Colorado Springs Music Director Will Resign (Or Will He?)

“Lawrence Leighton Smith, the nationally known music director of the financially strapped Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, all but admitted Monday that he will resign his position today.” Smith had threatened as much before the cash-strapped ensemble declared bankruptcy last week, as a show of support to the orchestra’s musicians, who were being asked to take a pay cut. However, although this report claimed that Smith would announce his resignation on January 14, a subsequent article (see above) reports that he has not yet followed through.