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FEBRUARY 10, 2017

HOPELESS ROMANTICS LAWRENCE GOLAN, CONDUCTOR & VIOLIN SCOTT O’NEIL, GUEST CONDUCTOR MATTHEW ZALKIND, CELLO BRAHM S

Double Concerto for Violin & Cello TC HAI KOVS KY

Symphony No. 4


XOXO Welcome dear friends, it’s lovely to see you Sit and relax, leave your stress at our door. First up tonight, a concerto for two, Finale’s Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Four. Perhaps you’re out with your partner of years Their hand in your hand; their heart in your heart. Or with old pals or new musical peers; Maybe solo — or with kids who take part. This could be a date with one who ‘swiped right’ — No need to be nervous, nothing to fear We’ll set a sweet mood with music tonight Our hearts overflow because you are here. Cheers to a feeling we hope never ends We celebrate love surrounded by friends.

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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”

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

APRIL 7, 2017

PROST!

Mark Mast, guest conductor Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet WEBER   Overture to Der Freischütz WEBER   Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor BACH   Ein feste Burg BACH   Jesus, joy of man’s desiring HINDEMITH   Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber

MAY 25, 2017

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DECEMBER 16, 2016

Lawrence Golan, conductor Wei Luo, piano

Marc Moncusí, guest conductor Christiana McMullen, soprano

TCHAIKOVSKY   Capriccio italien

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

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

Lawrence Golan, conductor & violin Scott O’Neil, guest conductor Matthew Zalkind, cello Double Concerto in a minor, op. 102 Allegro Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Andante Vivace non troppo Featuring Lawrence Golan, violin and Matthew Zalkind, cello

∙ 20-MINUTE INTERMISSION ∙ Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in f, op. 36 (1840 – 1893)  Andante sostenuto – Moderato con anima – Moderato assai, quasi Andante – Molto più mosso Andantino in modo di canzona Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato – allegro Finale. Allegro con fuoco.

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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


SCOTT O’NEIL GUEST CONDUCTOR Scott O’Neil is the former Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony after a nine-year tenure, and he is embarking on a project with Colorado Public Radio Classical (88.1 FM) to create radio and online programs to bring classical music to a wider audience. He served as associate conductor for the Utah Symphony from 2000–2006, and resident conductor of the Colorado Symphony from 2006–2015. Scott has guest conducted the Houston Symphony, Houston Youth Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic, Portland Symphony (Maine), the Lubbock Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Salt Lake Symphony, the Boulder Philharmonic, the Denver Philharmonic, and the Columbus Symphony and Toledo Symphony in Ohio. Scott studied piano performance at the Oberlin College Conservatory, served as the assistant conductor of the Eastman School Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras at the Eastman School of Music and earned a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting at Rice University, where he was the director of the Campanile Orchestra, a community/university orchestra. Besides his work on the podium and on air, Scott has provided arrangements and orchestrations for artists, such as Ingrid Michaelson, Eileen Ivers and Bela Fleck. Scott remains active in engaging audiences through his radio programming, one-man shows at the piano, as well as with the Rosetta Music Society, which he founded. His TED Talk on creating meaning in music, using his original composition, composed for Arrow Electronics, can be seen on YouTube.

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MATTHEW ZALKIND CELLO Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone” by The New York Times, American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. Matthew was awarded First Prize in the Washington International Competition, as well as top prizes in the Beijing International Cello Competition, Korea’s Isang Yun Gyeongnam International Competition and the Juilliard School Competition. He also won distinction as the top-ranked American and one of the final eight concerto semi-finalists in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. As a soloist, Matthew has performed concerti with such organizations as the Moscow Chamber Players, the Albany Symphony, the Hongzhou Philharmonic, the Utah Symphony, the Tongyeong International Music Festival Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra and the Juilliard Symphony Orchestra. Matthew has performed concerti with conductors Ludovic Morlot, Thierry Fischer, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Alan Miller and several others. Matthew has given recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City, UT, the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow, Russia, The Dame Myra Hess series in Chicago, The Juilliard School in New York, the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater in Washington, DC and the Beijing Concert Hall in Beijing, China.

