Conductors

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Music Director

Orozco-Estrada is a dynamic young conductor, intensely musical, technically consummate, and detailed in his preparation and rehearsals. In concert, he radiates on the podium and has a special talent for sharing his admiration of music with his audience. Off the podium, he is sincere, warm and approachable. A natural communicator, Orozco-Estrada is fluent in Spanish, German and English. He is the Houston Symphony’s first Hispanic music director.

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Hans Graf, Conductor Laureate

Known for his wide range of repertoire and creative programming, the distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf is one of today's most highly respected musicians. Mr. Graf was chosen to be the Music Director of the Houston Symphony in 2000 and began his tenure with the orchestra in September 2001.

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Michael Krajewski, Principal Pops Conductor

Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. He is the principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - the first to hold such a title in Atlanta.

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Robert Franz, Associate Conductor

Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz is emerging as one of the most talented conductors of his generation.

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