January 11, 2007

Andrew Litton tops Colorado blizzard

Because of snow earlier in the day... only a few hundred people ventured to Boettcher Concert Hall. But guest conductor Andrew Litton and the orchestra - professionals that they are - did not let the low turnout dampen their spirits or their playing. On the contrary...the value of having a seasoned veteran on the podium became clear...as Litton led the orchestra in an expansive, evocative and utterly engrossing interpretation of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.4 in G major.

- Kyle MacMillan, Denver Post

Andrew Litton brought out some superb playing from the CSO in a wildly diverse program. The Mahler (Symphony NO. 4) offered music-making of the highest level, marked by impeccably balanced playing, ideal tempos and the conductor's thorough command of the work's endless mood shifts.

- Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News