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Maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada On The Passion, Emotion And Journey Of Mahler’s First Symphony

The Houston Symphony Music Director provides his personal insights on one of the greatest composers and conductors in classical music.



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Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director of the Houston Symphony
Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, chatting backstage at Jones Hall

In a mini-conversation recorded at Jones Hall, I asked Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada to share his thoughts on Gustav Mahler and his love of the Austrian master's Symphony No. 1 in D major.

The Houston Symphony presents Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1, this weekend: Friday, September 23, 8pm; Saturday, September 24, 8pm and Sunday, September 25, 2:30pm at Jones Hall. The program also features winning works of the Houston Symphony Young Composer Competition: El Sombrerón by Victor Agudelo and Pathways by Benjamin Krause.

[The recording used in this segment is Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – Houston Symphony/Christoph Eschenbach (Koch 7405)]

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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