The home of several generations of musicians and conductors, the Osesp has been primarily motivated during its 60-year history by the quest for musical excellence and the democratization of concert music.
To celebrate this trajectory, the 2014 Season consists of 37 weeks of concerts in the Sala São Paulo concert hall, including performances by the Orchestra, the Osesp’s Choir and chamber groups, as well as recitals. In addition, the Season includes tours of five cities in the state of São Paulo in February, and performances in six Brazilian state capitals in August.
More than 70 invited conductors and soloists will take part in the Season. The Artist in Residence will be the French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet; the Visiting Composer, the Scot James MacMillan; and the Featured Composer, Leonard Bernstein.
In 2014 the Osesp’s Choir will celebrate its 20th anniversary and, as well as performing a series of special concerts in the Sala São Paulo hall and around the state of São Paulo, there will be a special tribute to Mariana Valença, who has been a member of the Choir since its inception.
Five Brazilian composers will see their commissioned works performed by the Osesp for the first time, namely Alexandre Lunsqui, Celso Loureiro Chaves, Egberto Gismonti, Ronaldo Miranda and Sergio Assad. The Season will also feature the debut performance of an arrangement created by Dori Caymmi based on the work of Dorival Caymmi, and an international co-commission by the North American John Adams, considered one of the greatest contemporary composers.
Check out all the details of the 2014 Season.