DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Symphony has named Andrew Litton it’s new music director.
Litton has spent the past year as the artistic advisor of the symphony, but his new title is giving him greater responsibilities. The orchestra hasn’t had a music director since 2010.
It will also help expand the symphony’s local and international reach.
“Music is only music when there’s an audience, so everything that we’re working on now is to make a better product for the citizens of Denver and the metropolitan area,” Litton said. “I love the symphony. I think they are absolutely wonderful.”
Litton has made a reputation around the world as a leading conductor in London, Norway and The Netherlands.
The Colorado Symphony has worked hard to survive a rough couple of years. They have a very strong board and orchestra, but they were looking for a new artistic direction. According to CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody, Litton will bring that with talent, style and musicality, making the symphony an even more important part of the artistic backbone — if not the very soul — of Denver.
Moody said the hiring of Litton will Denver bragging rights around the world.
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– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.