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NOVEMBER 18, 2016

PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS LAWRENCE GOLAN, CONDUCTOR JOSEPH GALEMA, ORGAN RAV E L

Le Tombeau de Couperin POU L E N C

Organ Concerto in G Minor SAI NT- SAË N S

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor “Organ Symphony”


Greetings!! I am so glad you have chosen to spend your evening with us! Our musicians and front-of-house staff, most of whom are volunteers, have worked hard over the past few weeks to help you have a great night — and we know that you will! We are also very excited to welcome you to our new home at Central Presbyterian Church, where we now perform on the beautiful Antonia Brico Stage, named in honor of our founding conductor. The Brico Stage was given to the Denver Philharmonic by very generous private donors. As a small nonprofit, we rely upon donations of all sizes. We’re also fortunate enough to have such limited administrative expenses that nearly all the money from your contributions are spent on our musicians, musical costs and providing you a memorable evening! I do hope that tonight’s performance fills you with so much joy that we will see you at our next concert and as an active patron of our organization. Thank you again for joining us tonight. We can’t wait to share with you our passionate mission to redefine the way our community experiences and engages with classical music! Sincerely,

Jon Olafson President of the Board, DPO

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A POWERHOUSE SEASON. SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

GRAND OPENING OF THE ANTONIA BRICO STAGE Lawrence Golan, conductor Mark Mast, guest conductor Ryan Spencer, trumpet BEETHOVEN   Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b HUMMEL   Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major WAGNER  Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 5

NOVEMBER 18, 2016

PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS Lawrence Golan, conductor Joseph Galema, organ RAVEL   Le Tombeau de Couperin POULENC   Organ Concerto in G Minor SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3 in C Minor “Organ Symphony”

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

HOPELESS ROMANTICS

Lawrence Golan, conductor and violin Matthew Zalkind, cello BRAHMS   Double Concerto for Violin & Cello TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 4

APRIL 7, 2017

PROST!

Günther Stegmüller, guest conductor Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet MENDELSSOHN   Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage HINDEMITH   Symphonic Metamorphosis on

Themes of Weber WEBER   Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor LISZT   Les Preludes

MAY 25, 2017

WHEN IN ROME Lawrence Golan, conductor Wei Luo, piano

DECEMBER 16, 2016

TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio italien

Marc Moncusí, guest conductor Christiana McMullen, soprano

RESPIGHI   Fountains of Rome

HOLIDAY CHEER!

MENDELSSOHN   Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor RESPIGHI   Pines of Rome

HOLIDAY FAVORITES!

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church  ·  Denver, Colorado  ·  7:30 pm

Lawrence Golan, conductor Joseph Galema, organ Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

(1875 – 1937) Prélude Forlane Menuet Rigaudon

Francis Poulenc

Organ Concerto in G Minor

(1899 – 1963)

Featuring Joseph Galema, organ

∙ 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION ∙ Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)

Symphony No. 3 in C Minor “Organ Symphony”

Adagio Allegro moderato Poco adagio Allegro moderato Presto Maestoso Allegro Featuring Joseph Galema, organ

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LAWRENCE GOLAN MUSIC DIRECTOR Conductor Lawrence Golan is in high demand across the United States and internationally. In addition to his position as music director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence is the 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. Highlights of Lawrence’s 2016–17 season include a 14-city tour of China with the Denver Philharmonic, an appearance on National Public Radio’s “From the Top” with the York Symphony Orchestra, and the world premiere production, recording and subsequent CD/DVD release on Albany Records of Ode to Nature by Jiaojiao Zhou with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and producer Dennis Law. Lawrence continues to guest conduct professional orchestras, opera, and ballet companies in the U.S. and around the world. Having conducted in 26 states and 17 countries, recent engagements include performances in Boulder, Macon, Memphis and Tucson as well as the Czech Republic, Italy, Georgia, Korea, Taiwan and China. A staunch supporter of music education, Lawrence is a tenured full professor at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where he conducts the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre and leads one of the most distinguished and highly sought after graduate conducting programs in the U.S. Lawrence Golan is known for his inspired performances, imaginative programming, passion for developing new audiences, and excellent public speaking skills—entertaining and/or educating 8

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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 Golan 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. Following in the footsteps of his father Joseph Golan, longtime principal second violinist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lawrence Golan is also an accomplished violinist. He was concertmaster of the Portland Symphony Orchestra for 11 years, has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, and has made several commercially available recordings as a violinist. 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. Visit www.LawrenceGolan.com or www.WilliamReinert.com.  9


HISHAM BRAVO GROOVER ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

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Hisham Bravo Groover serves as the Assistant Conductor and Orchestra Manager of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra while pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Lamont School of Music under the direction and tutelage of Dr. Lawrence Golan.