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An active chamber musician, Matthew has participated in numerous music festivals, including Marlboro and “Musicians from Marlboro” tours, Music from Angel Fire, Olympic Music Festival, Innsbrook Institute, Twickenham Festival, and Ravinia’s “Steans Institute.” Matthew has performed chamber music at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, New York’s Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a member of the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet, Matthew toured internationally with jazz legends Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea and Gary Burton. Matthew has a strong interest in teaching and outreach. He was awarded a Gluck Community Service Fellowship at The Juilliard School for four years, performing concerts at treatment facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Matthew is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. A Salt Lake City native, Matthew’s primary mentors included Richard Hoyt, Pegsoon Whang, Timothy Eddy, Richard Aaron, and Hans Jørgen Jensen. Matthew has Bachelors and Masters degrees from Juilliard, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. Matthew plays on a rare Italian cello made by Florentine Maker Luigi Piatellini in 1760.

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HISHAM BRAVO GROOVER ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

Get out your phone and tweet along with me

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.

@denverphilorch! Ask

Hisham graduated from The University of Iowa with a Masters in

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Orchestral Conducting studying under Dr. William LaRue Jones.

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In Iowa, he conducted various university ensembles, including

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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

read our tweets (just visit twitter.com/

the music to the pros.

DenverPhilOrch), but if you’d like to

• ALL THUMBS Tweet tweet tweet all the night through, but remember, no talking during the concert.

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OUR MUSICIANS MUSIC DIRECTOR

SECOND VIOLIN

Lawrence Golan

Yiran Li, principal Niccolo Werner Casewit Christina Colalancia Erica Getz Miki Heine Annie Laury Callista Medland Wendy Montenegro Roger Powell Anne Silvas Albert Ting

GUEST CONDUCTOR Scott O’Neil

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR Hisham Bravo Groover

FIRST VIOLIN Katherine Thayer, concertmaster Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster Melissa Barru Carrie Beeder Rachel Bradford Barbara Casanova Matthew Grove Thomas Jatko Lubia Montenegro Kristine Pordesimo Emmy Reid Beth Schoening Elizabeth Wall

VIOLA Samantha Wilson, principal Naomi Croghan Lori Hanson Ben Luey Travis Rollins

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

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DOUBLE BASS

BASSOON

Colton Kelly, principal Zach Antonio Lucy Bauer Josh Filley Taryn Galow

Ken Greenwald, principal Stephen McCarty

HORN

FLUTE

Carolyn Kunicki, acting principal Jeanine Branting Kelli Hirsch Robyn Chauvin

Aaron Wille, principal Catherine Ricca Lanzano

TRUMPET

PICCOLO

Ryan Spencer, principal Ariel Van Dam

Whitney Kelley

OBOE Kimberly Brody, principal Loren Meaux, assistant principal

CLARINET Kwami Barnett, principal Claude Wilbur

BASS CLARINET Claude Wilbur

TROMBONE William Combs, principal Wallace Orr

BASS TROMBONE Daniel Morris

TUBA Darren DeLaup

TIMPANI Steve Bulota, principal

PERCUSSION Colin Constance Ross Coons Ani Gyulamiryan

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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 Keith Fisher Allison Lausten Roger Powell

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Valerie Clausen

PERSONNEL MANAGER Annie Laury

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER Amy Anderson

STAGE Taryn Galow, co-manager Loren Meaux, co-manager New Genesis Transitional Community for the Homeless

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FEBRUARY 10 • HOPELESS ROMANTICS by BETSY SCHWARM

Double Concerto in a minor, op. 102 Johannes Brahms  (1833 – 1897) Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for violin and cello was his final composition using the orchestra. Dating from 1887, it followed his fourth and final symphony by two years. In Brahms’ own generation, it was unusual for a concerto to have more than a single soloist, though in the works of his greatest Handsome and baby-

predecessors — particularly Bach, Mozart and Beethoven —

faced as a young

there was plenty of precedent. Brahms was, for his time, one of

man, by the time of

the old guard, a fact that may have influenced his decision to

the Double Concerto,

recapture on older musical genre. However, more to the point,

Brahms had grown his

he had two professional friends whom he felt he owed concer-

iconic and impressive

tos, and likely thought to kill two birds with one stone.

