Experience Central’s historic pipe organ!

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in A Note from
Experience Central’s historic pipe organ!

The organ pipes at Central Presbyterian are a prominent architectural feature above the new Antonia Brico Stage, but most people don’t realize that what you see is not what you hear. All of the hand-painted facade pipes are purely for decoration, and the roughly 3,000 organ pipes that do speak are all hidden behind. Many […]

A Note from Joseph

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Joseph

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to be playing the historic pipe organ at Central Presbyterian November 18 for two great works with Maestro Lawrence Golan and the DPO. To quote Mozart, “In my eyes and ears, the organ will forever be the King of instruments,” and that evening we will indeed be Pulling Out All The […]

A Student Remembers Antonia

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Student Remembers Antonia

My memories of Dr. Antonia Brico are from childhood. She was my piano teacher for several years. When I was about 4½, I started playing the ‘The Sounds of Silence’ by Simon & Garfunkel (both hands) after hearing it on the radio over at my parents’ friends’ home. The next day my mom went out and bought a […]

New York Philharmonic salutes the DPO

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in A Note from
New York Philharmonic salutes the DPO

In honor of Antonia Brico — the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic, in 1938 — the New York Philharmonic salutes the Denver Philharmonic as they inaugurate the Antonia Brico Stage. Antonia Brico made her Philharmonic debut under particularly public circumstances at Lewisohn Stadium, the Philharmonic’s then outdoor summer venue in Upper Manhattan. […]

A Note from Chris Wineman

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 in A Note from
A Note from Chris Wineman

Dear Friends, When the Denver Philharmonic and Central Presbyterian Church decided to remodel the church’s chancel into a stage, I recall being daunted at the thought of “collaborating” with Frank Edbrooke, the original architect of the 1892 church. Edbrooke is a giant in Colorado’s architectural history — counting the Brown Palace, Loretto Heights University and the Tabor Grand Opera […]

A Note from Ryan

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Ryan

Dear Friends, In our season premiere, the Grand Opening of the Antonia Brico Stage on September 30, what better way to commemorate our new stage named in the founder of our orchestra’s honor than with pieces that all have a “grand opening” of their own? First up, you will hear the opening to Beethoven’s only opera, […]

A Note from Purple Door Coffee

Posted on May 26, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Purple Door Coffee

Dear Friends, We here at Purple Door Coffee are so excited about Eurotrip! We aren’t able to hop on a plane to Europe this summer, so we’re happy to take an evening vacation with you and the Denver Philharmonic next Friday. Purple Door Coffee is grateful to have an ongoing partnership with the Denver Philharmonic. We are all […]

A Note from Sam

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Sam

Dear Friends, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the iconic literary achievements of the 20th century, inspiring generations of readers as well as artists of all genres. As conductor, it is my privilege to lead the DPO in bringing Tolkien’s imagery to life with The One Ring on April 8. Among the […]

A Note from Aaron Wille

Posted on Mar 20, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Aaron Wille

Dear Friends, I have the pleasure of performing Ernest Bloch’s Suite Modale at The One Ring on April 8. Bloch, a Swiss-born American composer, added this beautiful piece of music to the flute repertoire when he composed the work two years before his death in 1959. He wrote it with flutist Elaine Schaffer in mind to encompass her youthful sensibilities […]

A Note from Steven Lin

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in A Note from, Features
A Note from Steven Lin

Dear Friends, Sergei Rachmaninov was not only one of the greatest pianists, but one of most significant composers of the 20th century. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, based on Niccolò Paganini’s violin caprices, is quite different from previous concertos that he wrote. The rhapsody has 24 variations — each having different influences like Gregorian […]