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The Bankia Symphony Orchestra will stage the 'New Year's Concert' at the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío

The Bankia Symphony Orchestra (OSB), under the artistic and musical direction of José Sanchís, offers on 1, 2 and 3 January the 'New Year's Concert' at the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío with a repertoire of the recital hosted on the first day of each year by the Great Hall or Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

Bankia Comunicación

By  Bankia Comunicación

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23 December 2020 - 00:00

  • The professional group will perform the classic Vienna repertoire on four occasions, on 1, 2 and 3 January
  • The Bankia Symphony Orchestra, which will offer a pre-Christmas concert on the 30th at the Escorial Auditorium, is made up of 52 young musicians who have completed their training and who have not yet joined a professional orchestra

The Bankia Symphony Orchestra (OSB), under the artistic and musical direction of José Sanchís, offers on 1, 2 and 3 January the 'New Year's Concert' at the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío with a repertoire of the recital hosted on the first day of each year by the Great Hall or Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

The Bankia Symphony Orchestra will perform the classic Vienna repertoire and will also perform some popular classics, including the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss family, the overtures of 'The Marriage of Figaro' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 'The Barber of Seville' by Gioachino Rossini and 'Carmen' by Georges Bizet, as well as 'Salut d’Amour' by Edward Elgar, or 'Hungarian Dance No. 5' by Johannes Brahms.

The recitals will take place on 1 January, at 6 pm and 8.30 pm; and on 2 and 3 January, at 1:00 p.m. at the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío, a theatre that opened in the former Estadio del Norte in Madrid last February. In addition, on 30 December the Bankia Symphony Orchestra will hold a pre-'Christmas Concert', with the same repertoire, at the El Escorial Auditorium.

“Performing the pieces that heard in Vienna every morning of 1 January and that millions of people around the world listen to from their homes and do so in a year as special as this one and in two exceptional venues such as the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío and El Escorial Auditorium is a true responsibility for us, as well as a privilege”, underlined Sanchís.

Bankia's Brand corporate director, Silvia Bajo, stressed that "the Orchestra is an example of the effort that Bankia is making to boost the talent of our youth in society, a commitment that has been further reaffirmed during this complex 2020". "Starting off 2021 with a concert as emblematic as the one held in Vienna and at the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío is an exciting way to start the new year", said Bajo.

The OSB, which has been has represented the starting point for 250 young musicians since its birth in 2015, brings music as a universal language to society as a whole, promoting and disseminating its musical, symphonic, lyrical and chamber music activities. The OSB, which each year comprises a total of 52 musicians specialised in clarinet, double bass, bassoon, flute, oboe, trombone, horn, trumpet, violas, violins, cellos and timbale, offers promotion and support to its members through the professional activity and collaboration of soloists of recognised national and international prestige.

The Bankia Symphony Orchestra has offered more than 120 concerts attended by more than 62,000 people in 20 Spanish provinces. It has performed on some of our country’s most representative stages, including the Palau de Les Arts and the Palau de la Música in Valencia, the ADDA and the Teatro Principal de Alicante, the Miguel Delibes Auditorium in Valladolid, the Palacio de los Serrano in Ávila, the Auditorium of Zaragoza, the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the Baluarte Auditorium in Pamplona, the Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada, the Cartuja Centre in Seville, the Auditori i Palau de Congresos in Castellón, the 'El Greco' Congress Centre in Toledo and, in Madrid, the Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío, the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Palacio de Neptuno or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

This is a professional group made up of young Spanish musicians who have completed their training but have not yet found a stable position in a professional orchestra. The support provided by Bankia, framed within the bank’s social action policy and its support for young people and employment, allows them to develop a first-rate artistic project, which provides decent employment, generates future opportunities, locates and takes advantage of talent for the benefit of musicians and disseminates it through its structure of meetings and tours.

Access to the orchestra is done through annual auditions, attended by more than 1,300 musicians. Those who pass these become part of the orchestra or its band of instrumentalists. In each call, nearly 300 requests are received to access this process.

The young musicians who have been part of the orchestra have expanded their professional horizon after their stance at the OSB. Some of them have already found their definitive destinations in large national groups, such as the National Orchestra of Spain, the Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Orchestra of the Palau de Les Arts, Orchestra of the Comunidad de Madrid or the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León, among others. Some of these musicians have also found their place in some of the main European orchestras, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker or the Münchner Philharmoniker.

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