The Consulate General of Mexico, The Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and The Rio Grande Theatre will present the flute concert by Mexican virtuous Horacio Franco. It will take place at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium on Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6:00 pm. The concert will be free of charge.
Owner of a vast repertoire that ranges from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque to contemporary works (most of them written specially for him) he has broken the stereotype of the traditional classical musician and has been acclaimed by international critics like one the worthiest representatives of his instrument at world-wide level. He studied in the National Conservatoire in Mexico to finish later “Cum Laude” at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, Holland, with Marijke Miessen and Walter Van Hauwe.
As a very active performer, Franco very often plays with several ensembles and he is a frequent soloist with virtually every Mexican orchestra. He also appears with distinguished ensembles around the globe, among them the American Composers Orchestra (during his outstanding debut in 1994 at Carnegie Hall), The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Kibbutzim Chamber Orchestra, Accademia della Magnifica Comunitá, Orchestra da Camera Florentina, Hungary’s Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Tokyo Solisten. Of special note is Franco's record of appearances over seven consecutive seasons with the famous orchestra Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He has edited more than 22 CDs, in which he performs either as soloist, with ensemble or as conductor. Currently, Franco finds himself discovering new horizons, since he is working on jazz projects and also keeps an intensive activity giving recitals, school concerts, lectures and master classes.