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New Assistant Conductor At the Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Monday October 3rd, 2022, 7:46pm

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The Windsor Symphony Orchestra announced Monday that Mexican conductor and pianist Francisco Hernández Bolaños will take on the role of Assistant Conductor.

“After an international search for our next Assistant Conductor, I am thrilled we found Francisco. His musicianship, positive attitude and strength in education make him the perfect person to add to our team. His role is vital to the success of the WSO, and I am excited to see where he takes the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra and our Education and Family programs in the next chapter of our development,” said Maestro Robert Franz.

November 27th will be his first time on the podium in Canada, conducting the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Fall Concert!

“I am very excited and grateful to be a part of the passionate and committed team at the WSO! I already feel so welcome and I’m certain this new adventure will bring me great joy and continuous artistic growth,” Francisco sais.

He was the previous Artistic Director of the State of Veracruz Youth Symphony Orchestra (OSJEV in Spanish). He was Assistant Conductor with orchestras at Arizona State University, the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras, and the School of Music of the University of Veracruz Symphony Orchestra.

He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and Master of Music in conducting from the School of Music at the University of Veracruz and has recently earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Orchestra and Opera Conducting from Arizona State University (ASU).

In addition to conducting, Francisco is passionate about Mexican traditional music. He enjoys drinking good coffee in the company of wonderful people and reading a great book! Francisco enjoys food from different cultures, which keeps him on the lookout for new culinary experiences.

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