Andrew Litton Becomes Colorado Symphony Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor

The Colorado Symphony announced today that at the end of the current season, Andrew Litton will become the Colorado Symphony's Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor through Colorado Symphony’s 2017/18 season.

Mr. Litton has served as the Music Director for the Colorado Symphony since August 2013. The new posts of Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor assure that Mr. Litton will appear regularly with the Colorado Symphony and continue to direct its artistic development as the Colorado Symphony forms a search committee to appoint his successor. The new posts enable Mr. Litton to continue an affiliation with the Colorado Symphony as he assumes his new post as Music Director of the New York City Ballet.

"I feel a special bond with the great musicians of this orchestra which will never be severed," says Andrew Litton, "regardless of the title I may hold at any given time. A great orchestra is one of the hallmarks of a great city. The Colorado Symphony is a cultural asset to be treasured. It's an honor to continue to be part of this winning team."

Mr. Litton brings his new New York City Ballet connection to Denver on January 10, 2016. Members of the Ballet will perform as he conducts the Colorado Symphony's All Gershwin concert.

"The Orchestra has made important artistic strides under Mr. Litton's leadership," says Jerry Kern, CEO and Co-Chair of the Colorado Symphony "including critically acclaimed presentations of opera in concert and a first recording with the BIS label, a Copland CD, to be released this month. He will continue making a difference in Denver."