In Thursday’s (1/29) Rocky Mountain News, Marc Shulgold writes, “Life with the Colorado Symphony officially commenced for Douglas Boyd during concerts last weekend. Where it ends? Well, that’s yet to be determined. Boyd’s title of principal guest conductor began this month and continues with concerts this weekend in Boettcher Hall. Though his tenure is slated to carry him through the 2010-11 season, things have gotten interesting with the announced departure of music director Jeffrey Kahane at the end of the 2009-10 season. As a result, CSO interim President Cliff Gardiner acknowledged that Boyd likely has jumped into a new category: music director candidate.” Boyd acknowledges that he’s flattered for being considered, but states that he’s focusing on the job at hand, noting “the best things happen when you’re not looking for them.” “Among those things,” Shulgold writes, “was the invitation to serve as the CSO’s principal guest, succeeding Peter Oundjian.” Boyd is also an artistic partner at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Photo: courtesy of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra