Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra
The Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Portuguese: Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre, OSPA) is a Brazilian orchestra based in Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It was founded in 1950 under the direction of the Hungarian conductor Pablo Komlós. Since January 22, 1965, the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra is a foundation funded by the state government of Rio Grande do Sul.
A Symphonic Chorus is integrated with the orchestra in some concerts.
The orchestra today comprises around 100 professional musicians.
- 1950/1978 - Pablo Komlós
- 1978/1980 - David Machado
- 1981/1987 - Eleazar de Carvalho
- 1987/1989 - Flavio Chamis
- 1990/1991 - Tulio Belardi & Arlindo Teixeira
- 1991/1992 - Eleazar de Carvalho
- 1992/1993 - David Machado
- 1995/1998 - Claudio Ribeiro
- 1999/2001 - Tiago Flores
- 2001/2002 - Ion Bressan
- 2003/2010 - Isaac Karabtchevsky
- 2010/2014 - Tiago Flores
- 2015/present - Evandro Matté
- "Orquestra". OSPA (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 3 April 2021.
- Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre official website
- OSPA conducted by Manfredo Schmiedt with Yamandu Costa (acoustic guitar) performing Aragao and Costa's Popular Fantasy for Seven Strings Guitar and Orchestra at the Farroupilha Park.