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HOLIDAY CHEER! MARC MONCUSÍ, GUEST CONDUCTOR CHRISTIANA MCMULLEN, SOPRANO AN DE RSO N

A N DE RSON

A Christmas Festival

Sleigh Ride

TCHA I KOVS KY

“Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker RI C HM AN

Hanukkah Festival Overture RO D R I G O

Selections from Retablo de Navidad ARR . R OS E N H AU S

What Child is This? ARR . BR U BA K ER

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

B RITTE N

Men of Goodwill A DA M, A RR. CUSTER

O Holy Night TORMÉ & WE L LS, AR R . KAZ IK

The Christmas Song SCHUB E RT, A R R . RY D EN

Ave Maria B E RL IN , A RR. MOSS

White Christmas STE P HE N SON

A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!


GREETINGS! I’m 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 Happy holidays! Thanks for being here to celebrate the season with our annual tradition, Holiday Cheer!

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!

Full repertoire available at denverphilharmonic.org

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2016

HOLIDAY CHEER!

Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church  ·  Denver, Colorado  ·  7:30 pm

Marc Moncusí, guest conductor Christiana McMullen, soprano Leroy Anderson

A Christmas Festival

(1908 – 1975)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky “Waltz of the Flowers” (1840 – 1893) from The Nutcracker Lucas Richman

Hanukkah Festival Overture

b. 1964

Joaquin Rodrigo Retablo de Navidad (1901 – 1999) Pastorcito Santo (Holy Shepherd Boy) Coplillas de Belen (Carols of Bethlehem) Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano

Arr. Steven Rosenhaus

What Child is This?

Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano

Arr. Jerry Brubaker How the Grinch Stole Christmas You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch He Carves the Roast Beast Welcome Christmas

Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975)

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Sleigh Ride With a special guest conductor!

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∙ 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION ∙ Benjamin Britten Men of Goodwill; (1913 – 1976) Variations on a Christmas Carol (God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen) Adolphe Adam Arr. Calvin Custer

O Holy Night

(Adam b. 1973)

Mel Tormé & Robert Wells The Christmas Song Arr. by James Kazik Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano (Tormé 1925 – 1999) (Wells 1922 – 1998)

Franz Schubert Arr. William Ryden

Ave Maria Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano

(Schubert 1797–1828)

Irving Berlin Arr. John Moss

White Christmas Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano

(Berlin 1888–1989)

Arr. James Stephenson

A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!

Featuring Christiana McMullen, soprano

Sing along with us! Lyrics begin on page 27.

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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


MARC MONCUSÍ GUEST CONDUCTOR Conductor Marc Moncusí was born in Spain and he studied at the Liceu Conservatory of Music in Barcelona and at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid where he graduated in conducting. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!!!

He completed his training at the Carnegie Mellon University (Master of Music), and with Jesús López Cobos at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (2000–01), and at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin invited by Daniel Barenboim (2001–2004). Marc Moncusí was assistant conductor of Julius Rudel in the English world premiere of Kurt Weill´s opera Die Bürgschaft in 2001 in Pittsburgh. In 2011, Marc was assistant conductor at the Teatro de La Zarzuela in Madrid and the Liceu Opera House in Barcelona of the world premiere opera Yo, Dalí by Xavier Benguerel under the batton of Miquel Ortega. Marc has also conducted the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra and the Munich Symphony Orchestra as David Giménez´s assistant in the Belcanto Concert Tour 2015 with Diana Damrau and Nicolas Testé. He conducted the operas Madame Butterfly (Great Theatre of Havana, 2012), The Barber of Seville (Medellín, 2014), and Doña Francisquita (Medellín, 2016). He also recorded two chamber operas by Jesús Rodríguez Picó: El Paradís de les muntanyes and URBS. As guest conductor, he has worked with orchestras all over the world including China, Mexico, Brazil, Poland, Chile, Portugal, Cuba and Spain.

