EXTREMADURA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Since its creation by Extremadura Council in 2000, the Extremadura Symphony Orchestra has been an instrument for the dissemination of musical culture in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. It presents a regular season of concerts largely in Badajoz, Cáceres, although it maintains regular activity elsewhere in Extremadura.
The Extremadura Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with many distinguished conductors, and has performed in major concert halls including the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Euskalduna in Bilbao, the Prince Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo, and the Theatre Auditorium of San Lorenzo de El Escoria in Madrid.
The orchestra has collaborated with the Fura dels Baus, the Royal Ballet of Covent Garden, London, English National Ballet and the National Ballet of Spain, among others.
Its repertoire ranges from eighteenth-century to contemporary music, with a policy of encouraging new works.
Jesús Amigo was its titular and artistic director from 2000–2012. Since September 2012, its principal conductor and artistic director has been Álvaro Albiach. The Fundación Orquesta de Extremadura, with Extremadura Council, the Diputación Provincial de Badajoz, the Diputación Provincial de Cáceres, and the University of Extremadura, support the orchestra’s activities in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.
Photo: credit Domingo Cáceres