Welcome our new Concertmaster, Rebekah Durham!
We are very excited to announce Rebekah Durham is officially the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s new Concertmaster! You may have seen Rebekah earlier this season when she gave a stunning performance of Vivaldi’s “Winter” at our holiday concert, or her gorgeously lyrical performance of “Scheherazade” with us at “Music of the High Seas” back in September 2022. Rebekah’s musicianship, leadership, and commitment to our mission and our community make a perfect addition to our team!
Conductor Devin Patrick Hughes writes:
“I am excited to welcome Rebekah to carry our orchestra’s 70 year history into the future. In addition to being an incredible classical player, Rebekah already has an established career in the indie rock and bluegrass genres. Her wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and leadership qualities have been an immense joy to behold this past season, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with her to build a world class ensemble for the communities of South Metro Denver.”
More about Rebekah:
Rebekah Durham began playing violin at age four in her hometown of Midland, Texas. A dedicated classical violinist all her life, she holds a Bachelors degree and an Artist Diploma from University of Denver as well as a Masters degree from Juilliard. She has served as concertmaster with many ensembles including the National Repertory Orchestra and was featured as a soloist with the NRO as well as with many local orchestras including the Denver Philharmonic, the Niwot Timberline Symphony, and the Lamont Symphony.
Rebekah has also performed non-classical music extensively over the past ten years. She was a member of San Fermin, a Brooklyn-based indie band, and with them she toured the USA, Canada, and Europe with artists such as Alt-J, Courtney Barnett, Sam Amidon, and Son Lux. Rebekah has a passion for bluegrass and string band music and was a member of local bluegrass band Ginny Mules with whom she performed at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Arise Festival, and Durango Meltdown. Since 2019 she has been a member of Ragged Union, a string band whose new record “Round Feet, Chrome Smile” was released in September 30, 2022. She enjoys a wide variety of freelance opportunities such as teaching violin students, playing hundreds of select events each year, and playing with the Colorado Symphony as a substitute violinist.