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june 3 eurotrip LAWRENCE GOLAN conductor & violin LU

Ode to the Red Flag FRANCK

Symphony in D Minor GERSHWIN, ARR. WHITNEY

An American in Paris Suite SMETANA

Die Moldau STRAUSS JR.

On the Beautiful Blue Danube KREISLER, ARR. MCALISTER

Liebesleid MONTI


DEAR FRIENDS, Welcome to tonight’s Denver Philharmonic Orchestra concert! With all the events, theatre, music and festivals that Denver has to offer, we’re honored you are spending your evening with us. We hope to create a wonderful memory and feeling that stays with you long after the music has ended, and sometimes even before the music has begun. Join me in sending the orchestra off on our

Tonight, I’ll be thinking about wise words from Henry David

first international tour!

Thoreau, who said, “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am

The DPO will perform

invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times,

all over China for a month this summer!

and to the latest.” Thoreau must have been to a DPO concert! Listening to our passionate musicians fill this hall with music, we hope that you “see no foe,” but instead find opportunities to meet your neighbors, mingle with musicians, and take part in the community offerings hosted by the DPO all season long! Please, sit back, relax, silence (but do not put away) your phone and experience the music! If you have any questions, or would like to share your personal DPO story, please feel free to talk with us: look for anyone with a blue name tag, or come and find me — we love getting to know all of you, and hope you will continue to make the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra a part of your story now and in the future! Sincerely,

Jon Olafson President of the Board, DPO


FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016 EUROTRIP Central Presbyterian Church · Denver, Colorado · 7:30 pm

Lawrence Golan, conductor & violin Lu Qiming

Ode to the Red Flag

b. 1930

Cesar Franck Symphony in D Minor (1822 – 1890) I. Lento; Allegro ma non troppo II. Allegretto III. Finale: Allegro non troppo

∙ 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION ∙ George Gershwin, arr. Whitney

An American in Paris Suite

(1898 – 1937)

Bedřich Smetana

Die Moldau

(1824 – 1884)

Johann Strauss Jr.

On the Beautiful Blue Danube

(1825 – 1899)

Fritz Kreisler, arr. McAlister


(1875 – 1962)

Vittorio Monti


(1868 – 1922) 4

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Inform. Enlighten. Entertain. Keeping you connected with in-depth news and music discovery.


LAWRENCE GOLAN MUSIC DIRECTOR The 2015–16 Season marks Lawrence’s third season as music director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. In high demand across the United States and internationally, Lawrence is also currently Music Director of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington state, the York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre at the University of Denver. In addition, he is the Principal Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic in South Korea. Lawrence continues to guest conduct professional orchestras, opera, and ballet companies in the U.S. and around the world. He has conducted in 26 states and 17 countries. Lawrence has garnered considerable international recognition for his work as a conductor. He has won 10 ASCAP Awards, five Global Music Awards, three American Prize awards, three Downbeat Magazine Awards, and two Prestige Music Awards. Following a highly successful four-year term as Resident Conductor of The Phoenix Symphony, Music Director Michael Christie said that Lawrence “is a programmer of virtually unprecedented creativity and scope.” That sentiment was confirmed in 2012 when Lawrence was named the Grand Prize Winner of The American Prize for Orchestral Programming.


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Lawrence is known for his inspired performances, imaginative programming, passion for developing new audiences, and excellent public speaking skills—entertaining and educating the audience from both on and off the podium. He is also recognized for his expertise in the complete spectrum of musical styles and periods. He has worked with artists ranging from Leonard Bernstein, Marilyn Horne, Daniel Barenboim and Joshua Bell to Frank Sinatra, Kenny G and ShaNaNa. A native of Chicago, Lawrence holds degrees in both conducting and violin performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (B.M. and M.M.) and the New England Conservatory of Music (D.M.A.). In addition, he studied at all of the major conducting festivals including Aspen and Tanglewood, where in 1999 he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Conducting Fellowship. Lawrence and his wife Cecilia, who is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, have been married since 2003. They have two wonderful children: Giovanna and Joseph. Lawrence is represented by William Reinert Associates in New York. For more information, please visit or


