating 5:00–6:45pm; $30/person.
Liberty Crafts 🗽
Wield the torch of freedom! Statue of Liberty crafts are made possible through a generous grant from Marketo.
Bake Sale 🍪
Home-made treats baked with 💙 by Girl Scouts Cadette Troop 2728. Feed your tastebuds with red, white and blue treats and support a great cause at the same time!
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; $5.
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 Hisham Bravo Groover 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, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!