Classical Music

Robert Franz, Houston Symphony Conductor Extends Contract Through 2014

Associate Conductor Robert Franz signed a two-year extension to his contract and will remain with the Houston Symphony through the 2013-2014 season according to a press release. Franz, in his fourth season with the symphony, leads programming for the David Dewhurst Student concerts and is the front person for the family concert series.

"I am thrilled and humbled to have the opportunity to extend my relationship with the incredible musicians of the Houston Symphony," Franz said in the release. "Making music with my colleagues brings me great joy, and performing for our incredible audiences is like icing on the cake. I look forward to many more exciting performances together."

In addition to his duties with the Houston Symphony, Franz will continue to work as a guest conductor for the Virginia Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Musiqa here in Houston.

Additionally, he is the current music director of the Boise Philharmonic and the Music Director Emeritus of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, which he founded.

Franz's next appearances with the Houston Symphony will be with pops concerts, Bowfire, on March 9, 10 and 11 along with the next family concert, Symphony Under the Sea, on March 10.

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