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Founder and general director of the Barcelona Modern Project since 2004, Marc has recorded various monographics of the Catalan composers J.M. Mestres Quadreny, Xavier Benguerel, Anna Bofill and José Luis de Delás; a CD with three unknown concerts by Leonardo Balada, J. Rodríguez Picó and J. Guinjoan; a live recording CD at the MNCARS of Madrid; and a Cristóbal Halffter´s live recorded monographic CD in the Sendesal of Bremen on October 2010. Upcoming engagements include the recording and concerts of the Vesselin Stoyanov´s piano concertos with the Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the pianist Melani Mestre, Eduardo Mata Youth Orchestra (México), Zacatecas Philharmonic Orchestra (México), Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie, etc. Since the 2005–06 season, he has been artistic director of the Reus Concerts Association located at the Fortuny Theatre. Marc is also member of the conducting faculty staff of the Acadèmia Internacional de Música de Barcelona (Barcelona International Music Academy) and artistic director of the Catalonia Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

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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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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

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the music to the pros.

DenverPhilOrch), but if you’d like to

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CHRISTIANA McMULLEN SOPRANO Classical soprano Christiana McMullen is a native of Boston. She is currently completing a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music where Christiana is the recipient of the Newman Fellowship, the school’s most prestigious scholarship. Before arriving at Lamont, she completed her undergraduate degree in Voice Performance at Gordon College in New England where she studied with Susan Brooks and Courtney Huffman. While at Gordon, she played the role of Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Christiana made her debut as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Lamont where she is studying with Catherine Kasch. Shortly after her performance, she was chosen to reprise the role in Così fan tutte with the York Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Golan in York, Pennsylvania.

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PRESS PLAY!

Our webseries “Playing Out” takes musicians out on the town performing in and around Denver. Get to know soprano Christiana McMullen at YouTube.com/DenverPhilharmonic. Binge-watch pianist Fei-Fei Dong play

“Playing Out” is created in part by Emmy

Gershwin on a 16th Street Mall piano,

Award-winning local filmmaker David

Music Director Lawrence Golan on violin at

Sherman. David specializes in arts market-

the Botanic Gardens, cellist Jay Campbell

ing, media literacy and education.

perform and explore downtown, Sydney Harper carol at The Brown Palace, pianist Steven Lin flip records at Wax Trax II, conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman FaceTime with composer Johan de Meij, DPO’s own Ryan Spencer trumpeting over Highlands Bridge, and climb inside Central

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OUR MUSICIANS MUSIC DIRECTOR

SECOND VIOLIN (CONT.)

Lawrence Golan

Hisham Bravo Groover

Miki Heine Annie Laury Callista Medland Wendy Montenegro Roger Powell Anne Silvas Albert Ting

FIRST VIOLIN

VIOLA

Katherine Thayer, concertmaster Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster Patsy Aronstein Melissa Barru Carrie Beeder Rachel Bradford Melissa Campbell Matthew Grove Thomas Jatko Lubia Montenegro Kristine Pordesimo Emmy Reid Vanessa Vari Elizabeth Wall Grace Wills

Samantha Wilson, principal Victoria DiMarzio Lori Hanson Brian Hillyard Ben Luey Elizabeth O’Brien Anita Zerbe

GUEST CONDUCTOR Marc Moncusí

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

SECOND VIOLIN Yiran Li, principal Niccolo Werner Casewit Valerie Clausen Christina Colalancia Erica Getz Terri Gonzales

CELLO Bryan Scafuri, principal Katie Burns Sarah Frederick Kyle Laney Monica Sáles Amanda Thall Rachel Yanovitch Tara Yoder

DOUBLE BASS Lucy Bauer, acting principal Zach Antonio Josh Filley Taryn Galow

String musicians are listed in alphabetical order 16

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FLUTE

TRUMPET

Catherine Ricca Lanzano, acting principal Catherine Flinchum Whitney Kelley

Evan King, acting principal Ariel Van Dam Ryan Stutzman

PICCOLO

TROMBONE

Whitney Kelley

William Combs, principal Wallace Orr

OBOE Kimberly Brody, principal Loren Meaux, assistant principal Alexis Junker

ENGLISH HORN

BASS TROMBONE Daniel Morris

TUBA Darren DeLaup

Loren Meaux

CLARINET Jason Olney, acting principal Claude Wilbur Jessica Clark

BASS CLARINET Claude Wilbur

SAXOPHONE Tyler Hastings Danny Sweet

TIMPANI Steve Bulota, principal

PERCUSSION

Ken Greenwald, principal Stephen McCarty

Heather Church Ross Coons Justin Elks Scott Headley

HORN

HARP

Noelle Limbird, interim principal Jeanine Branting Kelli Hirsch Robyn Chauvin

Becky Moritzky, principal

BASSOON

KEYBOARD Ani Gyulamiryan, principal

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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

