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 […]

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 […]

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 […]