The Balcones Community Orchestra is in its twenty-fourth season of bringing high-quality chamber orchestra music to the Austin region. The all-volunteer group draws its repertoire from the masterworks for small orchestra, and presents free concerts in venues that approximate the conditions under which these works were first performed and heard.
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Francisco Ramos, Horn
October 23, 2022
Sunday 4:00 pm
St. Martin's Lutheran Church
606 W. 15th 78701
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September 25 Gerald Gaul, Viola - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
October 23 Francisco Ramos, Horn - St. Martin's Lutheran Church
November 20 Bryan Hall, Violin - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
January 22 James Shields, Clarinet - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
February 19 Ian Davison, Oboe and Daris Hale, Bassoon - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
March 19 Husan Yoo, Violin- St. Martin's Lutheran Church
April 23 Francesco Mastromatteo, Cello - Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
May 21 Jonathan Tsay, Piano - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Francisco Ramos, Bio
Honduran Horn player Francisco Ramos started his musical enthusiasm at the age of 6. He developed his musical taste with piano and switched to horn at the age of 13. Inspired by Hermann Baumann, Dennis Brain, and the Tylsǎr Brothers, Francisco envisions a melodious operatic sound that combines a mellow and dark sound with a hint of vibrato.
Francisco participated with his hometown chamber orchestra as a soloist often. With this orchestra, he played all of Mozart’s Concertos and Strauss’ Concerto No. 1 among other pieces. He also participated as a section member of the Honduran philharmonic. In 2014 and 2016, Francisco won the solo concerto competition at the University of Southern Mississippi and played with the USM Wind Ensemble and Orchestra respectively. He has also participated in the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
Francisco received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2018 and his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee in 2021. He is currently pursuing his Doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Professor Patrick Hughes.