SANREMO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in the 1950s, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo is one of the twelve Italian orchestras recognised by the state and, since 1984, as an Institution of Cultural Interest in the Region of Liguria. It is based in the Teatro dell’Opera del Casino Municipale and has an annual programme of some hundred concerts in Liguria. The wide repertoire of the orchestra ranges from the classical to the contemporary, and it has been directed by some of the most distinguished conductors of the day, collaborating with internationally renowned soloists. The resident conductors have included Carlo Farina, who directed the orchestra for twenty years, Evelino Pidò (1986-87) and Stefan Anton Reck (1990-1993), while artistic directors have included Roberto Hazon and Alberto Zedda. From 1997 to 2004 Fabiano Monica was resident artistic director. There have been recordings, collaboration in opera, and festival appearances and concerts elsewhere throughout Italy and as far afield as St Petersburg. The present artistic director is Marzio Conti and the principal conductor is Piero Bellugi.