Colorado Symphony announces first season programmed by artistic advisor Litton

Posted on: March 5, 2013

In Sunday’s (3/3) Denver Post, Ray Mark Rinaldi writes, “The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2013-14 season with two big names Sept. 20: trumpeter Branford Marsalis and the CSO’s own new star, conductor Andrew Litton. The season, announced Friday, will be the first that Litton has guided as the orchestra’s artistic adviser, and he has programmed it for variety, spreading his choice of composers across classical music’s standard time zones. … The six concerts Litton is set to lead are particularly appealing: an entire night of Ravel beginning Nov. 22, Mahler’s Symphony No 7 on May 2, 2014, and his own arrangement of Gershwin’s ‘Porgy and Bess,’ which closes out the season on the weekend of May 16, 2014. … One intriguing program: Music from the 2007 film ‘There Will Be Blood,’ composed by Jonny Greenwood of the rock band Radiohead, paired with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 on Feb. 28 weekend. … Pianist/composer Stephen Hough comes to town beginning March 28, 2014, to perform his ‘Missa Mirabilis,’ a piece he premiered with the Indianapolis Symphony last year. That’s paired, interestingly, with Vaughan Williams’ ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ and the Colorado Symphony Chorus joins in.”

Posted March 5, 2013