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2015–16 season.


come together. FOR 67 YEARS MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY have gathered with family and friends to immerse themselves in an ongoing collaboration with dozens of talented artists. Our upcoming 68th season brings a variety of works—from familiar symphonic hits of the 18th to 21st centuries to new compositions, including a Colorado premiere! More than half of our talented guest and solo artists are Denver locals, including S. Mordecai Fuhrman, Sydney Harper, Scott O’Neil, Aaron Wille, DPO Music Director and violinist Lawrence Golan and a collaboration with Kyle Fleming and the Colorado Repertory Singers. National artists include cellist Jay Campbell and pianist Steven Lin. Right: From Russia With Love, February 2015


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“there’s an infectious From Russia With Love, February 2015


n s joy.”

— DPO Patron Survey, Summer 2015

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october 2 nature’s re THE FIRST FRIDAY IN OCTOBER takes you on a backcountry adventure with Nature’s Realm on October 2. After wowing audiences last season with his rendition of “Winter,” Maestro Golan picks up his violin again to perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Autumn.” The orchestra performs Jean Sibelius’ famous Fifth Symphony, inspired by a beautiful flock of swans in flight. In Nature’s Realm reflects Antonín Dvorˇák’s profound love of the countryside, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy-Overture The Tempest depicts a ship at sea caught in a storm.

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ealm LAWRENCE GOLAN

conductor and violin VIVALDI

“Autumn” from The Four Seasons ˇ ÁK DVOR

In Nature’s Realm TCHAIKOVSKY

The Tempest; Fantasy-Overture, Op. 18 SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 5

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november 2 inextinguis NOVEMBER 20, “ADVENTUROUS CELLIST” (New York Times) Jay Campbell performs Edward Elgar’s cello concerto, written in the ashes of the first World War. The great cellist Jacqueline DuPre’s memory endures due to her legendary recording of this concerto. The evening also features Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony “Inextinguishable” which represents the will to live, and the Colorado premiere of Dan Locklair’s Phoenix for Orchestra.

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20 shable LAWRENCE GOLAN

conductor

JAY CAMPBELL cello

LOCKLAIR

Phoenix for Orchestra (Colorado Premiere) ELGAR

Cello Concerto NIELSEN

Symphony No. 4 “Inextinguishable”

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december 19 holiday che AN ANNUAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY TRADITION, Holiday Cheer! on December 19 has a little something for everyone. Kyle Fleming and the Colorado Repertory Singers again join the Denver Philharmonic for a second artistic collaboration. Soprano Sydney Harper sings your holiday favorites and a world premiere arranged by guest conductor and former Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Scott O’Neil.

Central Presbyterian @ 7:30pm 1660 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203


9 eer! SCOTT O’NEIL

guest conductor

SYDNEY HARPER

soprano

and featuring

COLORADO REPERTORY SINGERS CORELLI

Excerpts from “Christmas Concerto” HANDEL

Selections from Messiah TCHAIKOVSKY

Selections from The Nutcracker AND MORE OF YOUR HOLIDAY FAVORITES INCLUDING OUR ANNUAL HOLLY JOLLY SING-ALONG! VIEW THE FULL REPERTOIRE AT DENVERPHILHARMONIC.ORG DENVERPHILHARMONIC.ORG


february 19 smash hits! THREE POPULAR SYMPHONIC MASTERPIECES grace the stage February 19 at Smash Hits! Pianist Steven Lin, praised for his “sparkling virtuosity” (The Washington Post), joins the DPO for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s exciting and romantic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert opens with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, one of the most iconic symphonies in history, and ends with Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, from the ballet based on the Russian legend of the Firebird.

