Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
) (São Paulo State Symphony
) is a symphony orchestra
based in São Paulo
. With more than 130 concerts during its annual season, it is one of the largest and best known orchestras
in South America.
With broad-based programming, juxtaposing the great works of international classical music with world premieres and pieces by Brazilian composers
, OSESP brings to Brazil some of the major current soloists and conductor
, such as Kurt Masur
, Gennady Rozhdestvensky
, Osmo Vanska
, and Marin Alsop
such as Barbara Hendricks
, Nathalie Stutzmann
and Sergei Leiferkus
, pianists Stephen Kovacevich
, Maria João Pires
, Paul Lewis
and Nelson Freire
, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, cellist Antonio Meneses
, and violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Leila Josefowicz and Leonidas Kavakos, among the more than 60 visiting artists each year.
Founded by Sousa Lima
in 1954, OSESP alternated between periods of success and great difficulty, including a hiatus in its activities. After Italian conductor, Bruno Roccela
’s stay, the group was under the command of Eleazar de Carvalho
for 24 years, until his death in 1996.
Under the direction of John Neschling
from 1997 to 2008, the orchestra went through major transformations which positioned them as a reference for quality and excellence in the fields of art, culture, and education in Brazil.
With the support of the State Government, the Eleazar de Carvalho Musical Documentation Center
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