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February 18, 2011

Lawrence Leighton Smith: A Career Retrospective

The 2010-2011 season marks Lawrence Leighton Smith’s 11th year as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Symphony and Philharmonic, and his final one on the job. What should have been a triumphant retirement year for Smith has been darkened by news of his recent diagnosis with Binswanger’s Disease, a form of dementia. But Smith was in high spirits as he looked back on his career with KRCC’s Michelle Mercer, who offers this retrospective.

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Disclaimer: the Philharmonic is an underwriter of KRCC.

Filed under: Arts & Culture,Colorado Springs,KRCC News,Michelle Mercer — andrea @ 8:29 am

3 Comments »

  1. Hello Larry,
    Clearly challenges continue in this wonderful life we are each blessed with. My heart goes out to you and I enjoyed so much hearing your voice during the interview.
    All is well here and I am enjoying retirement, well earned as you will know for yourself. And, as you state, we both still have the love of music.
    Fred Sautter

    Comment by Fred Sautter — February 19, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

  2. Hi Lar,
    I could probably just tell you this in person but this is a wonderful interview!
    Love you,
    Stacy

    Comment by Stacy Sloan — March 16, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

  3. Larry,

    You have blessed Colorado Springs, the Philharmonic, and me. You are an artist of the highest degree. Thank you.

    Your friend,
    Alice

    Comment by alice — March 21, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

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