Caballé-Domenech to Stay with Philharmonic Indefinitely

· Jan. 25, 2016, 5:32 pm
Josep Caballe-Domenech, music director of the Colorado Springs PhilharmonicCredit
Josep Caballe-Domenech, music director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic

 The music director at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic has renewed his contract indefinitely.

The Philharmonic's Board of Directors unanimously decided to extend Josep Caballé-Domenech's contract, which was originally good through August.

Nathan Newbrough is the President and CEO of the Philharmonic. He says he thinks Caballé-Domenech is the right candidate for moving the orchestra into a new era.

"When we first saw Josep on the podium," he says, "when he first came as a guest conductor as sort of a surprise visitor, he absolutely blew us away. It was so obvious to everyone present that this person is the future of the Philharmonic."

Caballé-Domenech succeeded Lawrence Leighton Smith, who stepped down in 2011, a year that also came with a diagnosis of a form of dementia for Smith.

The Philharmonic recently announced their 90th concert season.

Note: As a disclaimer, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is an underwriter with KRCC.

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