Pacho Flores begins in December his artistic residency with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, which will be completed with two further visits to the British orchestra in May and July 2023 and close with the recording of a new album with its principal conductor, Domingo Hindoyan. In this first visit, Pacho will participate in the Spirit of Christmas concerts under the direction of Ian Tracey; in May, he will offer two French trumpet concerts by Tomasi and Jolivet; and in July he will perform again Salseando by Roberto Sierra, a concert co-commissioned and premiered by the orchestra back in 2020, and offer the UK premiere of Altar de Bronce, a new trumpet concerto by Gabriela Ortiz, commissioned together with the Galician Symphony (Hernández-Silva), New World Symphony (Carlos Miguel Prieto) and San Diego Symphony (Rafael Payare).
Pacho’s relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is very close, as it is the fourth season that Pacho will perform at the Royal Philharmonic Hall after his visits in the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2021/22 seasons. The orchestra was part of the joint commission of three new trumpet concertos: Salseando, by Roberto Sierra, Altar de Bronce, by Gabriela Ortiz, and Concerto Venezolano by Paquito D’Rivera; along which Pacho has also performed Arturo Márquez’s Concierto de Otoño, a result of the same project of shared commissions, and Cantos y Revueltas, by Pacho himself.
This season Pacho is also resident artist with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, with which he will offer two symphonic programs, both conducted by Manuel Hernández-Silva, and a chamber music concert with Jesús ‘Pingüino’ Gonzalez, included in the season of the Philharmonic Society of A Coruña. The symphonic programs include the Galician Youth Symphony Orchestra, with which he will perform Concierto de Otoño by Márquez and Albares, a flugelhorn concert by Flores himself; and the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, with D’Rivera’s Concerto Venezolano and the World premiere of Ortiz’s Altar de Bronce.
Manuel Hernández-Silva conducts two programs within the symphonic season of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Colón, including the opening concert. In this first subscription concert, which will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, he will conduct a monograph on Johannes Brahms including the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77, with Frank Peter Zimmerman, and the Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. On July 1, 2023 he will conduct his second program at the eighth subscription concert, with the Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E Flat Major, K. 364/320d by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Diarios VI by Gerardo Gandini, and Redes, by Silvestre Revueltas.
Before his first visit to Buenos Aires, he will make his debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National du Pays de la Loire and the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic, and in between visits to Buenos Aires he will also maje his debut with the Galicia Symphony Orchestra, also in a double stay as he will dedicate a week to the Youth Orchestra and another to the professional orchestra, where he will conduct the World premiere of Altar de Bronce, the new concert for Pacho Flores by the Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz, a shared commission between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the New World Symphony and San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
After this engagement in Galicia, Hernández-Silva will return to the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia where, again in a period of two weeks, he will conduct two programs, the second of which including the American premiere of Concierto del Mar for Venezuelan Cuatro and orchestra, by Leo Rondón, with the composer himself as soloist. After his second concert in Buenos Aires, he will travel to Santiago to lead the Chilean National Symphony and will close the season at the Cesky Krumlov Festival leading the Prague Philharmonic and soloists Beatriz Díaz, soprano, Pablo García López, tenor, and Rafael Aguirre, guitar in a Spanish program, similar to the one he conducted last season with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra.