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.
Renee Noel Gilliland, Associate Conductor
Renee Gilliland is the associate conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Anschutz Medical Campus Symphony Orchestra, and cover conductor of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jorge Alejandro Salazar, Assistant Conductor
Jorge received his Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the National University of Colombia mentored by Guerassim Voronkov and is pursuing the Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting at Lamont School of Music in Denver University mentored by Lawrence Golan.
Katherine Thayer, concertmaster
Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster
Yiran Li, principal
Niccolo Werner Casewit
Silvana Ferrarin, principal
Colton Kelley, 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
William Combs, principal
Daniel Morris, bass trombone
Darren DeLaup, principal
Steve Bulota, principal
Ross Coons, principal
Becky Moritzky, principal
Ani Powell, principal