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Our Dearest Supporters and Music Lovers,

Welcome to the electrifying launch of our 76th season with a vibrant exclamation – ¡Fiesta! We are thrilled to have you here, and the energy in the room tonight is nothing short of exhilarating.

Tonight, we embark on a musical journey that celebrates the rich tapestry of Mexican culture through the works of various talented artists. From the fiery rhythms of Márquez's "Conga del Fuego Nuevo" to the soul-stirring melodies of Rodríguez's "Mosaico Mexicano," this evening promises to sweep you off your feet with vibrant melodies and passionate beats. Maestro Lawrence Golan, who is not only our conductor but also a phenomenal violinist, will lead the orchestra, and we are honored to have the remarkable pianist and "el alma de la fiesta," Fabio Witkowski, joining us all the way from Connecticut. By the end of the night, you may find yourself asking your neighbor, "¿Quieres bailar?"

But before we dive into the ¡Fiesta!, I'd like to take a moment to express our gratitude for your generous support. Our recent fall fundraiser, Oktoberfest at Diebolt Brewing Company, was a tremendous success thanks to the contributions of our dedicated supporters. If you missed the event, don't worry – you can still savor a piece of the action by purchasing our limited-edition collaboration beer, available in the lobby. Grab yours before it disappears!

Tonight, we are thrilled to announce our monthly donation program, the 75 Society. Named in honor of our 75th season, which marked our enduring legacy, the 75 Society allows you to continue supporting the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and our mission. For just $7.50 a month, you can become a member of this exclusive society and enjoy the bragging rights that come with it. Additional perks and benefits await those who choose to give at higher levels.

And for those of you who are eager to experience the magic of our upcoming season, season tickets are still available for purchase - you haven't missed out! You can still enjoy the rest of the season as a subscriber with a discount of up to 30%.

As we look ahead to the rest of the season and many years to come, we promise you more captivating performances, more unforgettable moments, and more of the music that fills our hearts with joy. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and savor the sounds of ¡Fiesta! as we kick off this extraordinary 76th season.

Thank you for being a part of our musical journey, and enjoy the concert! ¡Viva la música!

Roger Haak, Executive Director

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Contributions from donors make up 38% of our revenue and have helped sustain Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for over 75 years. Your donation helps pay for items such as sheet music, musicians & guest artists, free kids tickets, More Than Music programs, and so much more.

Make a one-time gift, or become a sustaining member of 75 Society for as little as $7.50 a month. All donations receive a federal tax receipt.

75 Society - Sustained Giving

Named in honor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th year of providing musical experiences to the Mile High City. Through special activities and access to VIP Patron Services, the 75 Society honors its members by enhancing their appreciation of music and their sense of belonging to the DPO family. Funds raised through this giving society directly support our mission of reimagining the classical music experience for our entire community.

75 Society Members receive:

  • Recognition in our program and on our website (if desired)
  • A unique, exclusive lapel pin
  • Drink voucher for each concert
  • Intermission mingle with the Executive Director and Board Members
  • An open invitation to rehearsals
  • Certain levels of giving will provide
    • Tickets to fundraising events (i.e. Oktoberfest, Season Announce)
    • An invitation to an annual luncheon with our Music Director and Executive Director

Click here to join the 75 Society and set up your monthly donation!

Tonight's Music

Friday, September 29, 2023

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

Lawrence Golan, conductor

John Safford Smith

The Star Spangled Banner

Dmitri Shostakovich

Festive Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No. 1



Manuel Ponce


Arturo Márquez

Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Conga of the New Fire)

Arturo Márquez

En Saga Danzón No. 9

Arturo Rodríguez

Mosaico Mexicano

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