S. MORDECAI FUHRMAN ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR Conductor, percussionist, timpanist, and arranger, Samuel Mordecai Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Samuel has performed with and conducted Wilmington Get out your phone and

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Samuel received his undergraduate degree in music in percussion/timpani at the University of Delaware. In 2007, he won the University of Delaware Concerto Competition, performing Eric Bryce’s Concerto for Marimba / Vibraphone and Orchestra with the University of Delaware Symphony. Samuel studied conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he led multiple performances and received a Master of Music degree in 2014. In August 2013, Samuel led members of Kiev Chamber Orchestra and National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine in a performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring as part of the U Artist Music Festival. In addition to music, Samuel enjoys studying and contemplating cosmology and the evolution of the universe with his wife, Emily. This is his second season as associate conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.


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Welcome to Central Presbyterian Church, an enthusiastic partner of the Denver Philharmonic and a dedicated supporter of the downtown arts and music communities. The historic sanctuary, the third in the church’s history, was designed by renowned Denver architect Frank Edbrooke and built in 1891. Though the pipe organ has been replaced several times throughout the church’s history, most recently by the Reuter Organ Company in 1962, the hand-painted organ facade pipes are original to the space. On Sunday mornings at Central, the

the New Genesis Transitional Shelter in

music of the classical masters lives

the basement just below your feet, the

comfortably next to gospel music

Central Visitation Program on the third

and spirituals, shape-note hymns

floor of this building, and is closely

performed in the Sacred Harp tradition,

involved with the Metro Caring hunger

performances by our folk-rock youth

relief center and the Colfax Community

band, medieval chant, and everything in


between. A founding member of many successful nonprofits that serve the

We hope you enjoy tonight’s concert,

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Katherine Thayer, concertmaster Melissa Barru Kezia Bauer Ximena Caldero Melissa Campbell Barbara Casanova Erika Chinander Nadya Hill Lubia Montenegro Kristine Pordesimo Alexander Raab Emmy Reid Beth Schoening


Yiran Li, principal Natalie Hill, assistant principal Niccolo Werner Casewit Valerie Clausen Christy Colalancia Terri Gonzales Miki Heine Wendy Montenegro Robert Murphy Roger Powell Francisca Pretorius Albert Ting Grace Wills



William Hinkie III, principal Brian Hillyard, assistant principal Victoria DiMarzio Jody Greve Lori Hanson Lindsay Hayes Heather Marie Rehwald


Bryan Scafuri, principal Michael Marecak, assistant principal Heidi Bauer Kyle Laney Shirley Marecak Monica Sales Karin Tate Rachel Warbelow Rachel Yanovitch Tara Yoder


Mark Stefaniw, principal Ozzie Backus, assistant principal Lucy Bauer Frank Felice Josh Filley Taryn Galow Brian Knott Jordan Walters, student intern


Elizabeth Erenberg, principal Michael Reichman Ginger Hedrick

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PICCOLO Ginger Hedrick


Kimberly Brody, principal Loren Meaux, assistant principal Mariah Johnston Madeline Winkler

ENGLISH HORN Loren Meaux Mariah Johnston


Shaun Burley, principal Claude Wilbur



Ken Greenwald, principal Nicholas Lengyel Brian Rolette


Kathryn Krubsack, principal Jeanine Branting, assistant principal Michael True Stephenie Osman Robyn Chauvin


Ryan Spencer, principal Evan King Ariel Van Dam Leonard Fahrni Zak Ruffert Nick Kenny


