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Preconcert “More Than Music” Activities

To-go container of meat, beans and potato salad

Food & Drink Specials

🌮 Comida Cantina — 10% off for DPO ticket holders

🍖 Rolling Smoke BBQ — $25 to-go dinner special for DPO ticket holders (includes 3 meats, 2 sides, 2 non-alcoholic drinks and a Miette et Chocolat chocolate chip cookie)

🍺 Cheluna Brewing Co. — 20% off common consumption beer purchases for DPO ticket holders

🍺 Stanley Beer Hall — 15% off for DPO ticket holders

🧀 Mondo Market — $29 house cheese board, wine included! Wine choices include Malbec, Chardonnay and Rosé. Serves two.

🥙 Elita — A whole menu of special Mediterranean items can be preordered with 24-hours notice

🥢Misaki and Qi-Lin — 10% off total bill for all DPO ticket holders

Cut-paper illustration of four female musicians

Children’s Book Signing ✍️

Friday, Sept. 25, 6–7pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 3–4pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 6–7pm

We’re thrilled to host Tattered Cover and author Diane Worthey for the premiere book signing of In One Ear and Out the Other: Antonia Brico and her Amazingly Musical Life. Featuring beautiful cut-paper illustrations by Morgana Wallace, the second title in Penny Candy Books’ Amazing Women Series tells the story of DPO founder and pioneer female conductor, Antonia Brico.

$16.95; ages 7–11; limited inventory — first come, first served; credit cards only

Preconcert Chat

Friday, Sept. 25, 6–6:25pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 3–3:25pm
Saturday, Sept. 26, 6–6:25pm

What should you listen for? What is the music’s historic and cultural context? Join Associate Conductor Taylor Gonzales for a free, informal pre-concert chat about the music you’ll be hearing.

Neighborhood Music Prelude 🎶

Friday, Sept. 25, 6:30–7pm; Maya Goldberg, piano and Sebastian Maa, piano
Saturday, Sept. 26, 3:30–4pm; Jordan Fong, violin and Sebastian Maa, piano
Saturday, Sept. 26, 6:30–7pm;  Sebastian Maa, piano

While you picnic, enjoy a prelude by students from Stanley’s Neighborhood Music School!

September 25 & 26, 2020
Strings at Stanley

The Field at Stanley Marketplace
Aurora, Colorado

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Presented by ProductAV

Edvard Grieg
From Holberg’s Time, Suite in Olden Style, op. 40

  • Prelude (Allegro vivace)
  • Sarabande (Andante)
  • Gavotte (Allegretto)
  • Air (Andante religioso)
  • Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)

George Walker
Lyric for Strings

Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings

Christopher Marshall
Threnody (World Premiere)

W.A. Mozart
Eine kleine Nachtmusik

  • Allegro
  • Romanze: Andante
  • Menuetto: Allegretto
  • Rondo: Allegro

This concert is presented without intermission.

Lighting and sound provided and sponsored by ProductAV

Our Conductors

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.

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Taylor Gonzales, Associate Conductor

Taylor Gonzales returns to the Denver Philharmonic as the associate conductor for the 2020–21 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.

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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.

Our Musicians

First Violin

Kathy Thayer, concertmaster
AK Barnett-Hart, associate concertmaster
Tom Jatko
Chad MacDonald
Ylana Padgett
Emmy Reid
Vanessa Vari

Second Violin

Brian Ross, acting principal
Christy Goode
Callista Medland
Chloe Schans
Erica Secor
Anne Silvas


Ezgi Pikayzen, principal
Annie Zagorski, assistant principal
Chris Costello
Samantha Lichtin


Jeffrey Westcott, acting principal
Naftari Burns
Nia Lepore
Amanda Thall

Double Bass

Lucy Bauer, acting principal
Crystal Pelham

Our Team

Board of Directors

Jon Olafson, President
Heather Alcott Moritz, Vice-President
Matt Meier, Secretary
Susan Lythgoe, Treasurer
Dr. Robert Dallenbach
Sean Murphy
Tenley Oldak
Krista Picco
Esteban Romero
Mark Rossman

Denver Philharmonic Foundation Board

Susan Lythgoe
Keith Fisher
Roger Powell


Valerie Clausen, Executive Director
Annie Laury, Personnel Manager
Callista Medland, Librarian
Alyssa Oland, Librarian
Daniel Morris, Stage Manager
Matt Meier, Marketing Manager

