"Colorado Symphony posts first budget surplus in 26 seasons, hires new music director"

The Denver Business Journal has published an article about Brett Mitchell's appointment as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony:

The [Colorado Symphony] is announcing the appointment of a new music director — Brett Mitchell, now associate conductor of the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra. Mitchell will have the title of music director designate for the 2016-2017 concert season, will conduct five concerts this season and will become music director in July 2017.

Mitchell is also planning to make Denver his home, unlike many music directors of the past who lived elsewhere. In an e-mail interview with the Denver Business Journal, Mitchell expressed excitement for the move to Denver.

“There are so many reasons this marriage between the Colorado Symphony and me seems to be such a perfect fit, but the biggest is that our respective visions for the future of orchestras are one and the same," he said.

"Once I read the symphony's mission statement, I knew that I had finally found my ideal match, as we've both spent decades crafting programs that feature that wonderful, compelling blend of music ... from the best of the past to the edge of the future," Mitchell wrote. “Knowing that we're starting on the same page, pursuing the same goals and sharing a common purpose gives us a huge advantage.”

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