Meet Ariel

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 in Behind the Stands
Meet Ariel

When the gilded notes of the trumpet reached the ears of 10-year-old Denver Philharmonic Orchestra musician Ariel Van Dam at her brother’s high school band concert, she was hooked. “I always loved the sound of brass instruments—I saw the trumpet player at the concert and I was so drawn to it,” she said. “My parents […]

Middle School Band Dropouts

Posted on Oct 10, 2017 in DPO Desk
Middle School Band Dropouts

Ah, middle school. Those awkward formative years of growing (or not growing), trying to make friends, and being thrown into new experiences like band class. For some, this is a great experience — orchestra and band have opened doors for so many of our Denver Philharmonic musicians leading them on paths into music careers, or […]

Notes: September 29

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Program Notes
Notes: September 29

September 29, 2017 • Oktoberfest Concert program notes by Betsy Schwarm Buy now for Oktoberfest

DPO Wins First Prize

Posted on Sep 18, 2017 in News
DPO Wins First Prize

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Takes First Place in International Music Competition DENVER (Sept. 18, 2017) —  The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra led by DPO Music Director Dr. Lawrence Golan is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 1st place prize in the Community Ensemble category of the first annual Ictus International Music Competition. The competition drew […]

A Note from Kathy

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in A Note from
A Note from Kathy

Dear Friends, It’s my great privilege to kick off our 70th Season performing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin & Oboe concerto for Oktoberfest on September 29! Oboist Hideki Machida from the Bavarian Philharmonic, our sister orchestra in Munich, will cross the Atlantic to perform the concerto with me. It’s very exciting to collaborate with a colleague […]

Meet Lucy

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Behind the Stands
Meet Lucy

Double-bassist Doctor Lucy Bauer is now in her 30th season with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra! Born and raised in England, Lucy began learning to play the cello at the age of 8, and later took up the bass at the age of 14. Coming from a large family, she found that learning the double bass was a way to be […]

DPO With a Twist 2017–18

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Upcoming Concerts
DPO With a Twist 2017–18

Classical Music — With a Twist. November 8, 2017; January 2018; March 2018; May 2018 Katherine Thayer & William Combs, artistic advisors For a third season, we’re breakin’ out of the concert hall into Denver’s bustling downtown nightlife. Our chamber music series DPO With a Twist brings you small ensembles over dinner and drinks in a nightclub setting. […]

Past Concert: September 29, 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Past Concerts
Past Concert: September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 Oktoberfest

Upcoming Concert: November 17, 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Upcoming Concerts
Upcoming Concert: November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 O Beautiful

Upcoming Concert: December 15 & 16, 2017

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Upcoming Concerts
Upcoming Concert: December 15 & 16, 2017

Friday & Saturday, December 15 & 16, 2017 Holiday Cheer!