About Us

The Loveland Orchestra

Meet the People of the Loveland Orchestra


Luciano R. Silvestri, Jr. begins his thirteenth season with The Loveland Orchestra as Music Director and Conductor.  During his tenure, the orchestra has experienced unprecedented growth in all aspects of its music-making from the addition of many outstanding musicians to new heights of orchestral performance.  With the 2012-2013 season, Luciano also began his tenure as Music Director and Conductor of the Pikes Peak Philharmonic in Colorado Springs, CO.  A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Silvestri has received degrees in Music Education and Conducting from Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Colorado State University.  He has guest conducted on Broadway as well as in South Carolina and Maine.  He is at home in all areas of conducting from symphony to musicals to opera.  His conducting teachers include Paul Vermel, Will Schwartz, and Lawrence Leighton Smith, with additional studies under Kenneth Kiesler and Donald Portnoy.  A strong believer in working with and promoting highly talented young musicians, Luciano has dedicated much time to student orchestras, musicians at the middle school, high schools, and college levels.  He is passionate about AP Music Theory, attending the AP National Conference in July 2008 and July 2009, where he was a national presenter, and participating in the AP Music Theory Reading in Cincinnati in the summers of 2010-2015.  Recent Music Theory presentations include the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference in Colorado Springs in January 2015, the AP Annual Conference in Austin, TX in July 2015, and CMEA in January 2016.  In addition, he serves on the AP Music Theory Development Committee, a national 8 member team responsible for setting the AP Music Theory course curriculum and writing the annual AP Music Theory Exam, and as of July 1, 2015 has assumed the role of Co-Chair of the Committee.


We would like to give credit and thanks to all those who have helped make The Loveland Orchestra a success.  We couldn't do it without you.


Board of Directors:

Music Director & Conductor – Luciano R. Silvestri, Jr.

President  – Michael Sax

Vice-President Pro Tem – Janice Schlieker

Secretary  – Margaret Bohn

Treasurer – Chris Cowan

Personnel Manager – April Maston

Librarian – Drew Holmes

Member at Large - Rachelle Crowell

Member at Large - Anita Kufeld


Additional Support:

Carita Barlow & Chris Cowan – Box Office

Jack Kerr – Piano Technician

Kristen Inman - Graphic Design

Amanda Silvestri & Kay Grove – Refreshments

Friends of The Loveland Orchestra – Doscents and support

Bob Montgomery – Good Shepherd Church lighting/sound technician

Jack Weatherill, P.C. – Attorney

John Eisele - Photography

Enhance Printing - Brochure, poster , and program printing

Website - Ben Palmer

Mission Statement

The mission of The Loveland Orchestra is to:


1. Promote the education and appreciation of high-quality orchestral music in the Loveland community.


2. Provide an opportunity for area musicians to share in performing and recreating some of the finest musical works ever written.


3. Provide musical experiences and opportunities for educating young people in and around the city of Loveland.


4. Foster the development of music in this area by assisting and cooperating with other artistic organizations within the community.

Become a member

of the Loveland Orchestra

We are always eager to have high-quality classical musicians join us, be it only for a single concert or many seasons.  Please ask about auditioning even though we may not have a specific position listed. The instrumentation needs change per concert. Thank you for your interest in The Loveland Orchestra. Please fill out the application below, and we will be in contact with you soon, to arrange an audition.

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