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Battle cries ring out May 17 at Victory. Camille Saint-Saëns’ Marche héroïque is as sharp and fierce as the resistance during the 1870 Seige of Paris that inspired the work. In Zoltán Kodály’s playful Háry János Suite, renowned cimbalom artist Laurence Kaptain helps a loveable lush tell his far-fetched war stories. When the action surrounds you, you must choose sides in Wellington’s Victory, Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic account of the Battle of Vitoria. And finally, following a quiet prayer, Russian forces stave off Napoleon’s attacks when Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture explodes with chaos and cannons for a fiery end to our 71st Season! Music Director Lawrence Golan conducts.
Háry János Suite
Ludwig van Beethoven
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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…
Laurence Kaptain appears regularly with major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and has…
More Than Music
We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. You can save your concert hall seats by displaying the “Save The Seat” message printed on the back cover of our concert programs.
Food Truck Tailgate 🌮
Our signature symphony tailgating is not to be missed! Enjoy a fast and delicious bite from Big Dawg Barbecue, Dude Bro Taco, and Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato. 5:30–7:15pm.
War Room ♠️
I declare WAR! Battle a friend with our War card-game tournament, or test your sea legs with Table Battleship.
Wine and Beer 🍻
Clink a glass of wine or Oskar Blues Pale Ale from Total Wine! Choose from white, rose and red wines. Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. Starting at 5:30pm; $6.
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 Renee Noel Gilliland 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 and have fun!
After the concert, join DPO musicians, staff, board members and volunteers for a drink and appetizers just across the street at The University Club.