The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has created a new position for Andrew Litton, the former music director of Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He’ll be the artistic adviser for the CSO, programming major concerts and conducting at least two programs a season. His 3-year contract begins in September.
The CSO hopes Litton’s appointment signals the end of a financial crisis, according to the Denver Post. The time he spends in Denver will be limited:
“Orchestras more typically hire “advisers” on an interim basis, but Litton’s already-busy schedule prohibited him from making a stronger, or longer, commitment. The CSO, which is formally introducing him at a media event this morning, wants Litton to stick around but will keep its options open in case the arrangement lasts only through the current contract.”