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4.24.17 Andrés to conduct Pittsburgh Symphony in New Castle. More info

3.22.17 Shuttered Wilkinsburg High School Auditorium To Open For One More Pittsburgh Symphony Concert. More info

2.24.17 Signature Symphony announces 2017-18 Season “From the Heartland: Tulsa Music Connections". More info

1.23.17 Signature Symphony concert "a performance marked by passionate, sympathetic playing” according to Tulsa World. More info

1.2.17 Signature Symphony concert named “Memorable Moment in 2016" by Tulsa World. More info

10.5.16 "Andres Franco makes impressive showing during Oklahoma City Philharmonic concert” The Oklahoman. More info

9.25.16 Glowing review of the Signature Symphony’s opning concert in Tulsa. More info 

8.4.16 Personality Test: Andrés Franco on Triblive.com More info

7.29.16 Review of the Classical Mixer with the PSO. More info

7.15.16 Watch Andres’ video interview with Atlanta Music Critic. More info

6.25.16 Andrés will make his debut at the Grant Park Music Festival in July, 2016. More info

5.10.16 Andrés Franco will make his debut with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic as a finalist for Music Director More info

4.21.16 Andrés named a finalist for Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic. More info

4.18.16 Great review of Andrés’ Season Finale in Tulsa. More info

4.6.16 Andrés conducts Pittsburgh Symphony in New Castle. More info

3.25.16 Signature Symphony conductor and wife balance careers and life. More info

2.7.16 Signature Symphony announces 2016-17 Season. More info

1.30.16 Andrés to debut at OK Mozart. More info 

1.14.16 Blog: "PSO Immersion Week”. More info

11.3.15 A review of Andrés’ concert with the Sinfonietta in the  Chicago Tribune. More info

10.10.15 Andrés to conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during Light Up Night. More info

9.12.15 Great review of Andrés’ inaugural concert with the Signature Symphony. More info

7.30.15 Andrés will return to conduct the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra on December 12 and 13, 2016. More info 

6.22.15 Andrés Franco has been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. More info 

5.24.15 Andrés unveils his inaugural season with the Signature Symphony. More info

5.16.15 A review of Andrés’ subscription debut with the Columbus Symphony. More info

5.1.15 Andrés to debut with the Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall in November of 2015. More info 

4.3.15 Andrés will have his subscription debut with the Columbus Symphony in May of 2015. The program includes works by Copland, Debussy, Ginastera and Revueltas. More info

3.12.15 Andrés Franco named Music Director of Tulsa's Signature Symphony. More info 

1.21.15 Andrés has been reengaged to conduct the St. Louis Symphony on February 14, 2015. More info

12.29.14 Andrés’ concert with the FWSO makes the Dallas Morning News Top 10 Performances of 2014. More info

11.20.14 Great review on Theater Jones of Andrés’ debut with the Fort Worth Symphony. More info

11.16.14 Here is Scott Cantrell’s (Dallas Morning News) wonderful review of Andrés’ subscription debut with the FWSO. More info

11.15.14 Excellent review  of Andrés’ debut with the FWSO by Olin Chism (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). More info 

11.12.14 Andrés talks with 360 Magazine about his upcoming subscription debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. More info

10.22.14 Here is a link to Andrés' interview on Tulsa’s Channel 8 about his week  as a candidate for Artistic Director and Conductor of the Signature Symphony. More info

9.24.14 Concerts in the Garden has been voted “Best Classical Music Performance” by the readers of the Fort Worth Weekly Magazine! More info

8.15.14 Andrés will open the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 Season with a concert featuring music by John Williams on September 5-7. More info

7.13.14 Andrés has been re-engaged by the Houston Symphony to conduct two concerts in August, 2014. More info 

6.6.14 Andrés will start his second season as Artistic Director of the Concerts in the Garden Summer Festival, running form June 6 to July 5 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. More info

5.5.14 Andrés will make his debut with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in July of 2014. More info  

4.14.14 Andrés returns to conduct the National Symphony of Colombia in a program featuring works by Dvorak, Ranjbaran and Respighi. More info

3.6.14 Andrés will make his subscription debut with the FWSO in November of 2014. More info

2.18.14 Listen to a podcast of “The Search”, a radio documentary about the Lake Forest Symphony Music Director Search. The third installment features Andrés. More info

2.9.14 Andrés has been named a finalist in the Signature Symphony (Tulsa, OK) Music Director Search. He will conduct two concerts during the 2014-2015 Season. More info

1.21.14 Andrés talks about Caminos del Inka: A Musical Journey in this Behind-the-Scenes article. More info   

1.20.14 A wonderful review of Andrés’ concerts with the Lake Forest Symphony and pianist Lukas Vondracek. More info

1.3.14 Andrés will conduct the Lake Forest Symphony on January 11 and 12, 2014 as a finalist for the Music Director position . More info

12.27.13 Andrés has been reengaged to conduct the National Symphony of Colombia after a very successful debut in June of 2013. The concert will take place in April of 2014. More info

