Devin Patrick Hughes

Devin Patrick Hughes,
Music Director and Conductor

Join us for the exciting 2016–2017 concert season — a year of Symphonic Sensations!

From the opening with Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony through to a fantastical end with Berlioz, you will experience a full spectrum of symphonic treasures throughout the year. You’ll notice new concert venues this season that are slightly smaller than our previous performance home. To ensure plenty of room for everyone, we are performing some of our most popular concerts twice so you can choose the date and venue that works best for you.

In March, we’ll present the winner of our 2016–2017 T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition, and later this summer, we will name a new Composer-in-Residence for the next two seasons. On Tuesday, August 9, I hope you will join us at South Suburban Christian Church for an open reading/rehearsal of the three finalist compositions. You’ll be able to have a voice in selecting our next composition competition winner.

We’re pleased to officially launch the Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra of AP members, which this season will feature our own concertmaster Tracy LaGuardia and principal violist Heidi Snyder as soloists in an intimate performance of Mendelssohn and Mozart.

As a special bonus, we are welcoming Rachel Knight back to Denver! You may recall Rachel’s magnificent performance of Ginastera’s Harp Concerto this past March as winner of last season’s concerto competition. She’ll be returning this November to present a solo harp recital – and season ticket holders can attend for free!

This year we are also opening our interactive Children’s Concert to patrons and families, in addition to school groups. The program, “The Classical Case of Mixed Emotion,” is a musical adventure geared towards children and entertaining for adults as well.

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