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Colorado Symphony May Have Hired New York Conductor
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:39 PM
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra sent out an e-mail invitation Wednesday for a June 25 event in which the media was "cordially invited to meet the new artistic leadership of the orchestra."
No names were printed. That is, unless you happened to glance at the subject line of the e-mail which read: "You are invited to the Andrew Litton press conference."
It would appear that someone at the orchestra mistakenly let the information slip out about Litton, a native New Yorker and a recent guest conductor with the Colorado Symphony.
When asked to confirm Litton's appointment, an orchestra spokesman declined to comment. "Information was inadvertently included on a press conference email, of which I am unable to confirm at this time due to unfinalized details," she wrote in an e-mail.
Litton has been the music director of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway since 2003 and served as music director of the Dallas Symphony from 1994 to 2006. A graduate of the Fieldston School on the Upper West Side, Litton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard in piano and conducting.
The Denver Post has further details.