The Houston Symphony has appointed JIMMY LÓPEZ composer-in-residence for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. A native of Peru now living in California, López has had his works performed at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Tanglewood, Aspen, Darmstadt, and Donaueschingen music festivals. His symphonic poem América Salvaje was featured last September during the Houston Symphony’s annual Fiesta Sinfónica led by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, and a highlight of López’s 2017-18 residency will be the September 22-24 world premiere, under Orozco-Estrada’s direction, of a violin concerto he is writing for the orchestra and Spanish violinist Leticia Moreno. As resident composer López will also engage in activities with Houston-area youth.
Posted January 27, 2017