Keith Fisher Allison Lausten Roger Powell

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Valerie Clausen

PERSONNEL MANAGER Annie Laury

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER Amy Anderson

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CONCERT PROGRAM Ligature Creative Group, design Walker Burns, editing María Angélica Lasso, Spanish translation Callista Medland, program notes & editing

AUDIO TECH Joel Dallenbach

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

FUNDRAISING Sarah Hogan, chair Robert Cleve Ani Gyulamiryan Kelli Hirsch Barb Moritzky Jon Olafson

DPO WITH A TWIST William Combs Katherine Thayer

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MUSICIANS COMMITTEE

FRONT OF HOUSE

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

Tamara Arredondo Taylor Broderick Gil Clausen Alixandra Feeley Linda Lebsack Brian McGuire Karen McGuire Carolyn Medland Gary Medland Joan Montezon Hugh Pitcher Lauren Slaughter

DATA WRANGLER Henry Ammons

BOX OFFICE Peter Dearth Cris Diaz, habla español Matt Hogan Sarah Hogan María Angélica Lasso, habla español Annie Laury Allison Lausten Ali McNally Jon Olafson Mary Wills

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES Our orchestra is run by volunteers. We are always looking for fun, energetic and dedicated people who are interested in joining our team. We could use help in the following areas: concert night hosting, fundraising, concert production, receptions, and outreach. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please contact Executive Director Valerie Clausen at 303.653.2407 or email at vclausen@ denverphilharmonic.org.

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DECEMBER 16 • HOLIDAY CHEER! by CALLISTA MEDLAND

A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

the second act of the ballet, and is often

LEROY ANDERSON

performed by orchestras as a stand alone

Originally composed in 1950, Anderson’s

piece.Tchaikovsky extracted several of the

A Christmas Festival has become one of

pieces (including Waltz of the Flowers) from

the most popular medleys played by or-

the ballet into an orchestral suite, also de-

chestras around the country. Listen for your

buted in 1892, which was an instant hit. Be

favorite holiday tunes!

sure to listen for the beautiful harp solo!

Run time: 7 minutes

Run time: 7 minutes

WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS FROM THE NUTCRACKER

HANUKKAH FESTIVAL OVERTURE

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

LUCAS RICHMAN

The Nutcracker ballet was premiered

Released in 1994, this overture is based on

in Russia in 1890. While it was not an

the traditional tunes that mark the celebra-

immediate success, today the Nutcracker

tion of the Jewish holiday.

is a holiday tradition for many around the world. Waltz of the Flowers occurs during

Run time: 6 minutes

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PASTORCITO SANTO (HOLY SHEPHERD BOY) AND COPLILLAS DE BELEN (CAROLS OF BETHLEHEM) FROM RETABLO DE NAVIDAD JOAQUIN RODRIGO

Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo began his foray into music after going virtually blind at age 4 due to illness. He attributes this personal tragedy to his later musical success. He composed works for guitar, orchestra, chamber ensembles, and many songs. The beautiful song cycle Retablo de Navidad, of which you will hear two songs

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS ARR. BRUBAKER

Almost everybody is familiar with Dr. Seuss’ tale of Whoville, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. A beloved book was turned into an equally beloved television special by Chuck Jones in 1966. The music you’ll hear tonight contains excerpts from this show and will conjure images of the mischievous Grinch stealing a Christmas tree or mushing his dog-turned-reindeer. Run time: 4 minutes

tonight, was composed in 1952. Run time: 5 minutes

SLEIGH RIDE

LEROY ANDERSON

WHAT CHILD IS THIS? ARR. ROSENHAUS

William Chatterton Dix wrote the lyrics to this now beloved noel in 1865 during a time of spiritual renewal recovering from illness. It was later set to the tune of the English folk song “Greensleeves.” Run time: 3 minutes

Anderson conceived of the idea of this holiday classic during a heat wave in July 1946, and finished the piece in 1948 (lyrics were added a few years later). Listen for the sound of sleigh bells, the clip-clop of horses hooves and an interjection from one of the horses themselves! Run time: 3 minutes


