Off on a light note

First CMF music director candidate crafts light program

By Peter Alexander

William Boughton; photo by Harold Shapiro

William Boughton; photo by Harold Shapiro

William Boughton does not believe the concert hall should be a cathedral of high art.

The first of three candidates for music director of the Colorado Music Festival to conduct at Chautauqua this summer, Boughton will lead two programs, with the chamber orchestra July 6 and the full orchestra July 10-11 (7:30 p.m. in the Chautauqua Auditorium).  And he is clear that he aspires to be no high priest at the altar of great music.

“Concerts are supposed to be enjoyable things,” he says.

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