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Hisham graduated from The University of Iowa with a Masters in

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Other previous professional engagements include Adjunct Instructor of Music at Ripon College, Wisconsin, where he served as the conductor of the Ripon College Orchestra. Besides conducting, Hisham’s violin studies have also taken him to the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, as well as the New Zealand School of Music. He received his Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance from Loyola University in New Orleans. He also holds a Master’s in Violin Pedagogy from Western Kentucky University where he studied with Dr. Ching-Yi Lin. As the newly appointed Associate Conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Hisham is eager to work with the musicians to bring performances of the highest quality to the Colorado community.

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TWEET YOUR HEART OUT 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. A FEW RULES… • PHONES ON — SOUND OFF! We know

• You don’t need a Twitter account to

you want to participate, but let’s leave

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the music to the pros.

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JOSEPH GALEMA ORGAN Joseph Galema is currently principal organist at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, a position he has held since August 2014. After serving as music director and academy organist at the United States Air Force Academy for almost 32 years, he retired in July 2014. He joined the Lamont School of Music of the University of Denver as organ instructor in September 2008. At Lamont, he teaches private lessons to organ majors in addition to classes in organ repertoire, organ improvisation and organ accompanying. Joe was born in West Lafayette, Indiana, and chose to pursue his college education in Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids. His post-graduate work in organ performance was at The University of Michigan, studying with Marilyn Mason, and earning both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He maintains leadership positions in the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is treasurer for the Association of Anglican Musicians (AAM).

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PRESS PLAY!

Our webseries “Playing Out” takes musicians out on the town performing in and around Denver. Get to know organist Joseph Galema and climb up into Central’s organ loft with Wil Smith at YouTube.com/DenverPhilharmonic. Binge-watch pianist Fei-Fei Dong play

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ing, media literacy and education.

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OUR MUSICIANS MUSIC DIRECTOR

VIOLA

Lawrence Golan

Samantha Wilson, principal Victoria DiMarzio Kostadin Dyulgerski Lori Hanson Travis Rollins

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR Hisham Bravo Groover

FIRST VIOLIN Katherine Thayer, concertmaster Ann Katherine Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster Patsy Aronstein Rachel Bradford Melissa Campbell Barbara Casanova Matthew Grove Thomas Jatko Kristine Pordesimo Emmy Reid Beth Schoening Elizabeth Wall Grace Wills

SECOND VIOLIN Yiran Li, principal Niccolo Werner Casewit Valerie Clausen Christina Colalancia Erica Getz Terri Gonzales Miki Heine Annie Laury Anne Silvas Albert Ting

CELLO Katie Burns, acting principal Naftari Burns Sarah Frederick Monica Sáles Rachel Yanovitch Tara Yoder

DOUBLE BASS Mark Stefaniw, principal Zach Antonio Lucy Bauer Josh Filley Taryn Galow Colton Kelly

FLUTE Aaron Wille, principal Whitney Kelley Catherine Ricca Lanzano

PICCOLO Whitney Kelley

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OBOE

TRUMPET

Kimberly Brody, principal Loren Meaux, assistant principal Alexis Junker

Ryan Spencer, principal Ariel Van Dam Ryan Stutzman

ENGLISH HORN

TROMBONE

Loren Meaux

William Combs, principal Wallace Orr

CLARINET

BASS TROMBONE

Kwami Barnett, principal Claude Wilbur Jessica Clark

Daniel Morris

BASS CLARINET Claude Wilbur

BASSOON Ken Greenwald, principal Stephen McCarty

CONTRABASSOON Adam Lusk

HORN Ron Torp, acting principal Jeanine Branting Kelli Hirsch Mary Brauer

TUBA Joe Walsh

TIMPANI Steve Bulota, principal

PERCUSSION Heather Church Ross Coons Jackson Stevens

HARP Becky Moritzky, principal Jenilee Elsbernd

PIANO Ani Gyulamiryan, principal Margo Hanschke

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OUR TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MUSIC LIBRARIAN