11.15.13  Andrés will conduct the FWSO’s  "Home for the Holidays” concerts on November 30 and December 1. More info 

10.1.13 Andrés will conduct the Houston Symphony and the Sphinx Virtuosi on October 12, 2013. More info

9.15.13 Andrés will be featured in a radio documentary series produced by WFMT Chicago about the Lake Forest Symphony's Music Director Search. Andrés is a finalist in the search and will conduct the orchestra on January 11 and 12, 2014. More info

9.6.13 Andrés and Victoria will be hosting "Celebrity Bartenders" at Grace Restaurant, a fundraising event benefiting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. More info

8.22.13 An article in the Sun Times about the Lake Forest Symphony Music Director Search. Andrés is a finalist for the position and will conduct the orchestra in January, 2014. More info

8.5.13 Andrés has been promoted to Resident Conductor of the FWSO. More info

7.6.13 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Dazzles Audiences with Concerts in the Garden. More info

6.27.13 Follow this link to see a TwitCam interview with Andrés about his concert with the National Symphony of Colombia. More info

6.25.13 A review of "The Music of Woodstock". More info

5.21.13 Andrés has been named a finalist in the Lake Forest Symphony Music Director Search. He will appear as guest conductor on January 11-12. 2014. More info

4.29.13 Andrés has been appointed Artistic Director of the Concerts in the Garden Music Festival. More info

4.5.13 Andrés will make his debut with the National Symphony of Colombia in June of 2013. More info

3.7.13 Andrés Franco has been promoted to Resident Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra starting in the Fall of 2013.

1.23.13 Andrés will conduct a one-night-only concert featuring Rufus Wainwright and the FWSO at Bass Hall on June 13.  

12.18.12 Here is a review of Andrés's concert featuring Wynonna Judd and the FWSO. Follow this link

11.19.12 El Paso Times' Doug Pullen writes about Andrés Franco's concert with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. Follow this link  

11.12.12 Andrés is conducting this week in El Paso, TX where he is a candidate for the Music Director position. Click here for more info 

10.19.12 Andrés has joined the roster of Schmidt Artists International. Click here to visit the website

10.5.12 Andrés' concert with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra named one of this week's Top Classical Concerts by John von Rhein's (Chicago Tribune). Click here for more info 

10.4.12 WFMT Chicago will broadcast Andrés' concert with the  Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Sunday October 7 at 5 p.m. Central. Follow this link and click on "Listen Live"

8.27.12 Click below for reviews of Andrés' participation in the FWSO's American Music Festival. Concert 1     Concert 2     Concert 3

7.24.12 Andrés will share the podium with Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya during the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's American Festival on August 24-26, 2012. 

7.17.12 Andrés will assist Leonard Slatkin during the Finals of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His duties will include preparing the orchestra  and serving as cover conductor for Maestro Slatkin.

7.13.12 Andrés has been named a finalist in the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Music Director Search. He will appear as guest conductor on November 16-17, 2012. Click here for more info

6.5.12 Andrés has been invited to conduct the Bogota Philharmonic in the 2012-13 Season after a successful debut last year. The concerts will take place on September 7 and 8, 2012. 

5.18.12 Andrés will appear in concert at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music on Friday August 3rd.

4.28.12 A review of my concert with Ben Folds and the FWSO: http://www.dfw.com/2012/04/27/613601/review-ben-folds-shines-at-bass.html

4.11.12 Andrés will be working with the St. Louis Symphony in May. He will serve as cover conductor for Peter Oundjian from May 1-6 and conduct two Education Concerts on May 9.

3.15.12 Andrés will conduct Ben Folds’ one-night-only Bass Hall debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on April 27, 2012. 

2.27.12 Andrés will conduct a concert featuring the Canadian Tenors and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra on April 20-22. 

2.15.12 Andrés will appear as a guest conductor with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. Click here for the ESO’s 2012-13 Season announcement

1.11.12 Andrés has ben named a finalist in the Springfield Symphony Music Director Search and will conduct the orchestra on September 22, 2012. 

1.10.12 Andrés Franco will conduct his European debut on February 25, 2012  with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in a concert featuring music by Dvorak, Berlioz and Rufus Wainwright.

12.15.11 Andrés Franco will conduct the Eugene Symphony in a concert of Latin American music on January 19, 2012. 

11.17.11 Andrés Franco has been invited to participate in the Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music in February, 2012. Click for more info 

11.14.11 Andrés and the FWSO Brass will return to Southlake for the annual Christmas Concert at White’s Chapel on December 20

10.15.11 Andrés will conduct the Springfield Symphony Orchestra on November 12. 

10.01.11 Andrés will conduct a Gala Concert celebrating the opening of the new Tarrant County Community College Campus. 

09.22.11 A review of Andrés Franco’s concert with the FWSO featuring  Holst’s “The Planets”: http://www.dfw.com/2011/09/21/512612/fort-worth-symphony-to-take-concertgoers.html

08.01.11 Andrés will guest conduct the Bogota Philharmonic on October 1. 

07.01.11 Andrés will conduct the Caminos del Inka Ensemble at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas. 

06.15.11 Andrés will conduct two concerts with the Caminos del Inka Ensemble at the Oregon Bach Festival.