A Note from Dirk

Posted on Feb 12, 2018 in A Note from
A Note from Dirk

The Irish composition The Brendan Voyage is loaded with exciting lore and significance. It was written to commemorate the adventurers who braved sailing into the terrifying and mysterious North Atlantic in an ancient type of wood-framed sailboat clad with nothing but the sewn skins of ox-hide leather. There are those who believe that St. Brendan […]

What the Fugue are Uilleann Pipes?

Posted on Feb 10, 2018 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue are Uilleann Pipes?

Did you know that there are more than 30 different kinds of bagpipes from all over Europe and the Middle East? The Irish bagpipes, or uilleann pipes, are pretty different from what most people think of as bagpipes. The uilleann pipes are much quieter, too, very expressive, and almost always played sitting down. And no […]

Harlem of the East meets “Harlem of the West”

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 in News
Harlem of the East meets “Harlem of the West”

Harlem of the East meets “Harlem of the West” in The Studio Loft at Denver Performing Arts Complex, March 9 and 10. The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet and Cuban pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán join members of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the DPO’s “With a Twist” chamber music series. With a Latin jazz flavor, this “Twist” is a can’t-miss […]

El Harlem del Este se encuentra con el “Harlem del Oeste”

Posted on Jan 24, 2018 in News
El Harlem del Este se encuentra con el “Harlem del Oeste”

El Harlem del Este se encuentra con el “Harlem del Oeste” en el The Studio Loft del Denver Performing Arts Complex, 9 y 10 de marzo El Harlem Quartet, ganador del Premio Grammy, y el pianista y compositor cubano Aldo López-Gavilán se sumarán a los miembros de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Denver (DPO, en inglés) […]

What Drink Goes With Shostakovich?

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Classical Cocktail Pairings
What Drink Goes With Shostakovich?

DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a custom drink menu inspired by each piece on Friday’s DPO With a Twist: Make It a Double setlist. Enjoy responsibly at Dazzle. Buy now for DPO With a Twist: Make It a Double   Dmitri Shostakovich: 5 Pieces DPO No. 70 Leopold Bros. Gin, Fresh Blackberries, Lemon, House-Made […]

Nurse your holiday hangover with us at Dazzle

Posted on Jan 3, 2018 in From Matt Meier, board member
Nurse your holiday hangover with us at Dazzle

Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was safe, happy and full of family, friends, food and live music! 2018 is officially here, and we are excited to say there are seven performances left in our 70th Season. Up next is another dazzling performance of our intimate chamber series, DPO With a Twist. For a third season, we are […]

Notes: December 15 & 16

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Program Notes
Notes: December 15 & 16

December 15 & 16, 2017 • Holiday Cheer! Concert program notes by Betsy Schwarm and other contributors Buy now for Holiday Cheer!

Don’t miss our beloved annual tradition — Holiday Cheer! 🎶🎄

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Don’t miss our beloved annual tradition — Holiday Cheer! 🎶🎄

Dear Friends, Thanksgiving has come and gone… Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s are just around the corner! This Friday & Saturday, get into the holiday spirit with cocoa, caroling, and cookies at our annual favorite — Holiday Cheer! presented by Trace3. Pre-concert, musicians from the Denver Young Artists Orchestra will set the mood and fill the air with holiday tunes as you enjoy […]

Powerful True Stories — “O Beautiful” is Tomorrow! 🗽 🎶

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized
Powerful True Stories — “O Beautiful” is Tomorrow! 🗽 🎶

Tomorrow’s concert O Beautiful showcases three American works including a suite of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess tunes, and the emotional and powerful symphony, Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Composer Peter Boyer seamlessly weaves seven true stories of early 20th century immigrants with a cinematic score. Like many of you, my family is fairly new to this country. My grandma Anne’s parents and brothers […]

Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Features
Meet the Ellis Island Actors

Seven actors from Cherry Creek Theatre will join the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for our performance of Peter Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America. Don’t miss these hilarious and heartfelt true stories of Ellis Island immigrants at O Beautiful on November 17. Buy now for O Beautiful   Albert Banker (Lazarus Salamon; Hungary, 1920) Albert […]