GRANADA CITY ORCHESTRA
The City of Granada Orchestra (OCG) was created in 1990 with Juan de Udaeta as chief conductor. Since then Josep Pons, Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Salvador Mas have all held this position. Andrea Marcon has been artistic director since the 2017–18 season.
The OCG has given concerts in all the main halls and festivals in its national area. International engagements have taken the orchestra to Switzerland (Gstaad Festival), Italy (Teatro alla Scala in Milan), Portugal (Festival Internacional de Música de Coimbra), Austria (Musikverein in Vienna), as well as tours of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, where they have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics.
The City of Granada Orchestra has been awarded the Medal of Honour of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Granada, the ‘Manuel de Falla’ Andalucía Prize for Culture and the Andalucía Prize for Music, the Medal of Honour of the International Music and Dance Festival of Granada and the Medal of Honour of the Andalusian Government.