ORQUESTRA SIMFONICA DE BALEARS CIUTAT DE PALMA
The Orquestra Simfònica de Balears ‘Ciutat de Palma’ was established through the Fundació Pública de les Balears per a la Música, an organization formed in 1988 at the behest of the Balearic government, the city of Palma and the Consell de Mallorca, to promote music in the Balearic Islands. The first principal conductor of the orchestra from its inception until 1994 was Luis Remartínez. He was followed by Philippe Bender (1994–1997), Salvador Brotons (1997–2000), Geoffrey Simon (2001–2002), Edmon Colomer (2002–2005), Philippe Bender (2005–2009) and currently Salvador Brotons. In addition to its subscription season in Palma, the orchestra participates in the opera season of the Foundation Teatro Principal de Palma and the Friends of the Opera of Mao, and the Festival de Música Castell de Bellver. It also offers school and family concerts. The orchestra has performed in all cities and villages of the Balearic Islands and in the main cities of Spain, Perpignan, Cannes, Marseille and Vienna.