Congratulations, Matt!

Posted on May 10, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Congratulations, Matt!

There is no way around it and there is no better way to say it — I’m proud!! To begin with, I’m proud to live in a community that values the arts and promotes its citizens to be leaders in the arts community. Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) spearheads incredible efforts to train […]

A New Partnership

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
A New Partnership

Dear Friends, There couldn’t be a more appropriate title for our April concert than Prost! ‘Prost’ is a celebratory German word, like our “Cheers!” The concert features an all-German musical selection, and we have some HUGE news to celebrate. We ask that you raise your glass to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and our new friends and partners at the […]

Make it a dinner date!

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Make it a dinner date!

Growing up in small-town Minnesota, it was ingrained in me that when someone new moved to your block you’d welcome them with a tater tot hotdish and a plate of bars. Come to find out, Denver isn’t so different from central Minnesoooooota. The University Club, our new neighbors across the street from our home at […]

Today’s the Day!

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in DPO Desk, From Jon Olafson, board president
Today’s the Day!

Dear Friends, Today is a very big day for the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and for all nonprofits in the region. It’s Colorado Gives Day! Contribute Now Even with our hall packed full of smiling faces, ticket sales only account for one-third of our expenses. In order to provide a fantastic experience to so many, we […]

Nature’s Realm Nature Hike

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Nature’s Realm Nature Hike

Dear Friends, I love to hike! Friday, October 2, we are opening our season with Nature’s Realm, a concert celebrating the outdoors and all of its glory! With the Rockies right outside our back door, we’re fortunate to see nature’s grandeur on a regular basis. So what could be more fitting for our first More than Music event of the season […]

The Most Exciting Time of the Year

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 in DPO Desk, From Jon Olafson, board president
The Most Exciting Time of the Year

Dear DPO Family, Is this the most exciting time of the year? I think a strong argument can be made that it is. You can’t get on a social media without seeing shiny new lunch boxes, new clothes and shoes, and the back-to-school excitement. Our timelines are filled with team colors, logos, and the smack […]

#TBT

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 in From Jon Olafson, board president
#TBT

Greetings DPO Family & Friends, As I recover from a busy Fourth of July weekend, I found myself thinking about this past season of concerts, and I can’t help but smile. First, I remember the packed houses. The DPO has broken its own attendance record three years running. Over our 2014–15 Season, we saw more […]

Happy Spring Day!

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in From Jon Olafson, board president
Happy Spring Day!

Dear DPO Family, It has been a while since I’ve reached out to everyone — so I thought I’d take this time to say hello and happy spring!  Well, maybe not spring yet, but it sure feels like it lately.  I feel a good long hike coming on this weekend… Our fourth concert of the […]

We did it!

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in From Jon Olafson, board president
We did it!

Dear DPO Family, Another Colorado Gives Day (CGD) has come and gone. And, we have GREAT NEWS!! Friends and family of the Denver Phil stepped up in a huge way — we met our goal of raising $6,000.  That’s about three times more than we raised on CGD 2012.  The DPO received 45 CGD donations […]

The Arts in Metro Denver

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 in DPO Desk, From Jon Olafson, board president
The Arts in Metro Denver

Dear DPO Family, Last Friday, a few folks from the Denver Philharmonic attended a breakfast sponsored by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA).  The CBCA unveiled its biennial report on the economic impact the arts have on the Denver Metro economy.  My overall impression is that the people of Metro Denver are truly a special and […]