Ben Garcia, principal Louis DeScala

BASS TROMBONE Daniel Morris Heather Ewer


Heather Ewer


William Hill, principal

PERCUSSION Heather Church Colin Constance Colin Hill Rebecca Moritzky


Rebecca Moritzky, principal Jenilee Elsbernd

KEYBOARD Ani Gyulamiryan



PRESIDENT Jon Olafson VICE-PRESIDENT Eleanor Glover SECRETARY Linda Lebsack TREASURER Allison Lausten Pauline Dallenbach, Honorary Member Dr. Robert Dallenbach Alixandra Feeley Sarah Hogan Russell Klein Maureen Keil Matt Meier Tenley Oldak

DENVER PHILHARMONIC FOUNDATION BOARD Keith Fisher Russell Klein Allison Lausten




STAGE MANAGERS Taryn Galow Loren Meaux Stephen O’Rourke


MUSIC LIBRARIAN Callista Medland Alyssa Oland, assistant


Ligature Creative Group, design Walker Burns, editing Alixandra Feeley, editing María Angélica Lasso, Spanish translation Callista Medland, editing Natalie Piontek, program notes

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EMBEDDED REPORTER Julia Compton Meg Satrom, editor


Niccolo Casewit Dr. Robert Dallenbach Stephanie Gillman, photographer Eleanor Glover Ali McNally Matt Meier Katrina Niemisto Jeff Paul David Sherman

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Ode to the Red Flag Lu Qiming  b. 1930 Ode to the Red Flag brought Lu Qiming international acclaim when it was performed by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 under the baton of Zubin Mehta. It was composed and initially performed in 1965 in Shanghai under the baton of esteemed Chinese conductor Chen Chuanxi. The nationalistic overture is a tribute to the Republic of China. Lu is a recognized composer of scores

It opens with a sprightly fanfare in the trumpets, bolstered by

for Chinese film and

strong chords in the low brass and trombones. The fanfare is


reminiscent of the Chinese national anthem, in that both open

Duration: 7 minutes

with a major key arpeggio. The trumpets then repeat the fanfare, this time in a different key, and the French horns offer their own iteration of the theme, followed by a soaring melody in the strings. Virtuosic flourishes in the flutes, which are heard throughout the movement, make Ode a particularly thrilling and celebratory piece.  17


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Symphony in D minor César Franck  (1822–1890) César Franck is a 19th-century Belgian composer known for his career as an organist and composer. He composed in a postRomantic style that was largely influenced by the music of Beethoven, Debussy, and Richard Strauss. The Symphony in D minor, composed in 1888, is Franck’s only A dedicated teacher,

symphony, written two years before his death.

Franck once said that, “Real education should consist of drawing the


goodness and the best

Franck’s Symphony in D Minor is reminiscent of the large-scale

out of our own students.

Germanic compositions of Brahms and Wagner. It has all the

What better books can

drama of Wagner’s operas, and opens with a foreboding three-

there be than the book

note motif in the low strings. This motif takes various forms and

of humanity?”

appears many times throughout the duration of the symphony.

Duration: 37 minutes

The violins then enter in a low register, enriching the soundscape, and each of the woodwinds takes on a distinct character, making the music seem programmatic in nature.


An American in Paris Suite George Gershwin  (1898–1937) George Gershwin single-handedly ushered the 1920s era of jazz into concert halls. He entered the world of music by working as a song plugger—someone who performs and advertises the works of music publishing companies—for Jerome H. Remick & Co., located in the famous Tin Pan Alley.

Gershwin was also a talented painter and tennis player. He famously

He played the piano constantly, becoming a highly skilled pianist as well as a talented vocal accompanist. He soon began composing and improvising his own songs along with his brother,

painted a portrait of one

lyricist, Ira Gershwin. It wasn’t long before he brought his talents

of his musical contem-

to Broadway, composing scores for three Broadway shows.

poraries, the composer

He broke into the esteemed venue of the concert hall with his

Arnold Schoenberg.

Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto in F, and An American in Paris.