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MEN OF GOODWILL; VARIATIONS ON A CHRISTMAS CAROL (GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN) BENJAMIN BRITTEN

British composer Benjamin Britten composed this lesser known work in 1947, which was debuted on a radio broadcast on Christmas Day before a message to the empire from King George VI. This

THE CHRISTMAS SONG TORMÉ & WELLS ARR. KAZIK

Written in 1945, this classic is often referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” It was also inspired by a heat wave. Tormé was not even trying to write lyrics, but rather trying to immerse himself in wintery, cold thoughts, and the song was born! Run time: 4 minutes

theme and variation style piece highlights different iterations of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in the form of a jig, waltz,

AVE MARIA

dance, march and finale.

FRANZ SCHUBERT ARR. RYDEN

Run time: 8 minutes

German composer Franz Schubert lived a short life but turned out a huge volume

O HOLY NIGHT ARR. CUSTER

of works, most notably his lieder (songs), and symphonies. While Ave Maria is quite a famous piece on its own, it comes from

Originally written by Adolphe Adam in

a song cycle called Liederzyklus vom

1847, O Holy Night makes it onto just

Fräulein vom See (Lady of the Lake). While

about every holiday compilation by major

the original lyrics do start with Ave Maria,

recording artists today. Despite its popu-

the original text is in German, and com-

larity, this piece still carries immense power

plements the poem The Lady of the Lake

and drama when performed live.

by Walter Scott. Today, the Latin lyrics are

Run time: 6 minutes

performed most often. Run time: 5 minutes

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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, December 25 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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WHITE CHRISTMAS IRVING BERLIN ARR. MOSS

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, White Christmas sung by Bing

from Chicago and is a full time composer after spending many years as an orchestral trumpet player. Run time: 11 minutes

Crosby is the best-selling single of all time! This classic never fails to inspire a little holiday spirit.

DECK THE HALL Deck the hall with boughs of holly

Run time: 6 minutes

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ’Tis the season to be jolly

A HOLLY JOLLY SING-ALONG!

JAMES STEPHENSON Get ready to sing along with this medley of popular holiday tunes! Stephenson hails

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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,

downtown community, including the

the music of the classical masters

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lives comfortably next to gospel

the basement just below your feet,

music and spirituals, shape-note

the Central Visitation Program on

hymns performed in the Sacred

the third floor of this building, and

Harp tradition, medieval chant, and

the Metro Caring hunger relief center

everything in between. With a strong

and the Colfax Community Network.

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See the blazing Yule before us.

CHORUS:

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

Strike the harp and join the chorus.

Jingle all the way

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Oh, what fun it is to ride

Follow me in merry measure.

In a one horse open sleigh

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Jingle bells, jingle bells

While I tell of Yule-tide treasure.

Jingle all the way

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

JINGLE BELLS

A day or two ago

Dashing through the snow

I thought I’d take a ride

In a one horse open sleigh

And soon Miss Fanny Bright

O’er the fields we go

Was seated by my side

Laughing all the way

The horse was lean and lank

Bells on bob tail ring

Misfortune seemed his lot

Making spirits bright

We got into a drifted bank

What fun it is to laugh and sing

And then we got upsot

A sleighing song tonight REPEAT CHORUS TWICE Continued…

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THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

so I’ll go to rest

The holly and the ivy,

Choose for me, dear Santa Claus,

When they are both full grown

What you think is best.

Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown O the rising of the sun

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN

And the running of the deer

Frosty the Snowman

The playing of the merry organ

Was a jolly happy soul

Sweet singing in the choir

With a corncob pipe and a button nose And two eyes made out of coal

JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS

Frosty the Snowman

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,

Is a fairytale they say

Lean your ear this way;

He was made of snow

Don’t you tell a single soul,

But the children know

What I’m going to say

How he came to life one day

Christmas Eve is coming soon; Now you dear old man,

There must have been some magic In

Whisper what you’ll bring to me;

that old silk hat they found

Tell me if you can.

