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
Acclaimed for his imaginative programming, evocative command of distinctive styles and composers, and vibrant performances, American conductor Lawrence Golan has served as Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra since…
Katherine Thayer was appointed concertmaster of the Denver Philharmonic in 2006. In addition, she is Concertmaster of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and performs with Inside the Orchestra, bringing music to…
No stranger to the stage, Emily Morris, soprano, has been performing her whole life. Emily received a BM and Masters in Vocal Performance from CSU and is a student of…
Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano, enjoys a career spanning several genres, including opera, musical theater, and concert work. Some favorite roles Jennifer has performed: Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Carmen, 2nd Lady (Die Zauberflöte) Siebel (Faust), 3rd Secretary (Nixon…
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!