Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair
Foundation Spotlight: Cullen Foundation
The Houston Symphony salutes The Cullen Foundation for its generous contributions towards the cultural arts, education, health care, and public service in the Houston area. The Foundation was established by Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen in 1947, and it has supported the Symphony for more than sixty years.
In that time, the Foundation has been a loyal donor to the orchestra in times of prosperity and an invaluable champion during difficult times. It has made extraordinary gifts to help sustain the orchestra, including contributions to Hurricane Harvey relief and to the Symphony’s Endowment Campaign. We are proud that, thanks to the Foundation’s generosity, Andrés Orozco-Estrada is the fourth Music Director to hold the Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair, following Sergiu Comissiona, Christoph Eschenbach, and Hans Graf.
The Houston Symphony’s Foundation Spotlight series celebrates the charitable organizations that support the orchestra and its service to Houstonians, as part of the city’s thriving cultural sector.