From the dark days of two years ago, when the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was facing big losses and worse morale, the situation keeps getting brighter, with innovative programming attracting more support -- and expanded audiences. And this morning the spotlight will shine on the CSO's new music director: conductor Andrew Litton.
He's a familiar face at the symphony: Last September 1 the musical superstar came on as artistic director. "Though I was not looking for a formal relationship with another orchestra," he said at the time, "my decision to assume the role of artistic advisor of the Colorado Symphony was made simple for me. It's all about the relationship with the musicians. This is a very special group of players with an exceptional level of positive energy, dedication, and an intensity that I treasure. We enjoy a great relationship and a vital common vision to make the best possible music for the people of Denver and Colorado. While I can't fulfill the obligations of another music directorship right now, the perfect compromise is to assume the role of artistic advisor and is my dream come true."
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