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

Callista Medland Alyssa Oland, assistant

DENVER PHILHARMONIC FOUNDATION BOARD

MARKETING

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Valerie Clausen

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MUSICIANS COMMITTEE

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Loren Meaux, chair Rachel Bradford Niccolo Casewit Callista Medland Daniel Morris Catherine Ricca Lanzano

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NOVEMBER 18 • PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS by CALLISTA MEDLAND

Le Tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel  (1875–1937) Maurice Ravel was born in France in 1875. He began studies in piano and composition at the Paris Conservatory at age 14, where he studied with Gabriel Fauré. Already a member of the group Les Apaches (The Hooligans), by 1910, he had also joined the Société Musicale Indépendante, which was led by Fauré, his former teacher. The Société put on Around the turn of the century, Ravel was a member of a young thinkers/artists club called “Les Apaches”. French for The Hooligans.

concerts frequently, and included works by Ravel, Fauré, Zoltan Kodály, Debussy and others. Ravel’s most famous pieces include Pavane pour une enfante défunte (Pavane for a dead princess), Jeux d’eau (Playing water), the ballet Daphnis et Chloé and Bolero. He was generally associated with the Impressionism movement, along with his older contemporary Claude Debussy. Debussy rejected being boxed

Duration: 17 minutes

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Forlane: in memory of First Lieutenant

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Gabriel Gaudin

Ravel’s music output during World War I was considerably lower than at other times

Menuet: in memory of Jean Dreyfus (a

in his life, and Le Tombeau de Couperin

friend who offered refuge to Ravel as he

was one of the only pieces he wrote during

recuperated after the war)

that time. Originally written for solo piano, Ravel arranged the suite for orchestra in

Rigaudon: in memory of Pierre and Pascal

1919 (with two fewer movements).

Gaudin (brothers and childhood friends of Ravel, both killed in the war)

At that time, any piece titled tombeau was a memorial piece. The significance of

The orchestral version premiered in

Couperin in the title has more to do with

1920. Unlike many typical concertos and

form than a dedication or memorial to

symphonies, all four movements are rela-

Couperin himself. François Couperin was

tively fast, with no largo or adagio. After

a baroque composer, and the structure of

so much sadness during the war, Ravel

this piece reflects a baroque dance suite.

intentionally made the piece light-hearted.

The actual in memoriam for each move-

Orchestration is a little less than ‘standard’

ment is as follows:

orchestration, with only two horns, one trumpet and no low brass (tuba and trom-

Prélude: in memory of First Lieutenant

bones). You’ll notice a virtuosic solo oboe

Jacques Charlot

part appears throughout the piece.

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Organ Concerto in G minor Francis Poulenc  (1899–1963) Unlike so many famous composers, Francis Poulenc was primarily self-taught, and had his first compositional success at age 18 with the piece Rapsodie Nègre for baritone and chamber group. While his mother introduced him to piano as a child, his father encouraged him to pursue interests and a career outside of music. The organ was the most complex machine invented before the Industrial Revolution. Duration: 24 minutes

In the 1920s, he was part of Les Six, a group of French composers who associated themselves with surrealism and cubism rather than impressionism, a parallel movement in music to impressionism in the art world. In the ’30s, Poulenc reconnected with his faith, which carried over into his compositions as well. It was during this period that he wrote the organ concerto you’ll hear tonight. He composed a large body of choral works and songs as well. Poulenc served for a brief time in World War II, but spent most of the war era in Paris composing songs, many of which were set to the work of poets associated with the Resistance. Some of his work during this time couldn’t be performed in France due to

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SUNDAY CLASSICAL MUSIC 7:00 – 10:00 PM KPOF — 910 AM

Tune in to radio station KPOF (AM 910) from 7 – 10 pm on Sunday, November 27 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. For more than 50 years, the Pillar of Fire Church 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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the Nazi occupation. Poulenc visited the

small with the idea that the piece could

U.S. in 1960, where he premiered Gloria, a

be performed in any smaller space with an

piece for chorus, orchestra and soprano.

organ. This was Poulenc’s first time writing

Three years later, he suffered a fatal heart

for organ so he studied the instrument as

attack in Paris.

he composed the piece.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

In form, the piece deviates from a standard concerto with three movements (each hav-

Premiered publically in Paris in 1939,

ing a different tempo, or speed). Instead, it

Poulenc’s Organ Concerto was written

is performed as one continuous movement

for organ, timpani and strings (no winds/

with seven different tempos to denote the

brass). Poulenc kept the instrumentation

subsections of the piece.

