A concert hall is named after Jesus Lopez Cobos

A concert hall is named after Jesus Lopez Cobos


norman lebrecht

March 17, 2018

Message from a principal player in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León:


Right after Maestro Jesus Lopez Cobos passed, I made 2 suggestions to our general manager.

One was that we should invite Maestro’s youngest son, Francois Lopez Ferrer, a talented young conductor who is Asst. in Santiago, Chile & giving excellent performances at big competitions, to conduct us as part of his father’s legacy. I’ve been told he’s coming next season!

The second was an idea I saw mentioned in a FB discussion which I knew had to be elevated to the powers that be. The proposal was that our concert hall be re-named for Jesus Lopez Cobos. Never in a million years did I think it would happen this fast! It was announced today!




  • buxtehude says:

    You’re a miracle worker! Zauberflöte. (While you’re at it could you ask the GM to send me some money?)

  • Alejandro Berger says:

    You are right about François. He’s very talented. I watched him in Chile and he was awesome!

  • Carmen says:

    Here’s the link about the plan to rename the Auditorio Miguel Delibes in Valladolid, Spain, home of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, for Maestro Jesús López Cobos.


    The announcement was made yesterday, March 17, by the Minister of Culture of Castilla y León at Maestro López Cobos’ funeral.

    The Maestro was a native son of Castilla y León and was laid to rest in his home town of Toro. He was Director Emerito of the OSCYL and was beloved by the musicians of the orchestra and by the citizens of Castilla y León.

    The hall, part of an arts complex named for the writer Miguel Delibes, opened in 2007 and was designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. It will now bear the name “Sala Sinfonica Jesús López Cobos”. https://www.oscyl.com/

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Very fitting and respectful tributes to this brilliant man.

  • ROBERT says:

    The renaming of the hall is a wonderful tribute to Maestro López Cobos! Great news!!

    Last year, I witnessed François López-Ferrer conducting the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile with guitarist Pepe Romero as soloist. It was some of the best concerts we have ever been to. Hopefully he will be heard more often in Europe. Here are some interviews of his I found on YouTube…



  • Carmen says:

    News just out today that the Conservatory of Music in Zamora is also proposing to be renamed in honor of Jesus Lopez Cobos. http://www.icalnews.com/Mostrar.cfm/noticias/I/ciudadanos/propone/nuevo/conservatorio/profesional/zamora/lleve/nombre/jesus/lopez/cobos/420493