ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA DE NAVARRA
Founded in 1879 by Pablo Sarasate, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra (OSN) is the oldest such ensemble active in Spain. It is now part of the Fundación Baluarte, an institution principally financed by the government of Navarre, and is thus the official orchestra of the Chartered Community of Navarre.
In its 140 years of activity the orchestra has performed in major auditoria, with seasons of opera and festivals in Spain and abroad. Of particular note have been appearances at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Théâtre du Châtelet in París, as well as concert tours in leading European centres under the auspices of Universal Music.
The works of the composer and violinist Pablo Sarasate have been definitively recorded by Naxos with the violinist Tianwa Yang to critical acclaim. The collaboration with Naxos has also brought recordings with the Polish conductor Antoni Wit, the orchestra’s principal conductor.
OSN offers annual concert seasons in the cities of Pamplona, in the Auditorio Baluarte, and Tudela, in the Teatro Gaztambide.
Photo: Ricardo Salcedo Bienzobas