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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. This historic building, the third in the church’s 150-year 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, the hand-painted facade pipes are from the original organ built in 1892. On Sunday mornings at Central,

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Symphony No. 3 in C minor “Organ Symphony” Camille Saint-Saëns  (1835–1921) The very definition of a child prodigy, SaintSaëns started piano lessons at age 2.5, displayed perfect pitch by 3, and gave his first concert at age 5. He was also academically gifted, particularly in languages and math. He began studies at the Paris Conservatory in 1848 at age 13. Piano students at the conservatory were generally encourThe Organ Symphony was famously used as the main theme in the 1995 film Babe and its sequel, Babe: Pig in the City. Duration: 36 minutes

aged to study organ as well, since there was a higher level of demand for court organists than concert pianists. Saint-Saëns composed two symphonies by the time he was in his 20s. In 1861 he accepted a teaching post at the École de Musique Classique et Religieuse in Paris, where he taught and mentored the young Gabriel Fauré (who went on to become a quite famous and respected composer, best known for his Requiem, nocturnes, and songs). He became a kind of honorary family member to Fauré, who remained an important figure in his life. At the age of 40, he married Marie Truffot, but the marriage ended five years later as a result of tragedy: both of their children

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died within six weeks of each other.

published score to the memory of the

Despite the dark period that followed,

composer Franz Liszt (who died two

Saint-Saëns composed two of his more

months after it was premiered).

famous pieces in the ensuing years (Danse Macabre and Samson et Dalila).

Despite being labeled “Organ Symphony,” it’s not a piece meant to display virtuosic

Throughout his life, Saint-Saëns com-

organ playing like a concerto would be;

posed in every genre of music: opera,

the organ is really simply a member of the

symphonies, songs, concertos, sacred

orchestra.

and secular choral music and chamber music. He was somewhat less respected as a composer in his native France than abroad, but he is nonetheless known as one of the greats today.

ABOUT THE MUSIC

In form the piece is technically in two movements, but maintains a four movement feel like a typical symphony. The orchestration is for a fairly large orchestra, including four hand piano (two players playing the same piano), in addition to the organ.

Saint-Saëns said of this piece: “I gave

The first movement opens with a brief

everything to it I was able to give. What

introduction, and transitions into a slow

I have here accomplished, I will never

section where the organ enters. The sec-

achieve again.”

ond movement starts with a scherzo, and moves into the glorious finale. In the finale,

The first performance of Symphony No. 3

Saint-Saëns incorporates a fugue and cho-

was in 1886 in London’s St James’ Hall with

rale that get passed around the orchestra.

Saint-Saëns conducting. The piece was

The piece ends with a triumphant coda in

commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic

C Major, made all the more exciting by the

Society, and Saint-Saëns dedicated the

depth of the organ resonating in the hall.

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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. BE COMFORTABLE

APPLAUSE 101

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 became tradition to wait until the end of

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

the piece to clap, with the audience sitting silent between movements.

passage of music. If you can’t, or you

At the DPO, we welcome both traditions.

begin to cough a lot, don’t worry — it’s

If you prefer to wait for the end of a piece

perfectly acceptable and appropriate to

to clap, please do. Some movements are

quietly exit the concert hall. Remember to

fiery and end in such a flare that you may

unwrap cough drops before the concert so

feel compelled to clap — go for it! After

you don’t create crackling noises.

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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E SIT TIGHT

SOCIAL MEDIA

The rumors are true — we’re pretty

Feel free to tweet along with us

informal. But we do ask that you sit tight

@denverphilorch, post to Facebook or

and quiet during the performance and

take photos without flash. Upload your

only get up between pieces or during in-

pics and comments online — and be sure

termission as to not distract the musicians

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

or concert-goers around you.

Instagram @denverphilorch #dpotweets

PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

HAVE FUN!

You’re welcome to bring a water bottle

Rules, rules, rules — we know, it can be

into the hall, but remember “Trail Rules”

overwhelming. The most important rule of

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

all is to have fun and enjoy yourself. And

trash too!)

then tell all your friends and come back again and again!

