Andrés Orozco-Estrada Named Next Music Director of the City of Cologne & Gürzenich Kapellmeister

Mayor Henriette Reker and Head of Cultural Affairs Stefan Charles announced the appointment of Colombian conductor and violinist Andrés Orozco-Estrada to the position of Music Director of the City of Cologne and Gürzenich Kapellmeister. In his new role, Orozco-Estrada will be responsible for the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and the Cologne Opera. His tenure begins Sept. 2025. Cologne’s Mayor Henriette Reker stated, {…}

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Ends Tenure with Houston Symphony with Mahler’s Second Symphony

Andrés Orozco-Estrada has chosen to end his eight-year tenure as Houston Symphony Music Director. The conductor will conclude his tenure with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” on April 29, 30, and May 1, 2022. The farewell concerts will take place in Jones Hall, and the Saturday night performance will be livestreamed. For the symphony, which requires the full complement of the {…}

Renée Fleming, Ana María Martínez & J’Nai Bridges Lead Houston Symphony’s 2021-22 Season

(Credit: Houston Symphony Orchestra) The Houston Symphony has announced its 2021-22 season featuring world-class soloists and Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s final season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. The season opens with Steven Reineke conducting Renée Fleming. Performance Date: Sept. 11, 2021 Andrea Bocelli joins the Houston Symphony for a special evening. Performance Date: Oct. 11, 2021 Bernard Labadie conducts Houston {…}