Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre
Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre (OSPA) is a symphony orchestra based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It was founded in 1950 under the direction of the Hungarian conductor Pablo Komlós. It has since January 1965 been supported by the State Government.
A Symphonic Chorus is integrated with the orchestra in some presentations.
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
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- 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.