&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo
20th October 2014
OSESP announces 2015 season

Music Director Marin Alsop and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) have just announced their 2015 season.

With the theme “Places of Music”, the 2015 season will comprise a program of works that evoke real or imaginary places, such as Mozart’s Prague Symphony, the gardens of Takemitsu (the Featured Composer for the 2015 Season), Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and even Holst’s The Planets.

Marin has been at the helm of the Brazilian orchestra since 2012 and working alongside Executive Director Marcelo Lopes and Artistic Director Arthur Nestrovski, is involved in all areas of the orchestra; from conducting and recording to their education and outreach activities, as well as leading on artistic and creative programming for the orchestra.

The 2015 season will feature 36 weeks of signature concerts with more than 70 guest soloists and conductors, seeking to strike a balance between well-known works from symphonic repertoire and important works by less well-known composers, to previously unperformed works in Latin America and commissions.

Highlights of the season featuring Marin Alsop as conductor include;

  • Brahms’s four symphonies in September & October
  • Mahler Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 in February & December
  • Latin American premieres of works by French composer Marc-André Dalbavie, British-born composer Anna Clyne in April and a new work commissioned by OSESP by Brazilian composer Paulo Costa Lima in July
  • Piano Concertos by Mozart and Chopin performed by soloists David Fray and Denis Kozhukhin respectively

To find out more about the full 2015 season click here.

Talking of her excitement about the upcoming season, Marin said: “I’m very excited about the 2015 season with OSESP, especially with our Mahler focus and Brahms cycle! The orchestra is sounding spectacular and next season should be even better!”

OSESP’s concerts are an initiative of the São Paulo State Government, managed by the State’s Department of Culture and are sponsored by Itaú Personnalité, the Banco do Brasil Estilo, Deloitte and Credit Suisse.

For more information on OSESP please visit their website.