beard. Duration: 32 minutes

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To cellist Robert Hausmann, Brahms had

descending three-note motif in the

long since promised a solo concerto, but

orchestra — the work makes a powerful

had never gotten around to writing such

statement that continues throughout

a work. Also, he had recently had a falling

its half-hour length. In each of the three

out with his longtime colleague, the violin-

movements, there is an opening phrase

ist Joseph Joachim, who felt that Brahms

that becomes the major melodic material

had sided with Joachim’s ex-wife during

for that movement, ever reappearing in

their recent divorce proceedings. Through

varied bits and pieces, growing and ex-

the balm of one composition, Brahms

panding in new directions.

hoped to soothe three souls: Joachim’s, Hausmann’s, and his own. The new concerto premiered in Cologne October 18, 1887 with Brahms conducting and Joachim and Hausmann as the soloists. From its opening moments — a strong,

Often, fragments of melodies begin with one soloist before moving to the other, until finally both are playing at once with orchestral support. That the cello is usually the soloist to go first may not reflect favoritism on Brahms’ part; rather, the darker,

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weightier tone of the cello may have bet-

and eighth notes that prances effusively

ter served a wish of starting each new idea

along. More flowing themes appear for

with authority.

contrast, though that opening dance

As a balm after the storms of the first

theme continues as the main idea.

movement, the second movement is a

The Double Concerto may have begun in

gentle romance in mood, its phrases rising

a minor key, but Brahms is clearly deter-

and falling like sweet sighs.

mined that it will end in high spirits, as a

For the finale, Brahms opens with a lively, danceable melody of alternating quarter

concerto to combine the efforts of three longtime friends perhaps ought to do.

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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, February 19 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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Symphony no. 4 in f, op. 36 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  (1840 – 1893) For Peter Tchaikovsky, 1877 was a year of turmoil. His career and his finances were in fine shape; it was his personal life that had fallen into disarray. A former student of the composer had become deeply infatuated with him, and swore that, if he did not marry her, she would take her life. Concerned for the young lady’s well-being and Not yet 40 when he composed his Symphony no. 4, Tchaikovsky preferred a trim and tidy beard, though that worried expression seems

believing that having a wife in his possession would be useful social camouflage, Tchaikovsky agreed to the marriage, which took place in the summer. His nervous breakdown came in the fall, at which point his doctors recommended that he never see the young woman

suitable for a symphony

again. Soon, the composer and his brother Anatoly had left

about fate.

Russia for Switzerland in hope of finding solace for poor Peter’s battered spirit.

Duration: 44 minutes

As so often happened, Tchaikovsky sought consolation in composition, plunging back into his sketches for the opera Eugene Onegin, and beginning the orchestration of his new symphony, the fourth of what would ultimately be six works in the genre.

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He completed the new symphony on

In the third movement Scherzo, he

Christmas Day, by the old style Russian

imagined what he called “fleeting images

calendar, in 1877 (January 7, 1878 by the

that pass through the imagination when

Western calendar), and it premiered in

one has begun to drink a little wine.”

Moscow that same winter.

Apparently, he thought those images were best illustrated by a short but fiendishly

The symphony bears no descriptive subti-

complicated piccolo solo.

tle, but might well have been nicknamed the “Fate Symphony.” In a detailed letter

The fourth movement holds Tchaikovsky’s

to his patroness Madame Nadezhda

prescription for happiness: ”If you cannot

von Meck, the composer states that the

find reasons for happiness in yourself, look

ominous opening theme for horns and

at others. Get out among the people …

bassoons represents fate hanging over

Oh, how gay they are! … Life is bearable

one’s head like the sword of Damocles.

after all.”

