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
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!