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 […]

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 […]