For when they placed it on his head He began to dance around. Oh,

When the clock is striking twelve; When I’m fast asleep,

Frosty the Snowman

Down the chimney broad and black,

Had to hurry on his way

With your pack you’ll creep;

But he waved goodbye

All the stockings you will find

Saying don’t you cry

Hanging in a row;

I’ll be back again some day

Mine will be the shortest one, You’ll be sure to know.

Thumpety thump thump Thumpety thump thump

Johnny wants a pair of skates,

Look at Frosty go

Susie wants a sled Nelly wants a storybook –

Thumpety thump thump

one she hasn’t read

Thumpety thump thump

as for me i hardly know

Over the hills of snow Continued…

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UP ON THE HOUSETOP Up on the housetop reindeer pause

RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Out jumps good old Santa Claus

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

Down through the chimney

had a very shiny nose.

with lots of toys

And if you ever saw him,

All for the little ones, Christmas joys

you would even say it glows.

Ho, ho ho!

All of the other reindeer

Who wouldn’t go?

used to laugh and call him names.

Ho, ho ho!

They never let poor Rudolph

Who wouldn’t go?

join in any reindeer games.

Up on the housetop, click, click, click

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

Down through the chimney with

Santa came to say:

old Saint Nick

”Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history! Continued…

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Joy to the world! the Lord is come;

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Let earth receive her King;

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

Let every heart

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

prepare him room,

We wish you a Merry Christmas

And heaven and nature sing,

and a Happy New Year.

JOY TO THE WORLD!

And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; Good tidings for Christmas

Joy to the Earth! the Saviour reigns;

and a Happy New Year.

Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods,

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

rocks, hills, and plains

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

Repeat the sounding joy,

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Repeat the sounding joy,

and a Happy New Year.

Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

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, Cran-Rosemerry Old Fashioned, to celebrate Holiday Cheer!

Blueprint Bar

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

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DPO with a

twist SAVE THE DATE! BLENDED BRASS MARCH 8 @ 7PM

DAZZLE JAZZ  930 LINCOLN 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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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 Carrie, Jessica, William, Ben, Dan, Claude and Rachel — CARRIE BEEDER

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Pop music of any

FIRST VIOLIN

kind — boy bands, Taylor Swift, etc.

Season with DPO: 2.5

Hometown: Seattle

Other Instruments: Viola, Cello

My First Musical Lesson Was… Piano -

Undergrad: Metropolitan State University

age 5

Music Performance and Music Education

Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hike

Day Job: Musician

with my family

Favorite Composer: Beethoven Hometown: Tucson, AZ Favorite thing to do in Denver: Gardening

WILLIAM COMBS

PRINCIPAL TROMBONE Season with DPO: 3

JESSICA CLARK

Other Instruments: Alto trombone, bass

CLARINET/ EB CLARINET

trombone, euphonium

Season with DPO: 3

Undergrad: Texas Tech University:

Undergrad: Music Education from

Bachelor of Music in Performance and

University of Michigan

Music Education

Master’s: Clarinet Performance from NYU

Master’s: University of Denver: Master of

Day Job: Mom

Music in Trombone Performance

Favorite Composer: Aaron Copland

Pursuing Doctoral: University of Colorado

Favorite Classical Piece: Appalachian

– Boulder: Doctorate of Musical Arts in

Spring

Trombone Performance and Pedagogy

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HT Day Job: Private Lessons in trumpet, trom-

Strange But True: Didn’t see snow until I

bone and tuba

was 18.

Strange But True: I have been on stage and

Loves To Hate: Treble Clef

backstage with Penn & Teller in Las Vegas

Favorite Composer: Dvorak

Pop Culture Obsession: Doctor Who and

Favorite Classical Piece: Egmont Overture

Joss Whedon

Hometown: San Francisco

Favorite Composer: Brahms, or Mahler…

My First Musical Lesson Was… on the

all of them…

piano.

