Houston Symphony to Host Festival in Honor of Andrés Orozco-Estrada

The two-week event will pay tribute to the beloved music director’s achievements.

By Jessica Lodge March 4, 2022

All good things must come to an end. This spring, the Houston Symphony will say farewell to Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada after a momentous eight year tenure. Andrés Fest: A Symphonic Celebration is a two week festival that will take place March 18-27 and includes a slew of performances and activities.


The festival, says John Mangum, Houston Symphony’s executive director and CEO, is “a wonderful way to salute someone who’s brought so much to our organization and to our city’s cultural life.”

On March 23, the Colombian-born Orozco-Estrada will be in conversation with Magnum on the symphony stage as they walk down memory lane and relive the music director’s favorite moments. Those wanting to attend are able to reserve free in-person and livestream tickets.

Andrés Fest performances can be attended in person at Jones Hall with select dates livestreamed for patrons to enjoy at home. Single tickets for in-person events can be purchased starting at $26 or patrons can purchase a festival pass for all events for $150.

Livestream tickets are available for purchase now, and all-access and classical subscribers will receive links for each livestream. 

Weekday events for the fest are set to be announced soon. Other festival highlights include: 

  • March 18-20: Patrons will experience Saint-Saëns’ musical, Carnival of the Animals, featuring piano legend Emmanuel Axe, and the world premiere of Kyle Rivera’s Bridgetower Variations
  • March 26-27: Enjoy the premiere of Bruce Broughton’s Horn Concerto by symphony principal William VerMeulen and Wynton Marsalis’ Tuba Concerto by principal tuba Dave Kirk. There will also be the live performance of Ravel’s Boléro and Gershwin’s An American in Paris


For the full, two-week schedule and tickets, click here.

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