Duration: 7 minutes


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ABOUT THE MUSIC Of An American in Paris, Gershwin said that his goal was “to portray the impression of an American visitor in Paris as he strolls about the city and listens to various street noises and absorbs the French atmosphere.” It is composed for the instrumentation of a typical orchestra, plus a few unusual additions: celesta, saxophone, and automobile horns (the automobile horns and celesta are, however, removed from John Whitney’s arrangement that we’re performing tonight). Gershwin wrote the work following the enormous success of his Rhapsody in Blue, from which he made an astonishing

quarter of a million dollars between 1924 and 1934. When Gershwin took his trip to Paris, he was already a recognized celebrity, and he met with such famous composers as Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, and Darius Milhaud. The An American in Paris Suite opens with a jaunty theme presented by the violins, brightened by expressive chirpings in the flutes. This upbeat character is largely created by Gershwin’s use of grace notes, extra embellishing notes that come right before the downbeat. They imbue the work with a jazzy mood. The work concludes with a restating of the main theme, with the orchestra crescendoing brilliantly to the finish.

Die Moldau Bedřich Smetana 


Bedřich Smetana was a nationalistic Czech composer who was also revered for his work as a conductor and critic. Much of his music is richly pastoral in nature, as Smetana sought to capture the beauty of the Czech countryside in his compositions. His set of symphonic poems, Ma Vlast, “My Homeland,” is perhaps the best representation of this compositional style. Despite the fact that Smetana’s music is


deeply entrenched in

Ma Vlast is divided into six movements, each of which charac-

Czech heritage, the

terizes a different aspect of the Czech countryside. Die Moldau,

composer did not

the movement being performed today, refers to the Vltava River,

actually learn Czech as a language until he was 40 years old. Duration: 12 minutes

which vividly flows past peasant celebrations, through tumbling rapids, and eventually past the royal palace in Prague. The movement opens with E minor scales in the flute section. In this passage, the flutes seamlessly exchange the motif every other measure, creating the effect of only one instrument playing. The violins then come in to sing the main theme, a sweeping, dancing melody, underneath which the rest of the strings play a rippling accompaniment.



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On the Beautiful Blue Danube Johann Strauss, Jr.  (1825–1899) Johann Strauss Jr. was born in Vienna, Austria, where he received his musical training under the tutelage of violinist Franz Armon, and learned music theory and composition from Joachim Hoffman and Joseph Dresler. Strauss’s father did not intend for the young Strauss Jr. to take up Because of the enor-

a musical career, but he pursued it nonetheless. His music was

mous number of waltzes

often disregarded for being too frivolous, yet many great com-

he produced during his career, Johann Strauss Jr. was widely known as “The Waltz King.” Duration: 9 minutes

posers still recognized Strauss Jr.’s genius in compositional technique. He composed more than 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other dances, in addition to a few operettas and a ballet.

ABOUT THE MUSIC On the Beautiful Blue Danube is one of Strauss’s most famous waltzes; some may recognize it from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which it was featured prominently. It has been used countless times in cartoons, parodies, and television. The work opens with tremolos in the violins, and the horns intoning excerpts of the main theme alongside accompaniment by the flutes. It is classified as a typical Viennese waltz, meaning that there is always a slight hesitation before the third beat of each bar. In the percussion, there is frequent use of the cymbals and the snare drum, which keep the orchestra perfectly in time.


Liebesleid Fritz Kreisler 


Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesleid, “Love’s Sorrow,” is one in a set of three Viennese dances called Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen. Kreisler, one of the most acclaimed and virtuosic violinists of his time, often performed these short pieces as encores. The other two pieces from these Viennese dances are Liebesfreud, “Love’s Joy,” and Schön Rosmarin, “Lovely Rosemary.” Fritz Kreisler was the violin prodigy of his

Written in the key of A minor, Liebesleid is the most subdued of

time. At the age of 7,

the three short pieces. The piece is based on intervals of a fourth

he was accepted to

between the dominant chord (the fifth note in the minor key

the prestigious Vienna

scale) and the tonic (the note A). This interval is then repeated a

Conservatory, making

number of times until the piece modulates into the happier key

him the youngest per-

of C major, and finally to a peaceful close back in A major.

