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 […]

Meet Mark

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Mark

Some people just aren’t intimidated by trying new things. Take Mark Stefaniw. The lead bassist for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys taking on new challenges. For example, the self-described Army brat, who was raised in a Ukrainian family, first got into music when his parents bought him an accordion. “In a Ukrainian family, an accordion is […]

Meet Taryn

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Behind the Stands
Meet Taryn

Taryn Galow has busy fingertips. During the day, the bassist for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra puts them to use working as a Braillist for the Englewood Public School District. And during her off hours, she’s busy plucking and playing the strings of her instrument with our orchestra or a few of the musical collectives she’s […]