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

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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 Lucy, Steve, Christina, Erica, Alexis and Rebecca — LUCY BAUER

STEVE BULOTA

DOUBLE BASS

TIMPANI

Season with DPO: 30

Season with DPO: 27

Undergrad: Durham University, UK.

Other Instruments: Accordion

Biology

Undergrad: University of Connecticut, BS

Doctoral: Durham University, Invertebrate

Music Education

Ecology

Day Job: Flow Support Specialist

Strange But True: Pet Black Widow Spider

Strange But True: I shook hands with the

Loves To Hate: Hershey’s Milk Chocolate

president of a foreign country

Favorite Classical Piece: Bach Cello Suites

Favorite Composer: Beethoven

Musical Guilty Pleasure: 25 Pilots

Favorite Classical Piece: Swan Lake

Birthplace: England

Hometown: Centennial

My First Musical Lesson Was… Children’s

My First Musical Lesson Was… a piano

Choir

lesson from my grandmother

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HT CHRISTINA COLALANCIA

Favorite Composer: Antonín Dvorˇák

VIOLIN/ SECOND VIOLIN SECTION

Favorite Classical Piece: Violin Concerto

Season with DPO: 2

No. 3 in B minor by Saint-Saëns

Other Instruments: Piano

My First Musical Lesson Was… sitting in

Undergrad: Regis University, BA in Biology

my mom’s lap while she played piano. I

& BS in Business Administration with a

started formal piano lessons with Leslie

Minor in Music

Neldner when I was 4.

Master’s: I’m working on my Master’s in

Dogs or Cats? Dogs all the way!

Public Health at the University of Colorado Day Job: ORIEN Tissue Bank Coordinator

ERICA GETZ

for the University of Colorado Cancer

VIOLIN

Center

Season with DPO: This is the first!

Hates To Love: Watching The Bachelor

Other Instruments: Flute (and piccolo)

and all of the spin-offs

Undergrad: Regis University, Bachelors of

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Science, Accounting and Finance. Minor

Other Instruments: Piano, English Horn

in Music

(cheating…it’s just a big oboe), voice

Day Job: CPA, KPMG, LLP

Undergrad: BM Oboe Performance,

Strange But True: I’ve never broken a

University of Denver

bone (knock on wood)

Day Job: Programmatic Media Buyer for

Favorite Classical Piece: Too many to

Triad Retail Media

name just one! Currently obsessed with

Party Trick: Memorized the Preamble to

the Dvorˇák Cello Concerto

the Constitution in eighth grade and still

Hometown: Silverthorne, Colorado

remember it (“We the people…”)

My First Musical Lesson Was… At age 6. I

Loves To Hate: Pants

vividly remember the cardboard violin and

Hates To Love: Binge watching trashy

how awkward it all felt!

reality TV (Real Housewives....)

Celebrity Look Alike: Emma Watson

Favorite Classical Piece: Mahler’s Second Symphony

ALEXIS JUNKER

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Electronic music...

OBOE

DJs, light shows, and all

Season with DPO: 5? I think?

Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN

MORE MUSIC!

DON’T MISS THE DPO BRASS QUINTET!

NOVEMBER 19 5 – 6 P.M.

NOVEMBER 29 5 – 6 P.M.

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My First Musical Lesson Was… Piano at 4

Undergrad: University of Denver, Bachelor

years old with Mrs. Prieditis (until 18 years

of Music

old!)

Day Job: Student

I Wish I Was… retired. I’ll be really good at

Strange But True: I was born in an elevator

retirement.

Hates To Love: High School Musical

REBECCA MORITZKY

Pirates of the Caribbean

Pop Culture Obsession: Johnny Depp/

HARP

Favorite Composer: Mahler

Season with DPO: 3

Favorite Classical Piece: Also Sprach

Other Instruments: Percussion, piano,

Zarathustra

voice, guitar, ukulele

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Christian Pop

DPO with a

twist SAVE THE DATE! BLENDED BRASS OCTOBER 26 @ 7PM

DAZZL E JAZZ  93 0 L INCOL N ST For a second season, we’ve partnered with “Denver’s Best Jazz Club” (Westword) Dazzle Jazz to present small musical ensembles over dinner & drinks.

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THANK YOU!

