In Sunday’s (5/12) Denver Post, Ray Mark Rinaldi writes, “The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the oldest classical-music ensembles in Colorado, is passing its baton on to a new conductor. Starting next season, Lawrence Golan will become the orchestra’s fifth music director since it began performing in 1948. He replaces Adam Flatt, who held the post from 2010 through the current performance year. Flatt, also the music director for the Colorado Ballet, will continue as a guest conductor with the DPO, starting with its holiday concert in December. Golan is known to local audiences as conductor of the University of Denver’s Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre, where he has worked for 12 years. … These days conductors tend to hold down multiple jobs and Golan will as well. He concurrently will be music director for the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, in Washington state, and will guest conduct for other orchestras, operas and ballet companies. The DPO is a mostly volunteer community orchestra that performs at the KPOF Concert Hall in Capitol Hill.”

Posted May 15, 2013