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Hidden Treasure
Dear Friends,

Welcome to the culmination of the third-annual DPO International Conducting Workshop, Concert and Competition!

Having received dozens of applications from all over the world, our Music Director Lawrence Golan selected these fourteen conductors to participate in this intensive workshop. Arriving last weekend from all corners of the globe, they have spent the week in professional development classes, rehearsing with the orchestra and receiving on-the-spot feedback from Maestro Golan and guest faculty member Diane Wittry.

This experience helps to further develop the orchestra’s watching, listening and ensemble skills as they adjust to a variety of different conductors—all during the same concert!

At the discretion of the faculty, one workshop conductor will be selected to return to Denver next season to conduct a piece on one of our main stage concerts. Will your favorite conductor return?



The workshop is administered by 
International Conducting Institute

The 2022-23 Season
Preconcert String Ensemble Performance

MARCH 4, 2023

Free Community Concert
Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church
Denver, Colorado - 6:00pm

2023 International Conducting Workshop Participants: Austin Lin, Siqi Yuan, Lorenzo Di Giosaffatte, Callum Rookes, Mina Sanabawy, Zihan Zhou, Savannah Norton, Joseph Valent

Jessie Montgomery


conducted by Austin Lin

(about 3 minutes)

Claude Debussy

Danses sacrée et profane

featuring Rebecca Moritzky, harp

Danse sacrée: Très modéré
 conducted by Siqi Yuan

Danse profane: Modéré
conducted by Lorenzo Di Giosaffatte

(about 9 minutes)

Edvard Grieg

From Holberg's Time

conducted by Callum Rookes

conducted by Mina Sanabawy

Gavotte & Musette
conducted by Zihan Zhou

conducted by Savannah Norton

conducted by Joseph Valent

(about 20 minutes)




Katherine Thayer, concertmaster
Emmy Reid
Ylana Padgett
Cosima Luther
Anthony Elias


Chloe Kirk, principal
Erica Secor
Christy Goode
Katrina Choate
Niccolo Casewit
Ellen Elias


Annie Zagorski, principal
Samantha Lichtin
Jesús Parra


Cameron Smith, principal
Summer Hu
Dana Shin


Lauren Phillips, principal
Lucy Bauer

The Concert: Hidden Treasure

MARCH 4, 2023

Antonia Brico Stage at Central Presbyterian Church
Denver, Colorado · 7:30 pm 

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Diane Wittry, guest conductor
Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart, violin
2023 Int'l Conducting Workshop Participants

Ludwig van Beethoven

Egmont Overture
conducted by Diane Wittry

(About 9 minutes)

Florence Price

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major
Featuring Anna Katherine Barnett-Hart

Tempo moderato
conducted by Jesús Parra

conducted by Daniel Olmos-Herrero

conducted by Héctor Jardón

(About 24 minutes)


Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G Major

Allegro con brio
conducted by Michael Flynn

conducted by Charlotte Ruth Harrison

Allegretto grazioso — Molto vivace
conducted by Sally Mingyan Yu

Allegro ma non troppo
conducted by Lawrence Golan

(About 34 minutes)

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