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Andrew Litton Heads to Denver

by Anne Bothwell 25 Jun 2012 9:54 AM

Denver Post reports that the former DSO music director takes a new position with Colorado Symphony Orchestra.


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.”