Music in the Mountains’ Conservatory’s dramatic close

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Music in the Mountains’ Conservatory’s dramatic close

Conservatory’s dramatic close
Flute and oboe players rehearse for Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”: From left, Morgan Thomas, Savannah Gentry, Elise Conti, Peter Davies, Kristin Weber, Shara Jeyarajah, Bennett Lopez and Sarah Craft.
Conservatory Orchestra Conductor Andres Moran’s principal instrument is the French Horn.

Music in the Mountains’ Conservatory’s dramatic close

Flute and oboe players rehearse for Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”: From left, Morgan Thomas, Savannah Gentry, Elise Conti, Peter Davies, Kristin Weber, Shara Jeyarajah, Bennett Lopez and Sarah Craft.
Conservatory Orchestra Conductor Andres Moran’s principal instrument is the French Horn.
Who is Andres Moran?

Andres Moran, 37, is Andy to his colleagues, and he hails from El Paso, Texas. And like many professional musicians his age, Moran is in transition.
In September, Moran will become professor of horn and director of orchestras at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
“I wasn’t actively looking for another gig,” Moran said in an interview last week. “My wife, Mary, and I could get by playing and teaching in El Paso, but the opportunity presented itself, and we decided to take it.”
Moran has been resident conductor of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and has overseen the El Paso Youth Orchestras as music director and general manager. A decade ago, he was invited by Music in the Mountains Festival Director Greg Hustis to conduct an all-Mozart program to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. For the last two years, Moran has served as conductor of the Conservatory Orchestra.
A native of El Paso, Moran studied conducting at Indiana University and holds a master’s degree in conducting and horn performance from Southern Methodist University.
Moran and his family, wife, Mary; sons Isaac, 4, and Oscar, 1; will soon leave El Paso for northern winters.

If you go

Conservatory Music in the Mountains Orchestra Concert, Andres Moran conductor, soloist Peter Davies, 10 a.m. Saturday, Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, works by Mussorgsky, Mozart and Butz. Tickets: $20/$10. For more information, visit www.musicinthemountains.com or call 385-6820.

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