Plano Symphony Orchestra Music Director Steps Down

By Francisco Salazar

The Plano Symphony Orchestra in Texas has announced that its Music Director will step down.

The orchestra said that Brenda Mills, President of the Plano Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, announced that at a recent Board of Directors’ retreat, Maestro Héctor Guzmán presented a five-year strategic artistic plan for the orchestra and incorporated into the plan his move from Music Director to Music Director Emeritus. The plan also noted the naming of a new music director during the PSO’s 2027-2028 season.

Guzmán noted that his role as Music Director Emeritus would allow him to continue his association as guest conductor.

In a statement, the maestro said, “Music making has been the greatest joy of my life. My decision comes at a time in my life when I feel emotionally, physically, and musically at the highest point in my career and therefore, the perfect time to let someone else continue this wonderful legacy.”

Throughout his career, Guzmán has conducted with the Monterrey Symphony, Xalapa Symphony, State of Mexico Symphony, UNAM Philharmonic, Philharmonic Society Orchestra, Bellas Artes Chamber Orchestra, the San Antonio and Dallas Symphonies, the Wheeling Symphony, the National Symphony of the Dominican Republic, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Mexico, the Vivaldi Orchestra of Mexico City, the Collegium Orchestra of Prague in the Czech Republic, the Japan Philharmonic and the Amadeus orchestra in Ruffano, Italy.