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Litton Embraces New Role, Leads Colorado Symphony Into New Season

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CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody

DENVER (CBS4) – Take a world-renowned conductor and an orchestra recognized the world over and you do get some beautiful music made.

Andrew Litton spent just a year as the artistic advisor for the Colorado Symphony. Now he’s the music director, with plans for the future.

Andrew Litton

Colorado Symphony Music Director Andrew Litton (credit: CBS)

“We try and present these ever popular works with a fresh look — a new coat of paint, if you will, something that maybe an audience member who is very familiar with the work hadn’t thought of before,” Litton told CBS4.

PHOTO GALLERY: Litton Conducts During Colorado Symphony Rehearsal

Those plans also include partnerships around the city and state, traveling concerts, recordings and inspiring a new audience to join the fun.

And if anyone can do it, it’s Litton, who when he’s conducting could be described as a sheer force of musical nature.

“I want them to feel that they have been entertained, educated and enlightened and in fact I call those the three Es of music. They are essential because when you come to hear great music performed at a really top level, the cumulative experience is something that hopefully sends you out in a transcended state,” Litton said.

LINK: Colorado Symphony

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