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Andres Orozco-Estrada Conducts the Houston Symphony

This weekend at Jones Hall, Houston Symphony Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in a program featuring symphonies by Mozart and Haydn, and a work by Alfred Schnittke that pays homage to both of these 18th-century giants.  Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about the program with St.John Flynn.

For the first of two consecutive weekends of concerts with the Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada has chosen Haydn’s Symphony No. 59, known as “Fire,” and Mozart’s final symphony, No. 41, “Jupiter.”

Sandwiched between the music of these two towering classical figures is a work that draws upon elements of both composers’ work.  Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn for two solo violins and string orchestra, written in 1976, might be described as a collage of the two composers’ music, but with a decidedly 20th-century treatment.

For more information about this weekend’s Houston Symphony performances, visit the orchestra online.

Watch St.John’s interview with Andrés for HoustonPBS’s arts show, Arts InSight.


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