son to have been admitted to the institution. Duration: 4 minutes

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Czárdás Vittorio Monti 


Vittorio Monti is a lesser-known Italian composer, violinist, and conductor from the late-19th and early-20th century, whose primary claim to fame is his rhapsodic concert piece Czárdás. The work has a lilting, gypsy-like quality, and was originally composed for violin, mandolin, and piano. Since that time it “Don’t call my name,

has been arranged for a myriad of different ensembles: violin

don’t call my name…”

and piano; piano and orchestra; saxophones, percussion, and

Lady Gaga uses part

piano; and many more. The work is divided into seven different

of Czárdás in her 2009

sections, by turn mournful and exuberant, content and agitated,

song “Alejandro.” Duration: 4 minutes

relaxed and virtuosic.

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CONCERT ETIQUETT If you are attending your first (or 300th) classical music concert, below are some frequently asked questions to help make your experience more enjoyable.



There’s no dress code. From jeans to

In earlier times, audiences would routinely

suits, you’ll see it all! Wear what you’d

applaud between movements to show

like — you’ll fit in. We love you just the

their joy for the music they just heard.

way you are.

Then around the mid-19th century, it

COUGHING Ahem… Try to ‘bury’ your cough in a loud

became tradition to wait until the end of the piece to clap, with the audience sitting silent between movements.

passage of music. If you can’t, or you begin to cough a lot, don’t worry — it’s

At the DPO, we welcome both traditions.

perfectly acceptable and appropriate to

If you prefer to wait for the end of a piece

quietly exit the concert hall. Remember to

to clap, please do. Some movements are

unwrap cough drops before the concert so

fiery and end in such a flare that you may

you don’t create crackling noises.

feel compelled to clap — go for it! After a quiet movement, you may want to enjoy the feeling of transfixion and wait; there’s no need to applaud if you’re not feelin’ it. Regardless, we want you to feel comfortable and focus on the performance, not confusing applause rules!


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The rumors are true — we’re pretty

Feel free to tweet, post to Facebook or

informal. But we do ask that you sit tight

take photos without flash. Upload your

and quiet during the performance and

pics and comments online — and be sure

only get up between pieces or during in-

to tag us! We’re on Facebook, Twitter and

termission as to not distract the musicians

Instagram @denverphilorch #dpotweets

or concert-goers around you.


HAVE FUN! Rules, rules, rules — we know, it can be

You’re welcome to bring a water bottle

overwhelming. The most important rule of

into the hall, but remember “Trail Rules”

all is to have fun and enjoy yourself. And

— pack it in, pack it out. (This goes for

then tell all your friends and come back

trash too!)

again and again!

ELECTRONICS Please turn the sound off on your cell phones, pagers, and any other noisemaking device, including vibrate mode.


ORCHESTRA SPOTLIG Who are the hard-working men and women behind those music stands? Get to know your orchestra! Each concert, we spotlight a few of our talented musicians. Tonight, meet Kenneth, William, Alexis, Annie, Albert and Jordan — KENNETH GREENWALD

Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra,


Colorado Wind Ensemble, Musica Sacra

EIGHTH DPO SEASON. Kenneth discov-

Chamber Orchestra and Colorado

ered the bassoon during his freshman

Symphony Orchestra.

year of high school and began studying the instrument with Colorado Symphony bassoonists Jonathan Sherwin and Joanne Goble.


NINTH DPO SEASON. William has been At age 5, he began studying violin, and

playing music since the age of 9 when

he would later also study piano and

he started violin in his public school

flute. Kenneth attended the University of

music program in Louisiana. He has

Denver’s Lamont School of Music, earning

played with the Baton Rouge Symphony,

his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Music

Akron Symphony, Shreveport Symphony,

Performance while studying with Chad

Boulder Symphony, Colorado Springs

Cognata, principal bassoonist with the

Philharmonic, Colorado Ballet orchestra

Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

and was assistant principal viola of the Aspen Festival Orchestra. In the summer

Over the years, Kenneth has performed

of 2015, he was a member of AIMS festi-

with many other organizations including

val orchestra in Graz, Austria.

the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, 30

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HT William received his Bachelor of Music


Education and Violin Performance from


Louisiana State University, a Master

FIFTH DPO SEASON. A life in music was

of Music in Viola Performance from

unavoidable for Alexis — with a high

the Cleveland Institute of Music and

school band teacher for a mother and a

a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the

high school choir director for a father, she

University of Minnesota. His teachers

started playing piano when she was 4 years

include Sally O’Reilly, Heidi Castleman,

old and began on the oboe in fifth grade.