This all-consuming gloom devours the few, brief glimpses of happiness, appearing mostly in the form of waltz themes.

The people, it seems, he viewed as best represented by bold and surging themes for the full orchestra with frequent crashes

The song-like second movement, lyrical

of cymbals; a brief reappearance of the

oboe theme passing to the strings for

Fate theme is promptly dismissed by effu-

expansion, is, according to Tchaikovsky,

sive drama charging into the final chords.

expressive of the melancholy felt at the

In all, the symphony is a spiritual journey

end of a weary day.

from gloom to melancholy to slow recovery to life-affirming energy.

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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 Rachel, Colin, Darren, Whitney and Loren — RACHEL BRADFORD

VIOLIN

Master’s: Colorado State University: Percussion Performance

Season with DPO: 9

Day Job: High School Director of

Day Job: Corporate Tax Planning &

Percussion & Freelance Percussion/Drum

International Transfer Pricing

Set Performer

Strange But True: I have played compet-

Loves To Hate: The University of Missouri

itive pool in Las Vegas and have been

Tigers

featured in Billiards magazine.

Hates To Love: Kansas Jayhawk Football

Hates To Love: Lifetime Movies

Pop Culture Obsession: Fantasy Football

Favorite Classical Piece: Shostakovich’s

& Sports Pick ’Em Leagues

String Quartet No. 8, Tchaikovsky’s 4th

Favorite Composer: Peter Ilych

symphony, or any one of the Prokofiev

Tchaikovsky

ballets.

Favorite Classical Piece: Gustav Holst’s

Musical Guilty Pleasure: 1990s hip hop. Don’t judge!

“The Planets” Musical Guilty Pleasure: I Often Listen To Country Music While Driving

COLIN CONSTANCE

Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas

PERCUSSION

My First Musical Lesson Was… Group

Season with DPO: 4

Piano Lessons When I Was 7 Years Old

Undergrad: University of Kansas – Music

I Wish I Was… A superhero whose special

Education

power was immaculate time & rhythm.

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HT DARREN DELAUP PRINCIPAL TUBA

for improvisation Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana.

Season with DPO: 4

My First Musical Lesson Was… 4th grade

Other Instruments: All other brass

on trumpet circa 1980?

Undergrad: University of New Orleans

Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Camp,

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

hike, drink Colorado beer

Master’s: University of North Texas Master

Celebrity Look Alike: In my younger/thin-

of Music in Performance

ner days I was told Tom Cruise, now more

Day Job: Director of Instrumental Music at

like Tom Selleck

Mountain Vista High School Loves To Hate: Politics

WHITNEY KELLEY

Hates To Love: Good beer

PICCOLO/FLUTE

Favorite Composer: Sergi Prokofiev and

Season with DPO: 3

Anton Bruckner

Undergrad: University of North Carolina

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Any opportunity

School of the Arts, BM Flute Performance

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Master’s: University of Colorado Boulder,

LOREN MEAUX

Doctoral: University of Colorado Boulder,

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OBOE/ ENGLISH HORN

DMA Flute Performance and Pedagogy

Season with DPO: 16

Day Job: Private Flute Teacher, Arts

Other Instruments: There are other

MM Flute Performance and Pedagogy

Administration

instruments?

Strange But True: 13 is my lucky number

Undergrad: Bachelor of Oboe

Pop Culture Obsession: Chip and Joanna

Performance from University of Northern

Gaines on Fixer Upper

Colorado

Favorite Composer: Brahms

Master’s: Nope, don’t need that much debt

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Irish Music

Doctoral: Certainly not

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee

Day Job: IT Analyst for Denver Health

My First Musical Lesson Was… When I

Pop Culture Obsession: Nerd culture

was four years old

Favorite Composer: Respighi

Favorite thing to do in Colorado: Hiking

Favorite Classical Piece: Too many to list

in the Indian Peaks Wilderness

Musical Guilty Pleasure: Scissor Sisters

THE BABY DANCE What’s your next step?

MAR 30 – APR 23, 2017

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Music sounds better when you know more. Listen, study, enjoy—with CPR Classical.

