Denver Philharmonic Orchestra: Blinded By The Light
Place & Time
Antonia Brico Stage, Central Presbyterian Church
Denver CO USA
October 7, 2022
7:30 PM

Blinded by the Light
Lawrence Golan, Music Director
Rony Barrak, Darbouka

John Stafford SMITH The Star-Spangled Banner
Lawrence GOLAN Fantasia for Orchestra (Colorado Premiere)
Rony BARRAK Beirut Sensations
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

A Tchaikovsky Triumph

Our 75th season dawns with the Colorado premiere of Lawrence Golan’s Fantasia for Orchestra, a brooding-turned-bright composition originally written for violin that finds new life in the DPO Music Director’s quarantine re-orchestration. Lebanese musician Rony Barrak dazzles on the darbouka, or goblet drum, in his dramatic Middle Eastern composition, Beirut Sensations. The premiere concludes with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s victory over self-doubt when inspiration finally struck like a bolt of lightning, culminating in his lustrous Symphony No. 5.

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