Victoria Chiang and Ellen Rose. Dr. Hinkie

Alexis grew up in the Twin Cities playing in

currently teaches violin, viola and cello at

the Minnesota Youth Symphonies.

Fuzz Music Studios in Longmont. Since receiving her Bachelor’s of Music Previous teaching appointments include

degree from the University of Denver

artist teacher at the Interlochen Center

(under Lawrence Golan’s baton), Alexis

for the Arts, orchestra director at Arvada

has performed with the Colorado Wind

West High School, music director of the

Ensemble, Boulder Symphony, and

Commerce City Youth Orchestra and lead

Greeley Philharmonic. By day, Alexis

teaching artist for El Sistema Colorado.

is a Digital Media Buyer for an online marketing company. Between work and orchestra rehearsals, she plays tennis all summer and skis all winter.  31


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was 9 years old. It was an exciting land of opportunities for his whole family.

SEVENTEENTH DPO SEASON. Before graduating from high school, Annie

While in high school, Albert was accepted

took piano lessons for 10 years, flute for

at Interlochen Summer Music Camp and

two years, and violin for six years. While

played in the first violin section of the

earning her Bachelor of Science degree

World Youth Symphony Orchestra. It

in Psychology, she played in the Kansas

was truly exciting for him to play under

State University and Ottawa University

conductors such as Aaron Copland and to

orchestras, and then didn’t play again for

accompany Van Cliburn.

more than 20 years. This time was largely spent showing Quarter Horses on a pro-

In college at Stanford University, Albert

fessional level.

played in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and was the first chair of

Annie plays high school musicals, special

the Stanford Glee Club orchestra. He

music for area churches and for ladies’

graduated from Stanford University with

clubs throughout the Denver area. She

Bachelor Degree in Physical Chemistry.

recently joined a “rock band” and is ex-

During this period, Albert was also the

cited about arranging violin music for this

conductor for several local church choirs;

new endeavor.

as well as the assistant conductor for the musical Guys and Dolls, a Stanford

Outside of her music life, Annie is director

Ramshead Production.

of regulatory affairs for a manufacturer of veterinary biologicals. When not in

He graduated from Baylor College of

the office, she prepares purified tetanus

Medicine with a PhD in Cell Biology, then

antitoxin, West Nile virus antibody, and

graduated from UT Southwestern Medical

other specialized products made from

School with a MD and finished a Family

horse serum. The rest of her time is filled

Medicine Residency in the U.S. Air Force.

up with golf, church activities, and various volunteer efforts.

Outside interests including taking apart things including PCs and Macs. His house


SECOND VIOLIN FOURTH DPO SEASON. Albert Ting started violin lesson at age 6 in Taiwan and moved to the U.S. with his family when he

is littered with carcasses of computers unfortunate enough to fall into his hands. Albert and his son spent a blissful summer together building robots from little Arduino boards. His family also treasured the homeschooling experience.  33


Our webseries “Playing Out” takes musicians out on the town performing in and around Denver. Bingewatch all six episodes at Watch pianist Fei-Fei Dong play Gershwin’s

“Playing Out” is created in part by

Rhapsody in Blue on a 16th Street Mall

local filmmaker David Sherman. David

piano, Music Director Lawrence Golan

specializes in arts marketing, media

on violin at the Botanic Gardens with

literacy and education.

