Past Concert: March 2, 2018

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: March 2, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018
Smilin’ Isles

Get lucky.

Sail away to Bonnie Scotland and the Emerald Isle on March 2 with Smilin’ Isles. Felix Mendelssohn draws from traditional folk music to paint stormy, untamed landscapes dotted with overgrown castle ruins in his “Scottish” Symphony. Colorado uilleann piper Dirk Mewes joins us for The Brendan Voyage by living Irish composer Shaun Davey. This groundbreaking symphony takes you across the high seas tracing the incredible journey of St. Brendan’s epic 6th-century voyage across the Atlantic in a leather boat. If you’re asking what the fugue are uilleann pipes?, they’re basically the rare Irish version of bagpipes.

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

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Dirk Mewes, uilleann pipes

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
Davey: The Brendan Voyage
View and download the concert program
Read the program notes

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

For just $30 per person, 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.

💬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.

☘️Highland Dancing, pre-concert

The multi-talented Chalet Dancers who will perform colorful military and broadsword Scottish dances for your enjoyment.

🥃Whisk(e)y Tasting, pre-concert

What’s the difference between whisky, whiskey and bourbon? Learn more about the water of life with Proof Wine & Spirits. Try tasters of Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey and an American bourbon! Slainte! 21+

⛳️Mini-Golf Tournament, pre-concert

Did you know Scottish shepherds invented golf by knocking rocks into holes? Test your putting skills in our mini-golf tournament. Kids’ More Than Music made possible by Marketo.

🍷🍻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 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!