Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s last season under Leighton Smith

Posted on: March 7, 2011

In Saturday’ s (3/5) Colorado Springs Gazette, T.D. Mobley-Martinez writes, “Classical music superstar Itzhak Perlman will play with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic as part of its 2011-12 season. The announcement comes at the tail end of an already exciting season. By April, audiences will have seen six very different candidates for music director, a position the 11-year veteran Lawrence Leighton Smith leaves in May. ‘I’m terribly excited about what’s next for this organization,’ said executive director Nathan Newbrough. ‘We’ve seen great things in every one of these finalists and any one of them can take us to the next level.’ Right now, the Perlman concert (March 29, 2012) is the brightest spot in a season still light on details. … The pops programming is complete, however, and includes the Von Trapp Children (Jan. 14), a Grammy-winning Cuban ensemble called Tiempo Libre (March 17, 2012) and a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin (May 12, 2012).  Assistant conductor Thomas Wilson will also conduct the first concert of the Vanguard Performances, Holst’s ‘The Planets’ (March 10).”

Posted March 7, 2011