The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) is a nonprofit semi-professional symphony orchestra founded in 1948 by Dr. Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic orchestra. DPO concerts are accompanied by "More Than Music" events designed to fulfill the orchestra's mission to reimagine the classical music experience for our entire community. Metro Denver citizens support DPO through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations.