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 […]

A Note from Matthew

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Matthew

Dear Friends, One of my very first CDs I had as a child was the recording of Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for violin and cello. I’ve craved the opportunity to perform this piece for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled that my first time on stage with the work will be […]

A Note from Lawrence

A Note from Lawrence

Dear Friends & Supporters, On Friday, February 10, we will continue our 16–17 Powerhouse Season with Hopeless Romantics. The Romantic Period was probably the richest era in terms of producing the most beloved, iconic and enduring masterpieces. Irrefutably, it’s the age that produced the most passionate music ever written. It all started with Beethoven revolutionizing […]

Notes: February 10

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 in Program Notes
Notes: February 10

February 10, 2017 • Hopeless Romantics Concert program notes by Betsy Schwarm

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 […]

Notes: December 16

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 in Program Notes
Notes: December 16

December 16, 2016 • Holiday Cheer! Concert program notes by Callista Medland

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 […]

What the Fugue is a Philanthropist?

Posted on Dec 6, 2016 in What the Fugue?
What the Fugue is a Philanthropist?

We hear the term “philanthropist,” and we think of steel barons and Daddy Warbucks. It’s a word that kind of a mouthful and one that I wouldn’t want to say ten times fast. But really, what the fugue is a philanthropist? For this one, we’ll make it a little interactive: Get our your phone. Turn your […]

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 […]