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HOPELESS ROMANTICS LAWRENCE GOLAN, CONDUCTOR & VIOLIN SCOTT Oâ€™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.
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
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
WHEN IN ROME
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
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
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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 Universityâ€™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. â€‚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.
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.
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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Binge-watch all episodes of our webseries “Playing Out” taking musicians out on the town performing in and around Denver at YouTube.com/DenverPhilharmonic. See pianist Fei-Fei Dong play Gershwin on
“Playing Out” is created in part by Emmy
a 16th Street Mall piano, Music Director
Award-winning local filmmaker David
Lawrence Golan on violin at the Botanic
Sherman. David specializes in arts market-
Gardens, cellist Jay Campbell perform
ing, media literacy and education.
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, climb inside Central Presbyterians’
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OUR MUSICIANS MUSIC DIRECTOR
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
String musicians are listed in alphabetical order 18
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Colton Kelly, principal Zach Antonio Lucy Bauer Josh Filley Taryn Galow
Ken Greenwald, principal Stephen McCarty
Carolyn Kunicki, acting principal Jeanine Branting Kelli Hirsch Robyn Chauvin
Aaron Wille, principal Catherine Ricca Lanzano
Ryan Spencer, principal Ariel Van Dam
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
OUR TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
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DENVER PHILHARMONIC FOUNDATION BOARD Keith Fisher Allison Lausten Roger Powell
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Valerie Clausen
PERSONNEL MANAGER Annie Laury
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER Amy Anderson
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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
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
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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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
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.
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
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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PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT
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
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.
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
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
Strange But True: I have played compet-
Loves To Hate: The University of Missouri
itive pool in Las Vegas and have been
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
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
Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas
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
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
Hates To Love: Good beer
Favorite Composer: Sergi Prokofiev and
Season with DPO: 3
Undergrad: University of North Carolina
Musical Guilty Pleasure: Any opportunity
School of the Arts, BM Flute Performance
Master’s: University of Colorado Boulder,
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
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
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?
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We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, businesses and corporations. ORCHESTRA CIRCLE
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
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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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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