Orquestra Clássica do Sul

Classic Orchestra of southern Portugal and Andalusia

Founded in 2002 under the designation of Orquestra do Algarve, the orchestra changed its name to Orquestra Clássica do Sul (OCS) in September 2013 in order to enhance its mission of offering a high artistic quality program to the regions of Algarve, Alentejo and the Setubal peninsula as well as to the Spanish region of Andalusia.

The Orquestra Clássica do Sul is composed by musicians selected in international public competitions, gathering 12 different nationalities. The OCS programme includes chamber music concerts, opera productions, Promenade concerts (for families), concerts in association with different musical genres (e.g., jazz, fado) and other artistic expressions (e.g., dance, literature), workshops and master classes. Along with its musical activity, the orchestra dedicates a special effort to pedagogical actions in schools, promoting the musical taste of younger audiences. With a musical repertoire embracing pieces that range from baroque to contemporary, the OCS presents thematic concert cycles with national and international soloist and conductors, besides traditional concerts in festive occasions.

Now-a-days, the OCS counts with Rui Pinheiro as its Principal Conductor, with John Avery as Associate Conductor and with Cesário Costa as Principal Guest Conductor

Rua João Brito Vargas, Casa das Figuras
8000-145 Faro

Phone: +351-289 860 890

Website: http://www.ocs.pt

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