Donations since January 1, 2016

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

CONTRIBUTOR

($20,000+)

($100–$299)

Valerie & Gilmour Clausen

Robert Cleve

MUSICIAN CIRCLE

Eleanor Glover Judy & Ed Hagerman

($1,000–$2,400)

Dana Houghland & William McCune

German American Chamber of Commerce & German Cultural Foundation

Michael & Patricia Meaux

Linda Lebsack & Hugh Pitcher

Kathleen Porter

PATRON ($500–$999) Anonymous CoBank Sarah & Matthew Hogan Dan & Steph Lagerborg U.S. Bank Foundation Katherine & Ben Vagher

BENEFACTOR ($300–$499) Russell Klein

Carolyn & Gary Medland Claude and Laurie Pupkin Liza Ranftle & Richard Casson Robert J. Smith Cori Streetman Naioma Walberg

FRIEND (UP TO $99) Amazon Smile Foundation Anonymous Brio Gold, Inc. Robert Collins Kira van Lil James McCall Dorothy L. Nelson Lesley Reeder Robert Rynerson Miles Snyder

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GOLD PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

David Sherman Creative

New Genesis, Inc.

Ligature Creative Group

Purple Door Coffee Ursula Brewery

COPPER PARTNERS Access Cottrell Printing Company, Inc. Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist The Pillar of Fire Church Safeway

WHAT’RE YOU DOING AFTER THE SHOW?

LET’S HAVE A NIGHTCAP! Join us up the street at Blueprint Bar for our official Nightcap after the concert. Enjoy delicious food & drink specials — including a specialty cocktail, Dark & Stormy, served in a pipe, er, uh, a copper mug to celebrate Pulling Out All The Stops.

Blueprint Bar

450 E. 17th Avenue (17th & Pennsylvania) 9:30–11ish

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IT TAKES A COMMUN We are a community-driven orchestra, and we survive with support from our patrons and local businesses. Help us make music with a tax-deductible contribution today. Give safely online at denverphilharmonic.org/contribute. INDIVIDUAL GIVING

DONATION AMOUNT

Orchestra Circle

$20,000 or above

Conductor Circle

$5,000 – $19,999

Concertmaster Circle

$2,500 – $4,999

Musician Circle

$1,000 – $2,499

Patron

$500 – $999

Benefactor

$300 – $499

Contributor

$100 – $299

Friend

up to $99

CORPORATE GIVING

DONATION AMOUNT

Gold Partner

$10,000 and above

Silver Partner

$5,000 – $9,999

Copper Partner

$1,000 – $4,999

You may also consider a planned gift, or donating to the orchestra in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary, or in memory of a loved one. 40

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ITY If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, please complete this form and mail to:

PO Box 6074 Denver, CO 80206 or visit our website at DenverPhilharmonic.org and click on the CONTRIBUTE link.

Contribution $ 

Check   or Credit Card   

Name  Address  City, State, ZIP Code  Telephone 

Email 

Credit Card No.  Expiration Date 

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CONTACT US! PO Box 6074 Denver, CO 80206 303.653.2407

 @denverphilorch info@denverphilharmonic.org DenverPhilharmonic.org

PUBLIC SUPPORT THE SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES DISTRICT The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is metro Denver’s unique commitment to its arts, cultural and scientific organizations. A penny sales tax on every $10 purchase within the seven-county region (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties) supports nearly 300 institutions, including the DPO, that provide unique cultural and scientific experiences for millions of people each year. Many of the programs SCFD supports provide free and discounted access to citizens. For information on free days and organizations, visit www.scfd.org.

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DECEMBER 16, 2016

HOLIDAY CHEER! WARM UP WITH A CUP OF CHEER! Holiday Cheer! on December 16 has a little something for everyone! From classical seasonal selections such as The Nutcracker and Ave Maria to popular holiday hits like Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Joaquín Rodrigo’s Retablo de Navidad, Holiday Cheer! will warm the heart of even the biggest Grinch. Spanish conductor Marc Moncusí leads our annual family-friendly tradition with soprano Christiana McMullen. Marc Moncusí, guest conductor Christiana McMullen, soprano

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! DENVERPHILHARMONIC.ORG Holiday Cheer! December 16, 7:30pm Antonia Brico Stage Central Presbyterian Church


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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra November 18, 2016 Concert Program  

Lawrence Golan, conductor Joseph Galema, organ Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G Minor Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3...

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