“Music Forward” Saturdays at 7 p.m. on CPR Classical Explore music of the past century through musician interviews and discussion of Colorado’s contemporary performances.

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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

BENEFACTOR

($20,000+)

($300–$499)

Valerie & Gilmour Clausen

Jerry Brindisi Janice Burley Russell Klein Lisa Peloso & Vik Patel

CONCERTMASTER CIRCLE ($2,500–$4,999) German American Chamber of Commerce Hugh Pitcher & Linda Lebsack Don & Bonnie Walls

MUSICIAN CIRCLE ($1,000–$2,499) Willard & Margaret Brown German American Chamber of Commerce & German Cultural Foundation Sarah & Matt Hogan Jon Olafson Wallace Orr John & Carol Tate

PATRON ($500–$999) Anonymous Patricia Aronstein Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, on behalf of Tenley Oldak CoBank Dan & Steph Lagerborg U.S. Bank Foundation Katherine & Ben Vagher Matt Meier & David Sherman

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CONTRIBUTOR ($100–$299) Kathleen Agnes Anonymous (2) Sharon Adams & John Bardeen Barefoot PR Fred Beisser Kimberly and James Brody, in memory of Carol Brody Raymonda L. Burgman Daniel R. Burns & Lorraine Diaz Larry Chan, in memory of Roy Henry Stahlgren MD Robert Cleve Mike and Jonna Fitzgerald Stephen and Elizabeth Gannon Stephanie Gillman Eleanor Glover Judy & Ed Hagerman Rebecca Harris Karin Hensel Brian Hillyard Kelli & Geoff Hirsch Hank Innerfeld Jake & Lok Jacobi Annie Laury 16–17 

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CONTRIBUTOR (CONT.)

FRIEND (CONT.)

Matt & Allison Lausten Dana Houghland & William McCune Michael & Patricia Meaux Callista and Patrick Medland Carolyn & Gary Medland Claudia Miller Rand and Barb Moritzky, in honor of Rebecca Moritzky Judy Morton Tenley Mueller Kathleen Porter Claude and Laurie Pupkin Liza Ranftle & Richard Casson Barbara Schlein Robert J. Smith Cori Streetman Carolyn, Mark, Diana & Ryan Stutzman Mike & Amanda Tine Naioma Walberg Gary Wooley

Lori Hanson Jennifer Heglin Michael Hoffman Ms. Surilda Hudson Jonathan Icasas Marty & Stan Jewell Mande Knowles Catherine & Ted Lanzano Matthew Lemay James McCall Susan McGinley Dorothy L. Nelson Alyssa Oland Roger Powell Lesley Reeder Robert Rynerson Jessica Sanderson Karin Schantz Miles Snyder Cori & Tyler Streetman Kira van Lil

FRIEND (UP TO $99) Anonymous (4) Linda Adams Penny Alles Amazon Smile Foundation Larry Armstrong & Carol Farnsworth Tamara Arredondo Meredith Badler Delon Beckett Phil Pearlman & Betty Bona Jeanine Branting Vincent, Eric, Rachel Brindisi Brio Gold, Inc. Paul Callahan Robert Collins John Dowling Genna and Torin Terri Gonzales

GOLD PARTNERS ($10,000+) David Sherman Creative Ligature Creative Group

COPPER PARTNERS ($1,000–$4,999) Access Cottrell Printing Company, Inc. Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist The Pillar of Fire Church Safeway

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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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APRIL 7, 2017

PROST! RAISE A STEIN! April 7, Bavarian Philharmonic Music Director Mark Mast leads the all-German repertoire celebrating Germany’s musical and spiritual history. Following the foreboding and joyous overture to Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz, DU Professor of Clarinet Jeremy Reynolds performs Weber’s innovative and impressive Clarinet Concerto No. 1. Two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Lutheran chorales, Ein feste Burg and Jesus, joy of man’s desiring, celebrate 500 years of Reformation. And the evening concludes with Paul Hindemith’s contemporary Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber. Mark Mast, guest conductor Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet

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