Vivaldi’s “Autumn,” cellist Jay Campbell explore downtown and perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Sydney Harper carol at The Brown Palace, pianist Steven Lin flip records at Wax Trax II or conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman FaceTime with DutchAmerican composer Johan de Meij.


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Albert first joined DPO in 2010 and has

auditions for Western States Honor

immensely enjoyed playing with all the

Orchestra (2013, 2014, 2015), Colorado All

friendly and energetic folks at DPO. He

State Orchestra (2014, 2015), Denver City-

is currently recognized as the best chair

Wide Orchestra (2013, 2014, 2015), Denver

stacker in the orchestra.

Young Artists’ Orchestra (2014–2015), and Colorado Pop Rock Band (2014–2016).



He is passionate about musicals and has played bass in DSA productions of


Hairspray, Oliver! and Red Riding Hood.

Jordan Walters is a music major graduate

This fall, Jordan will be attending CU

of Denver School of the Arts (DSA) (2009–

Boulder, double majoring in aerospace

2016), where he has held the principal

engineering and music (double bass per-

bass chair for the last two years.

formance). He gratefully acknowledges the loving guidance and support received

During his seven years at DSA, he studied

from his family, mentors, and friends as he

with University of Colorado double

embarks upon his new path towards the

bass professor, Dr. Paul Erhard and won




Tune in to radio station KPOF (AM 910) from 7 – 10 pm on Sunday, June 12 for an encore of tonight’s Denver Philharmonic performance! Our Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the vital contributions made by the Pillar of Fire Ministries / KPOF 910 AM to our orchestra and Denver’s classical music community. Over the past five decades, the Pillar of Fire Church has generously accommodated our orchestra rehearsals and many performances. Since 1963, Dr. Robert B. Dallenbach, and more recently his son, Joel Dallenbach, have meticulously recorded and broadcast all of the orchestra’s concerts.


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OUR HISTORY We may be one of Denver’s oldest orchestras, but we certainly don’t act our age. Dr. Antonia Brico, the first woman to con-

change came in 2004, and we became

duct the Berlin and New York Philharmonic

the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Horst

Orchestras, founded our organization

served as music director and conductor

in 1948 as the Denver Businessmen’s

through 2009, after which he was appoint-

Orchestra. Antonia settled in Denver

ed the orchestra’s first Conductor Laureate.

after conducting professional orchestras across Europe and the U.S. She debuted

Adam Flatt came onboard as music

our orchestra to a packed auditorium

director in June 2010. Adam’s dynamic

explaining the need for a classical music

and inspiring leadership over the next

venue to showcase the talents of local,

three years continued Horst’s legacy and

classically trained musicians “with no place

further increased the artistic quality of the

to play.” Twenty years later, we’d be known


as the Brico Symphony, and Antonia would remain at the helm of the orchestra until

We selected award-winning conductor

her retirement in the mid-1980s.

Dr. Lawrence Golan as our conductor and music director when Adam departed in

After nearly 40 years under Antonia’s

2013. Lawrence, a professor and music

baton, the orchestra chose Russian-

director at the University of Denver’s

American conductor Julius Glaihengauz

Lamont School of Music, continues to pro-

as its second music director. A graduate of

duce innovative and quality programming,

the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow,

challenging our musicians and delighting

Julius led the newly renamed Centennial

our audiences.

Philharmonic for 11 seasons. And while we have a 68-year history in In 1999, Professor of Music at the

Denver, our mission is to continually rede-

University of Denver Dr. Horst Buchholz

fine the way our community experiences

took the baton. Our most recent name

and engages with classical music.



Since January 1, 2015

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, businesses and corporations.

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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra June 3, 2016 Concert Program  

Lawrence Golan, conductor & violin Lu: Ode to the Red Flag Franck: Symphony in D Minor Gershwin, arr. Whitney: An American in Paris Suite Sm...

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra June 3, 2016 Concert Program  

Lawrence Golan, conductor & violin Lu: Ode to the Red Flag Franck: Symphony in D Minor Gershwin, arr. Whitney: An American in Paris Suite Sm...