Plano Symphony’s Guzman honored with inaugural Distinguished Mexicans Award

Posted on: October 29, 2018

“Among the mariachi music of Los Camperos last Saturday night, maestro and conductor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Hector Guzman accepted the inaugural Distinguished Mexicans Award for his career of orchestral musical direction in Irving, Plano and San Angelo,” writes Kelsey Samuels in Wednesday’s (10/24) Plano Star Courier (Texas). “Council General of Mexico in Dallas Francisco de la Torre nominated and presented Guzman with the award….  Though the award honors his Mexican heritage, Guzman said he owes his successes to north central Mexico and the generosity he’s received in America…. Guzman received degrees at University of North Texas and SMU with full scholarships. Guzman joined the PSO in 1983 as its music director and conductor. It was his first conducting job, and since then he’s gone on to conduct the Irving Symphony Orchestra and the San Angelo Symphony as well as the International Mariachi Festival in Guadalajara. Guzman said the award allowed him to ‘look back and see how also this country has been so good to me… We have a lot of problems—this country and Mexico and just about everybody—but I think one of the things that unites us is music.’ ”

Posted October 29, 2018