Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Founded in 1879 by Pablo Sarasate, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra is the oldest active ensemble on the Spanish symphony scene.
Currently, it is part of the Fundación Baluarte Fundazioa, an institution financed mainly by the Government of Navarra and as such it is the official orchestra of the Foral Community. In its one hundred and forty years of existence, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra has been invited by the main auditoriums, opera seasons and festivals both in Spain and abroad. The Orchestra’s recurring presence at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has had special relevance, as well as a concert tour through the main European stages and an Asian tour that took place in 2009. As a reference interpreter of the composer and violinist Pablo Sarasate, the recording of his complete work with the violinist Tianwa Yang was unanimously praised by international critics.
Currently, the OSN/NOS presents to the public of Navarra an annual season of subscription concerts in the cities of Pamplona -Auditorio Baluarte-, Tudela -Teatro Gaztambide- and Tafalla -Cultural Center Tafalla Kulturgunea- and carries out an important social and educational activity in the entire Foral Community through the Sinfónica program in Navarra.
Apart from the institutional tasks and the official presentations that it assumes as the symphonic ambassador of Navarra, the OSN/NOS makes disc recordings for such prestigious labels as Sony Classical and soundtracks as acclaimed as the Baztan trilogy by Fernando Velázquez or the multi-awarded D ‘artacán y los tres mosqueperros and since 2019 it has collaborated with the AMAEN (Archive of Music and Performing Arts of Navarra) supplying the Fonoteca Navarra with heritage works and new creations by Navarran composers.