Upcoming Concert: May 24, 2018

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Upcoming Concerts
Upcoming Concert: May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Springtime at the Winter Palace.

Charm yourself in the grandeur of Russ-Keys, our 70th Season’s finale on May 24. Returning to the DPO, pianist Fei-Fei Dong (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, 2015) warms things up with one of the greatest and most beloved works in the piano repertoire, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s enchanting Piano Concerto No. 2. Closing the season, Dmitri Shostakovich’s triumphant and ever-popular Symphony No. 5 will leave you breathless and on your feet.

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

Buy now for Russ-Keys


Lawrence Golan, conductor
Fei-Fei Dong, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

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:

Instrument Petting Zoo, 6–7:15pm

Honk! Buzz! Toot! Before the concert, find out about the different orchestra instruments. Pick up a trombone or a violin and give it a go! Instruments generously provided by Kolacny MusicKids’ More Than Music made possible by Marketo.

Food Truck Tailgate, 5:30 – 7:15pm

Our signature symphony tailgating is not to be missed! Enjoy a fast and delicious meal from Mikes2Kitchen,  Rolling Smoke BBQ and Repicci’s Italian ice & Gelato food trucks. Pair your meal with wine or a local brew from Ursula Brewery.

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 6:15pm

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

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.

#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!