Favorite Classical Piece: Wagner: Tristan

I Wish I Was… a little bit taller

und Isolde

Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hike

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Sara Bareilles Hometown: Lubbock, TX My First Musical Lesson Was… 8th grade

DAN MORRIS

BASS TROMBONE Season with DPO: 7

BEN LUEY

Other Instruments: Tuba

VIOLA

Undergrad: Colorado Mesa University, BA

Season with DPO: 10

in Music Performance

Undergrad: B.A. Physics, Carleton College

Day Job: Carpenter

Master’s: M.S. Physics, University of

Favorite Composer: Mahler

Colorado – Boulder

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Maroon 5

Day Job: Staff Scientist

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CLAUDE WILBUR

RACHEL YANOVITCH

CLARINET

CELLO

Season with DPO: At least 8

Season with DPO: 3

Other Instruments: Bass clarinet

Other Instruments: Piano, Guitar

Undergrad: Chapmen University BM

Day Job: Dental Scheduling Coordinator

Master’s: Michigan State MM

Strange But True: The second of nine chil-

Day Job: Software engineer

dren… and yes, we were homeschooled.

Loves To Hate: Ideologue

Loves To Hate: Shoveling snow

Pop Culture Obsession: Star Trek

Hates To Love: Baking and sweets

Favorite Composer: Bach

(…pumpkin fudge)

Favorite Classical Piece: Whatever I’m

Favorite Composer: Brahms

currently studying

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Justin Bieber

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Beach Boys

Birthplace: New London, CT

My First Musical Lesson Was… piano

My First Musical Lesson Was… 5 years

I Wish I Was… going to live long enough

old, at the piano with my dad.

to learn everything

I Wish I Was… A travel photographer!

Celebrity Look Alike: Pillsbury Dough Boy

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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

Anonymous

CONCERTMASTER CIRCLE

Anonymous Sharon Adams & John Bardeen

($2,500–$4,999)

Barefoot PR

Hugh Pitcher & Linda Lebsack

Fred Beisser

Don & Bonnie Walls

Kimberly & James Brody in memory of Carol Brody

MUSICIAN CIRCLE

Raymonda L. Burgman

($1,000–$2,499)

Daniel R. Burns & Lorraine Diaz

Willard & Margaret Brown

Larry Chan, in memory of Roy Henry Stahlgren M.D.

German American Chamber of Commerce & German Cultural Foundation

Robert Cleve

Sarah & Matt Hogan

Mike & Jonna Fitzgerald

Jon Olafson

Stephen & Elizabeth Gannon

Wallace Orr

Stephanie Gillman Eleanor Glover

PATRON

Judy & Ed Hagerman

($500–$999)

Rebecca Harris

Anonymous

Karin Hensel

Patricia Aronstein

Brian Hillyard

CoBank

Kelli & Geoff Hirsch

Dan & Steph Lagerborg

Hank Innerfeld

U.S. Bank Foundation

Annie Laury

Katherine & Ben Vagher

Matt & Allison Lausten

BENEFACTOR

Dana Houghland & William McCune Michael & Patricia Meaux

($300–$499)

Callista & Patrick Medland

Russell Klein

Carolyn & Gary Medland

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CONTRIBUTOR (CONT).

FRIEND (CONT).

Rand & Barb Moritzky in honor of Rebecca Moritzky

Jennifer Heglin

Judy Morton

Ms. Surilda Hudson

Tenley Mueller Kathleen Porter Claude & Laurie Pupkin Liza Ranftle & Richard Casson Robert J. Smith Cori Streetman Mike & Amanda Tine Naioma Walberg Gary Wooley

FRIEND (UP TO $99) Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Linda Adams Penny Alles Amazon Smile Foundation Larry Armstrong & Carol Farnsworth Tamara Arredondo Meredith Badler

Michael Hoffman Jonathan Icasas Marty & Stan Jewell Mande Knowles Catherine & Ted Lanzano Ligature Creative Group James McCall Matt Meier & David Sherman Dorothy L. Nelson Alyssa Oland Roger Powell Lesley Reeder Robert Rynerson Jessica Sanderson Karin Schantz Miles Snyder Cori & Tyler Streetman Kira van Lil

GOLD PARTNERS David Sherman Creative Ligature Creative Group

Delon Beckett

COPPER PARTNERS

Phil Pearlman & Betty Bona

Access

Jeanine Branting

Cottrell Printing Company, Inc.

Vincent, Eric, Rachel Brindisi

Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC

Brio Gold, Inc.

Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist

Paul Callahan

The Pillar of Fire Church

Robert Collins

Safeway

John Dowling Genna & Torin

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Terri Gonzales

New Genesis, Inc.

Lori Hanson

Purple Door Coffee Ursula Brewery

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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

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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.

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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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FEBRUARY 10, 2017

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