San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday May 21, 2015
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
7:30 pm at KPOF Hall, 1340 Sherman St. 80203
Lawrence Golan, conductor
Fei-Fei Dong, piano
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Don’t blink, or you might miss our fast-paced May season finale, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine quickly accelerates into Gershwin’s classic locomotive jazz number, Rhapsody in Blue, featuring 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition finalist Fei-Fei Dong. The season crosses the finish line with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, which, at times, sounds like a maniacal machine off to the races.
MORE THAN MUSIC
Food Truck Tailgate, 5:30–7:15pm
Have you ever tailgated a symphony? Starting at 5:30pm in the parking lot on the south side of KPOF, enjoy food trucks Rolling Smoke BBQ, Mikes2Kitchen and Ba-NOM-a-NOM. Sorry friends, no booze at this family-friendly tailgate!
Pre-Concert Chat, 6:30pm
Join us for informal pre-concert chat sessions about the music you’ll be hearing hosted by DPO associate conductor Samuel Fuhrman. Pre-concert chats are free to all ticket holders.
Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts and prepare for take off at our paper airplane runway. The farthest flight could win a pair of 2015–16 season tickets!
Check out DPO Timpanist Steve Bulota’s 1950s American Flyer complete freight train set — from a smoking steam engine to the caboose!
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What are my parking options getting to the event?
Parking information, including a map of area parking lots, can be found in the "PLAN YOUR EVENING" section of our website.
How long will the concert last?
About 1:30 minutes, inlcuding intermission.
What should I wear? When should I clap? And other questions about attending the concert.
You'll find answers to these and other concert etiquette questions on our website in the "PLAN YOUR EVENING" section.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We scan tickets at the door, which really helps to help speed the entry process along. Bringing one of the following is strongly encouraged:
- Your printed ticket(s) (remember it's an attachedment to the email confirmation you receive)
- Your ticket(s) on your portable electronic device (cell phone, tablet, etc.)
- Your ticket(s) barecde on the Eventbrite app (try it, it's pretty nifty!)
If you forget your ticket in one of these three forms, don't panic! We can look you up the old fashioned way -- by finding your name on our list.
Is my ticket transferrable?
If you are unable to attend this concert, we'd be happy to exchange your tickets for a future 2014-2015 concert. Just email us at email@example.com and we'll email you the exchange tickets.
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Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
Lawrence Golan, Music Director