Bier & Bach & Brahms
Transport yourself to Munich for Oktoberfest on September 29 as our 70th Season premiere kicks off with a pre-concert Bavarian street festival! We welcome oboist Hideki Machida from the Bavarian Philharmonic, our transatlantic sister orchestra, to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s spirited Concerto for Violin & Oboe with our own concertmaster, violinist Katherine Thayer. Joining us for Franz Schubert’s Magnificat are the Colorado Repertory Singers and solo vocalists Emily Morris, Jennifer DeDominici, Kevin Gwinn and Nicholas Navarre. The night concludes with Johannes Brahms’ emotional Symphony No. 2.
Bach: Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
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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Dr. Kyle Fleming
Director, Colorado Repertory Singers
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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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.
Bavarian Street Festival 🥨
Dish up a “Munich Plate” from The University Club with three types of German sausage, spätzle, red cabbage, and fries — all for just $15. Or you can opt for a soft pretzel open sandwich (varieties include cheese, salami & cheese, ham & cheese) for only $6 each.
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; $5.
Alpine Dancing 🇩🇪
You’ll be wowed by the Chalet Dancers’ traditional Bavarian dancing.
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 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!