Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Getafe
Avenida de las Ciudades, 37
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Telephone: (+34) 606 800 635 | (+34) 654 564 518
Principal Conductor and Artistic Director: Carlos Díez Martín
President: Jorge García Cuenllas
Secretary: Carlos Oropesa Mateos
Treasurer: Patricia Villar Vázquez
Year of foundation: 2013
The Orchestra was created at the end of 2013 with the clear purpose of filling a musical space which had always been empty in the municipality that gives its name: orchestral symphonic music. The initiative of some young musicians from Getafe materialised in the creation, in December 2013 of a symphonic project of a professional nature capable of tackling all types of repertoire. Today, it continues to maintain its main target: bring the symphonic genre to the public as a whole.
In its first concert, it counted with the collaboration of two great international singers: the tenor Enrique Ferrer and the soprano Belén López. They established the basis of Galas Líricas, which in their editions of 2014, 2016 and 2018 have included the collaboration of singers like Alberto Arrabal (baritone), Saioa Hernández (soprano), Anna Moroz (mezzosoprano), Julio Morales (tenor), Francesco Pío Galasso (tenor) or César San Martín (baritone), among others.
Today, the Orchestra counts with a stable staff of 50 professors that have made it possible in a short time of activity to have been able to perform multiple programmes: Symphony no. 5 by P. I. Tchaikovsky, symphonies 5, 6 and 7 by L. van Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 ‘Unfinished’ by F. Schubert, the Spanish Capriccio by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Love Witch by M. de Falla, Suite no. 2 for orchestra by J. S. Bach, to mention but a few.
The Orchestra not only has activity in the municipality, but has performed numerous concerts throughout Spain: Traviata by Verdi in the Teatro Principal de Vitoria (2015), Magnificat by Rutter in the Cathedral of Toledo (2017), Lyrical Gala in the Teatro Principal de Coslada (2017), among others.
The main activity of the orchestra is focussed on its subscription seasons. In its fourth subscription season, 2019-20, it will count with new concerts programmed in different venues of the Madrid municipality, where great works of symphonic repertoire may be heard like Symphony No.8 by Dvorak, Symphony No. by Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 by Mendelssohn or Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, alternated with more daring concerts like ‘Nino Bravo Sinfónico’, dedicated to the great Valencian singer or ‘Baquetas de la OSCG’, dedicated to percussion instruments.
The OSCG will be accompanied by great soloists like Eleuterio Domínguez (piano), Paloma Friedhof (soprano), Inés Sanz (horn) or Pedro Bonet González (violoncello).
As a complement to this season, the Orchestra continues with the #MusicForums, a space for approach to each one of the programmes to be listened to. Throughout previous seasons, musicologists and disseminators of the levels of Martín Llade, Irene de Juan or Borja Mariño have participated in its conferences.
In its commitment with the education of new audiences, an abstract of the programmes will be performed as a pedagogic show within the School Campaign completed by the Town Hall.