Playing Out with Christiana McMullen

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Playing Out
Playing Out with Christiana McMullen

Warm up with a cup of cheer! We visited soprano Christiana McMullen at the University of Denver where she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance. The Boston native is dreaming of a White Christmas at her new home in Denver with her family and shares with us those who inspired her to become […]

A Note From Marc

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 in A Note from
A Note From Marc

Dear Friends, It’s a great honor to be the guest conductor leading the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra in its annual Holiday Cheer! concert. It will be a pleasure to join you and soprano Christiana McMullen Friday, December 16. This concert will be full of sweetness, light and joy to fill our hearts, and the wonderful music you’ll hear […]

The Power of Community

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in Features
The Power of Community

Dear Friends, There is a reason The Denver Post calls us “everyone’s favorite community orchestra.” It’s because we run on the power of community. We are a vibrant community, averaging 1,000 attendees per concert! Even so, ticket sales only account for 30% of our total budget. Today is Colorado Gives Day, and in the spirit […]

RE: Teens’ Concert Behavior

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Features
RE: Teens’ Concert Behavior

Dear Friends, The day after our most recent concert, we received an email from a patron named Karie concerning the behavior of the three teens she brought to the orchestra the night prior. She wrote: Much to my delight, you truly engaged these teenagers. You live-tweeted cool facts during the entire performance. The use of cell phones and […]

A Note from Christiana

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 in A Note from
A Note from Christiana

Dear Friends, I LOVE the holiday season! It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. From the lights adorning homes to the carols heard all around, I just can’t get enough. Holiday Cheer! with the Denver Philharmonic is another tradition that fills you with the holiday spirit! Every year, my family in Boston […]

Playing Out with Joseph Galema (ft. Wil Smith)

Posted on Nov 16, 2016 in Playing Out
Playing Out with Joseph Galema (ft. Wil Smith)

The walls will sing at Pulling Out All The Stops. The second concert in our powerhouse season showcases the beautiful and historic Reuter pipe organ at Central Presbyterian Church. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Sherman road-tripped down to Colorado Springs to visit organist Joseph Galema and the beautiful mid-century pipe organ at the U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet […]

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 […]

Playing Out with Ryan Spencer

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Features, Playing Out
Playing Out with Ryan Spencer

Our powerhouse season debuts with the Grand Opening of the Antonia Brico Stage. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Sherman ventured north to explore LoHi, Highlands Bridge with DPO principal trumpet Ryan Spencer — and maybe get a frozen treat along the way. Ryan will solo on Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto on Friday, September 30. The Grand […]