When: March, April, June, and July 2015. Currently planning the 2016 season

Where: Santa Marta, Colombia | Paipa, Medellín, and Bogotá in Colombia  |  Miami, FL  |  Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston, TX

Ensemble: Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (FJC website)

During the month of July 2015, I had the privilege to prepare the orchestra for its second tour to the United States of America. This event marked the pilot staging for our 2-year project: To present Stravinsky’s le Sacre du Printemps where the musicians themselves would be the choreography of the ballet. The results are still in what we consider the production process, but it is already a testament to the talent, commitment, and generosity of our players and their conviction with every work of art they can put their hands on.

Please see the whole concert in Bogotá, Teatro León de Greiff.
– The Stravinsky starts at minute 57:50 –


And one more in Fort Worth (TCU, School of Music):



To read the Program Notes and Blog entries I have created, please feel free to browse this list:


Watch one of the institutional videos of this wonderful Orchestra: Filarmónica Joven de Colombia

To follow the blog of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and their coaching efforts in Colombia, please visit MCO BLOG


You can go back to the Projects page or browse some more of these activities:

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    Welcome to the page of Carlos Andres Botero as Musical Ambassador of the Houston Symphony.



    As the assistant conductor I lead the rehearsal process and coordinate the activities of our International Faculty during the residencies.



    Led by Houston Symphony Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, Lunada is presented by The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston



    This blog is a space to share ideas on music and practically everything else. Bringing the noise of everyday down for a minute, here are some of my thoughts and ideas about music, books, art in general, and professional life.

    Carlos Andres Botero

    Musically Speaking at Houston Symphony

    As part of my Ambassadorship in the Houston Symphony, I have become a Co-Host on the Musically Speaking Series with Andrés



    In Batuta we are helping to shape the lives of over 40,000 young musicians in Colombia.