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 […]