Concert Volunteers

Jerry Brindisi
Melora McDermott
Annie Laury
Maxine Rossman
David Sherman

Thank You

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals, businesses and corporations. (Since Dec. 1, 2019)

Conductor’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

Valerie & Gil Clausen
The Keil Family, in honor of Maureen Keil

Concertmaster Circle ($2,500–$4,999)

Don & Bonnie Walls

Musician Circle ($1,000–$2,499)

Paula Elmers
Michelle, in honor of Heather Alcott Moritz
Nora Morgenstern & Michael Lyster
Heather &  Karl Moritz
Jon Olafson
Ben & Katherine Vagher

Patron ($500–$999)

Lisa Peloso & Vik Patel
James Stegman
Amanda Thall
Jack & Winona Moritz

Benefactor ($300–$499)

Esmeralda Colfax
Eleanor Glover & Eugene Advincula
Matt & Allison Lausten
Barb & Rand Moritzky
James Stegman

Contributor ($100–$299)

Keri Agnes
Anonymous (7)
Anna Barnett-Hart
Ronald & Margaret  Berg, in memory of Maureen Keil
Kim & Jim Brody
Raymonda Burgman
Janice Burley
Rich Casson & Liza Ranftle
Jessica Clark
Kevin & Naomi Croghan
Lauren  Edmonds
Jim Gillman
Lawrence & Cecilia Golan
Donna Good, in honor of Linda Lebsack
Rob & Celeste Habiger
Sara Hammond
Lori Hanson
Hanson Family
HCA Caring for the Community
Bruce & Judy Heagstedt
Cathy & Tim Heine
Kelli & Geoff Hirsch
Sarah & Matt Hogan
Mimi Hull
The Hester-Kenney Family Fund
Koehler Family
Ken & Barbara Laff
Judy & Dan Lichtin
Susan  Lythgoe
Mike & Shirley Marecak
Callista & Patrick Medland
Gary & Carolyn Medland
Matthew Meier, in memory of Pauline Dallenbach
Tenley Mueller
M. Sean & Jocelyn M. Murphy
Daniel J ONeill
Marianne Orkin
Pam & Sonny Pam & Sonny Wiegand
Pam Parker
Roger Powell, in memory of Maureen Keil
Nancy Rawls
Maxine & Mark Rossman
Ann Schock, in memory of Kathleen Justice
Karin Tate
Mike & Amanda Tine
Annie Trunkle Smart, in memory of Theresa Trunkle Thornburg

Friend (Up to $99)

Anonymous (12)
Anonymous, in memory of Tyler Brown
Erin Anderson
Kathi Agnes
Geri Badler
Genie Bang
Anna Barnett-Hart
Thomas Baxter
Kristina Becker
Jeanine Branting
Sophia Briegleb
Mary Campbell Zopf
Gil & Valerie Clausen, in memory of Maureen Keil
Valerie & Gil  Clausen, in memory of Pauline Dallenbach
Deborah Clendenning
Louis DeScala
Stepan Dyachkovskiy
Kristin Erner
Carol Finley
Genna & Torin
Stephanie Gillman
Jo Anne Goering
Grace Note Studio (Rob & Anne Silvas)
Lauren  Grosh
Michael Hoffman
Surilda Hudson
Scott & Beth Huffman
Jon Icasas
Tom Jatko, in honor of Harry Heskett
Marty Jewell
Quinn Johnson
Kail Family
Catherine & Ted Lanzano
Ligature Creative
Ben Luey
Paul Maricle
Garrett Marsilio
Loren Meaux
Michael & Pat Meaux
Johnny Milani
Alyssa O
Philip Pearlman & Betty Bona
Richard Pollock
Bruce & Sharron Regenthal
The Reinprecht Family
Bruce Rengers
Laurie Rhoades
Edward Smith, in honor of Geralda Smith
Rob & Margie Stanford
Cori & Tyler Streetman
Denise Taylor
Meredith Tennis
Katherine Thayer
Kevin Van Vleet
John Vaughey
Holly  Vause
Trevor Voeltz, in honor of Krista Picco
Patricia White
Judy & Tom McWilliams
Evan Williams
Stephen Winiarski
David Yanoski
Michael Zumwalt

Foundations & Corporate Partners

Ligature Creative
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District

Colorado Creative Industries


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Up to $999
Amazon Smile
Barefoot PR, in honor of Sarah Hogan
ColoradoGives Community First Foundation
New Genesis, Inc.
Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist
Purple Door Coffee
The Pillar of Fire Church
Taryn Galow, Braillist

Let’s keep the music going.

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