Past Concert: September 29, 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

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.

Single ticket pricing: Adults: $25 • Senior: $17 • Student: $12 • 12 and under FREE


Lawrence Golan, conductor
Katherine Thayer, violin; Hideki Machida, oboe
Colorado Repertory Singers; Dr. Kyle Fleming, director
Emily Morris, soprano; Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Gwinn, tenor; Nicholas Navarre, bass

Bach: Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor
Schubert: Magnificat
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
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Read the program notes

7:30–9:30pm (with intermission), doors open at 5:30pm
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church (1660 Sherman St.)


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. Here’s what we have lined up for this concert:

Bavarian Street Festival

Join us in the street outside Central Presbyterian for food by the University Club of Denver, beer by Ursula Brewery, traditional Bavarian dancing by the Chalet Dancers, games, a giant pretzel selfie-corner and more! Dish up a “Munich Plate” from UClub 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.

Pre-concert Chat, starting at 6:30pm

Join us 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 and music-makers you’ll be listening to.

Wine and Craft Beer, starting at 5:30pm

Clink a glass of wine, or Oktave Oktoberfest-style beer, the official DPO craft beer from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. $5. 🍷🍺

Complimentary Coffee, starting at 5:30pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy.

#DPOTweets, during the concert

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

Reception, post-concert

Say hello! Join us in the lobby after the concert for refreshments, meet the musicians, buy a t-shirt — and have fun!