Today's Classical Music Video

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Houston Symphony's New Music Director

Last week the Houston Symphony announced that Andres Orozco-Estrada would succeed Hans Graf as the orchestra's music director. Orozco-Estrada, 35, was born in Colombia and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music.

Orozco-Estrada will conduct 13 concerts with the HSO next season then 12 weeks of concerts each year for five years starting with the 2014-2015 season. Orozco-Estrada will become the 16th music director of the orchestra following in the footsteps of Graf, Eschenbach,  Comissiona, Foster, Previn, Barbirolli and Stokowski.

Andres Orozco-Estrada will be the HSO's first Hispanic music director and that will be a major asset in a community that has a large Hispanic population.

Andres Orozco-Estrada is principal conductor of the Basque National Orchestra in Spain and music director of the Tonkunstler Orchestra in Vienna. In this video he conducts the Tonkunstler Orchestra in one of the Ten Basque Melodies by Jesus Guridi, at a concert recorded live in Vienna's Musikverein.

Paul E. Robinson

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