We’re honored to be an internationally award-winning community orchestra serving musicians in and around Denver. Helmed by Music Director Lawrence Golan, approximately 80% of our musicians are volunteer — they serve our community as doctors, lawyers, architects and teachers in their “day jobs.” We’re also incredibly proud to be a home for budding professional musicians to hone their craft and provide them with opportunities to be featured soloists in main stage concerts, perform overseas with professional orchestras and offer chances to shine in small ensembles at our DPO With a Twist chamber series.
Lawrence Golan, Music Director
In addition to Lawrence’s position as Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic, he is also Music Director of the York Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington state, and the Lamont Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre at the University of Denver.
Taylor Gonzales, Associate Conductor
Taylor Gonzales returns to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra as the Associate Conductor for the 2020-2021 season. He also serves as the Assistant Conductor for the Lamont School of Music Symphony Orchestra at the University of Denver, where he is completing a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting under the mentorship of Lawrence Golan.
Héctor H. Jardón, Assistant Conductor
Héctor H. Jardón, born and raised in Toluca, Mexico., began musical training at the age of 6. He is a three-time recipient of the Sarah Metzner-Boal Award for Outstanding Student in Music, recipient of the Outstanding Performer in Music Award and the Outstanding Senior in the School of Music Award at Colorado Christian University. Héctor currently studying in the Orchestral Conducting program under Dr. Lawrence Golan.
Katherine Thayer, concertmaster
Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster
Yiran Li, principal
Niccolo Werner Casewit
Ezgi Pikayzen, principal
Annie Zagorski, assistant principal
Katie Burns, principal
Monica Sáles Council
Ryan Bell, principal
Megan Gore Brazell
Kimberly Brody, principal
Loren Meaux, assistant principal (incl. English Horn)
Kwami Barnett, principal
Claude Wilbur (incl. Bass Clarinet)
Jessica Clark (incl. E-flat Clarinet)
Ken Greenwald, principal
Zach Maupin, principal
Ryan Spencer, principal
Ariel Van Dam
Darian Freeman, principal
Daniel Morris, bass trombone
Darren DeLaup, principal
Steve Bulota, principal
Ross Coons, principal
Becky Moritzky, principal