Meet Lucy

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Behind the Stands
Meet Lucy

Double-bassist Doctor Lucy Bauer is now in her 30th season with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra! Born and raised in England, Lucy began learning to play the cello at the age of 8, and later took up the bass at the age of 14. Coming from a large family, she found that learning the double bass was a way to be […]

Get to Know Pianist Wei Luo

Posted on May 24, 2017 in Behind the Stands
Get to Know Pianist Wei Luo

Equally intriguing were those moments when she took you so far inside the music that your ears left behind previous points of reference, partly because she immerses herself in the music with an intensity that borders on madness.” — Philadelphia Inquirer, October, 2015 Born in Shenzhen, China, Wei Luo began piano lessons at age 5, […]

Honoring Brico

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 in Behind the Stands, Features
Honoring Brico

Maestro Antonia Brico, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1902, moved to California with her foster parents at age 6 and endured a self-described miserable childhood. Though with talent and determination, Brico rose to the heights of the conducting world.   Wilhelmina Wolthius The maestro was born Antonia Brico but raised as Wilhelmina Wolthius. Suffering abuse […]

Meet David

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Behind the Stands
Meet David

Magic can exist in the simplest places. It’s a combination of imagination and a spark of curiosity—the kind saved only for creativity…that magic is what tells a compelling story. For freelance filmmaker and Playing Out series creator, David Sherman, his first glimpse of magic was through a camcorder that belonged to his parents. As a child, […]

Meet Steve

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in Behind the Stands
Meet Steve

Often the heartbeat of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Timpanist, Steve Bulota, both a collector and photographer, brings a bit more to the table than meets the eye. As a child in South Bend, Indiana, Steve was greatly influenced by his grandmother, a pianist and master of music theory. She taught him piano at the age […]

Meet Annie

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Behind the Stands
Meet Annie

The term Renaissance woman comes to mind when learning about the life of violinist, Annie Laury. This well-rounded woman is anything but ordinary, changing from what would have been a career as a social worker, to preparing Tetanus Antitoxin and West Nile Virus antibody from horse serum for animals. Born and raised in the small […]

Meet Loren

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Loren

When it comes to Pinocchio’s Geppetto and oboist, Loren Meaux, there’s one common skill that aligns the two men: wood crafting.

Meet Elle

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Elle

If someone had told violinist, Elle Li that she would become a professional musician when she grew-up, she would have whole-heartedly agreed.

Meet Kelli

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Kelli

Music has always filled the house of French horn player Kelli Hirsch. As a child, she listened to records and the sound of her Mom playing the organ. When it came time to choose an instrument to play, Kelli took after her Mom and began piano lessons in 2nd grade. However, in 5th grade, Kelli’s musical […]

Meet Ben

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Ben

It’s not very often that Indiana Jones and lasers are coupled in the same sentence, but these two terms—and “lots of hand gestures,” are how violist and physicist, Ben Luey, describes his work of nine years in optical and atomic physics. As effortless as it may be for Ben to explain laser cooling and trapping […]