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9 ! LAWRENCE GOLAN

conductor

STEVEN LIN piano

MOZART

Symphony No. 40 in G Minor RACHMANINOFF

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini STRAVINSKY

The Firebird Suite

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april 8 the one rin OUR APRIL 8 MUSICAL JOURNEY begins with Les FrancsJuges, Hector Berlioz’s medieval musical tale of triumph over judicial tyranny. DPO principal flute Aaron Wille leads you into the world of Ernest Bloch’s lyrical Suite Modale. The evening concludes with Johan De Meij’s epic Lord of the Rings Symphony based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. DPO Associate Conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman conducts The One Ring.

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FEATURING the lord of the rings symphony S. MORDECAI FUHRMAN

guest conductor

AARON WILLE flute

BERLIOZ

Les Franc-Juges (Judges of the Secret Court) BLOCH

Suite Modale DE MEIJ, ORCH. VLIEGER

Symphony No. 1 “Lord of the Rings”

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june 3 eurotrip PACK YOUR PASSPORTS for the season finale Eurotrip on June 3. Travel across the pond on a musical tour of the European continent. First stop — France! Enjoy César Franck’s ever-popular Symphony in D Minor and George Gershwin’s lyrical jazz number An American in Paris. Sail down the Vltava River through the meadows of Bohemia with Czech composer Bedrˇich Smetana’s The Moldau. Waltz into Vienna with Johann Strauss, Jr.’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube and Fritz Kreisler’s Liebesleid. Our trip ends in Eastern Europe with the Hungarian folksong Czárdás by Vittorio Monti.


LAWRENCE GOLAN

conductor and violin FRANCK

Symphony in D Minor GERSHWIN, ARR. WHITNEY

An American in Paris Suite SMETANA

The Moldau STRAUSS JR.

On the Beautiful Blue Danube KREISLER, ARR. MCALISTER

Liebesleid MONTI

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“EACH CONCE JUST A CONC BUT A NEW E Food Truck Tailgate, Revolution!, October 2014


ERT IS NOT CERT EVENT.”

— DPO Patron Survey, Summer 2015

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more than music. IN ADDITION TO AN EVENING OF GREAT MUSIC, we host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. Here’s a taste of what’s in store for this season: Nature hike with DPO board president Jon Olafson, two food truck tailgates, pre-concert chats for every performance with associate conductor S. Mordecai Fuhrman, post-concert receptions, DYAO ensemble prelude, bake sale, instrument petting zoo, Gandalf selfie corner and more!

Right: Paper Airplane Throwing Contest, Planes Trains & Automobiles, May 2015


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From Russia With Love, February 2015


save 50 ? heck yeah. %

A SEASON PASS gives you more music for less cash. Season pass holders receive a ticket to each performance in our six-concert series. And the best part? You’ll save 50% off the full ticket price. Our concerts usually sell out — with a season pass you are always guaranteed a ticket. Available online until October 2 at denverphilharmonic.org or call 303.653.2407.

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“I love Expo family to t an afforda — DPO Patron Survey, Summer 2015

Instrument Petting Zoo, April 2014


osing my the arts in dable way.” DENVERPHILHARMONIC.ORG


dpo with a INTRODUCING CLASSICAL MUSIC ON THE ROCKS. We’ve partnered with local club Dazzle Jazz to present an exclusive underground concert series, DPO With a Twist. Enjoy small ensembles over dinner and drinks at Dazzle’s intimate venue on 9th and Lincoln. Seating is limited, so visit denverphilharmonic.org often for ticketing announcements and updates. Season pass holders have special access to pre-sale tickets for this unique live music experience that is sure to quickly sell out.

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twist KATHERINE THAYER & DAVID WALLACE

artistic advisors

FALL  OCTOBER 22 @ 7:00PM

Strings Straight Up WINTER  MARCH 2, 2016

Blended Brass SPRING  APRIL 27, 2016

Mixed Drink

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we need your help. 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 CONTRIBUTION

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in memory of a loved one.

The DPO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributors are recognized in each concert program. Thank you!


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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Season Brochure 2015–16  

Our upcoming 68th season brings a variety of works—from familiar symphonic hits of the 18th to 21st centuries to new compositions, including...

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