Orozco-Estrada looks forward to taking reins at Houston Symphony

Posted on: May 23, 2013

Wednesday (5/22) on the ABC News channel 13 website (Houston), Gina Gaston writes, “May month marks the end of Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf’s 12-year tenure with the orchestra. A dynamic young conductor soon takes the helm as the symphony begins its year-long centennial celebration. We traveled to Vienna, Austria to learn more about how Andres Orozco-Estrada knew this was the job for him and how his Colombian culture may make its way into a Houston Symphony concert. The stage at the historic Musikverein in Vienna, Austria is a long way away from Medellín, Colombia where Orozco-Estrada first dreamt of becoming a conductor. … Now at age 35, Orozco-Estrada has been described as ‘an imminent talent,’ ‘an inspired master of communication’ and ‘a conductor to experience that makes music with the heart.’ He began conducting as a teen in Colombia but left at 19 to train at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, the city of music. Now Orozco-Estrada directs the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Vienna, but in the fall, he becomes the Houston Symphony’s music director designate, just as the symphony celebrates its centennial.”

Posted May 23, 2013