Pacho Flores faces the 2022/23 season as resident artist of two important European orchestras: the Galicia Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. After a summer in which he was also resident artist at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s La Virée Classique festival, and during the 22/23 academic year Pacho Flores will combine his status as resident artist in the Atlantic ports of A Coruña and Liverpool, with the OSG and the RLPO, orchestras participating in the shared commission for Gabriela Ortiz’s new trumpet concerto, Altar de Bronce, together with the New World Symphony, which has scheduled the premiere for the 2023/24 season, and another orchestra yet to be determined.
With the Galician orchestra it will be present with three programs, two symphonic, both under the baton of Manuel Hernández-Silva, one of which has an important educational aspect as it will be performed with the Youth Orchestra of the Galician Symphony, and one of chamber music along with guitarist Jesús ‘Pingüino’ González, with whom he recorded the album ENTROPÍA for Deutsche Grammophon, in collaboration with the A Coruña Philharmonic Society. The program with the young orchestra includes the Concierto de Otoño, by Arturo Márquez, and Albares, Concerto for flugelhorn by Pacho Flores himself; the second program includes Paquito D’Rivera’s Concerto Venezolano together with the world premiere of Altar de Bronce. All these concerts related to Pacho’s residency in Galicia will take place in April 2023. The British orchestra has also proposed three activities, an extraordinary Christmas program, and two subscription programs directed by its head Domingo Hindoyan, the first, in May, with two classics from the French repertoire for trumpet such as the Concerto by Tomasi and the Concertino for trumpet, piano and strings by Jolivet; and a season finale in July that includes Salseando by Roberto Sierra and the UK premiere of Altar de Bronce. These four works will be recorded for a new album. Therefore, December 2022, April, May and July 2023 will be the periods of this double residency.
Along with these two residencies, other outstanding activities of a season that begins with the presentation of ESTIRPE, their fifth album for Deutsche Grammophon, are the premieres in the US and Norway of Historias de Flores y Tangos, with the orchestras of Walla y Walla and Arctic Philharmonic respectively, the latter under the direction of Hernández-Silva, as well as concerts in Singapore, Tucson, Buffalo, Belgrade, Quebec, etc. With the closure of the premiere cycle of the Daniel Freiberg concert throughout the 2022/23 season, there are now five new concertos resulting from the project of shared commissions for new trumpet concerts that Pacho has promoted: Arturo Márquez, Paquito D’ Rivera, Efraín Oscher, Roberto Sierra and the aforementioned Freiberg, and throughout 2023/24 the remaining two, by Christian Lindberg and Gabriela Ortiz, will be also completed.