Another maestro move: Andrew Litton’s basket

Another maestro move: Andrew Litton’s basket


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2021

The American conductor has put all his eggs in the new basket of James Brown Management, successor to the collapsed Hazard Chase.

Litton, who is music director of New York City Ballet Orchestra, was previously with Ron Merlino in North America. Now he’s with rown for worldwide representation.



  • V.Lind says:

    If anyone needs worldwide representation, it’s the peripatetic Litton!

  • JussiB says:

    Another lightweight conductor vying for the big time.
    The era of legendary big name conductors is Over.

    • Bruce Zeisel says:

      “The era of legendary big name conductors is over.”

      I laughed when I read this. First, let’s examine the concept of “legendary”. But first I need to control my laughter.

      Artists are made “legendary” by music critics – that is by those who write in newspapers and magazines about music performance.

      If an “era” has passed it isn’t because artists are “lesser”, it is because critics (and probably the public) no longer are willing to accord them super human status.

      That said, I admit some conductors bring more to a performance than some others.

      But if an “era Is over” don’t attribute that to lesser quality people in the field, attribute it to a more stingy perspective on the part of critics.

      There is also the possibility that there is so much excellence in the field that the term “legendary” simply can no longer function.

  • Mick the Knife says:

    Papas got a brand new bag

  • Gustavo says:

    Andrew Litton -> LSO

  • Mark says:

    James Brown Management rising like a Phoenix out of the ashes, all that remains for the creditors left unpaid by Hazard Chase, or should that be hazardous chase?

    • 2021 says:

      Hazardous Chase indeed. As an artist, I wouldn’t trust James Brown after the fall of Hazard Chase, but I think it’s perhaps slim pickings for Litton.

  • V. Trahan says:

    What a weird headline !! We’ll assume he got a package deal.

  • Musician says:

    Andrew should never have left IMG which gave him advice he was not prepared to take