Past Concert: April 14, 2018

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Presented by MARKETO

Are you ready for some fútbol?

Things are heating up on April 14! ¡GOOOOAL! takes us south of the border with José Pablo Monyao’s Mexican anthem Huapango, Silvestre Revueltas’ Redes and American Aaron Copland’s lively El Salón México. From there, we kick around in Spain with music from Three-Cornered Hat by Manuel de Falla. We return to Latin America for “Ária” from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras fifth suite, and we tango into Buenos Aires with Astor Piazzolla’s romantic Oblivion. In the countryside, we celebrate Argentine folk music and dancing with Four Dances from Alberto Ginastera’s ballet, Estancia. Mexico City-based José Luis Castillo guest conducts.

Single ticket pricing: Adults: $25 • Senior (65+): $17 • Student: $12 • 12 and under FREE

Buy now for ¡GOOOOAL!


José Luis Castillo, guest conductor

Moncayo: Huapango
Revueltas: Redes (Original Concert Version)
Copland: El Salón México
Falla: Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1
Villa-Lobos, Arr. Krance: “Ária” from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Piazzolla, Arr. Marturet: Oblivion
Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia
Read the bilingual concert program

7:30–9:30pm (with intermission), doors open at 6:15pm
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:

🍽UClub Pre-Concert Dinner Date, seating 5:00–6:45pm

Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, a glass of wine and coffee or hot tea at the University Club — directly across the street from the hall. Full bar is available for purchase and the staff will have you out the door before the concert at 7:30p. No tipping allowed, casual dress is okay. Call the uClub at 303.861.4267 or email to make a reservation. $30/person

🎼Make a Maraca, 6:15–7:20pm

Shake, rattle and shake! Create your own maraca, a percussion instrument commonly used in Latin and South American orchestras. Kids’ More Than Music made possible by Marketo. Free!

🍷🍺Wine and Craft Beer, starting at 6:15pm

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 6:15pm

Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing a South American java for you to enjoy. Free!

🍫Chocolate Mexicano, starting at 6:15pm

Get a taste of Mexican chocolate from the award-winning, Denver-based Cultura Craft Chocolate. Free tastes, special discounts for attendees!

🌽Homemade Tamales, starting at 6:15pm

A Central and South American staple, tamales have remained popular for millennia for a reason — they’re delicious! Enjoy a homemade tamale or two before the show before they disappear! $2

🎻El Sistema, 6:45–7:15pm & after intermission

Young musicians from El Sistema Colorado will perform in the lobby preconcert, and open the second half of our program. You’ll have a chance to talk with these amazing students and hear how music is transforming their lives.

💬Pre-concert Chat, starting at 6:30pm

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 and music-makers you’ll be listening to. Free!

👍#DPOTweets, during the concert

During the concert, we live-tweet photos, facts and tidbits about the music you’re listening to in English and Spanish. 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!