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Hans Graf Discusses Conducting Young Musicians at the Texas Music Festival

Saturday night (June 18, 2016) at 7:30 at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston, former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf will make his first appearance at the Texas Music Festival, the month-long intensive program for students aspiring to become professional symphony musicians. Graf is leading the orchestra in a program of three […]

Former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf. (Photo Courtesy: Bruce Bennett)Saturday night (June 18, 2016) at 7:30 at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston, former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf will make his first appearance at the Texas Music Festival, the month-long intensive program for students aspiring to become professional symphony musicians.

Graf is leading the orchestra in a program of three technically demanding works by early 20th century composers: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alban Berg and Anton Webern.

He tells News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop about the performance and about the experience of conducting at music festivals.

(Above: Former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf. Photo Courtesy: Bruce Bennett)

MORE: A Boot Camp for Budding Classical Music Professionals (Houston Matters, June 3, 2014)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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