No adulting allowed.
Forget your inbox, deadlines and work-a-day blues! We open this playful concert with the Toy Symphony — written by either Mozart’s dad or Franz Haydn — nobody knows! and it doesn’t really matter for this joy-filled work that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Next up, Maurice Ravel envisions Mother Goose’s fairy tales of beasts and beauties followed by the evening’s crowning work: the U.S. premiere of Sergiu Celibidache’s The Pocket Garden. This magical suite imagines a hidden, verdant world of childlike wonder and invites you to play in the dirt with abandon. DPO Principal Guest Conductor Mark Mast of the Bavarian Philharmonic leads this lighthearted trio of works on April 9.
Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
Der Taschengarten (The Pocket Garden) (U.S. Premiere)
Beer & Wine 🍻
Toast the evening with a can of cold, Colorado craft beer or a glass of red or white wine from Total Wine. Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $6.
Drinks with lids may be brought into the hall (we provide lids!). You may also bring your own water bottle into the hall.
Pre-concert Chat 💬
6:30–7:00pm. Join us on the stage for an 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? Our associate conductor Héctor Jardón will give you insights into the music you’ll be listening at the concert.