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National Symphony Orchestra Concert Schedule 2020

A total of 22 performances at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, as well as eight double and two triple concerts from February to November, with the participation of 21 guest soloists, of which eight are Costa Rican musicians who play different instruments, is part of the agenda of musical shows to be presented by the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSN) during this year 2020.

Also, this 2020 the OSN will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the great musical composers of history: Ludwig van Beethoven.

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With great enthusiasm we are waiting for the beginning of the season of the 80th anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra. Let’s start with a big concert where five soloists from the OSN will perform. We will also celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with his music throughout the year. For the VI Season Concert the pianist Alexander Romanovsky, who will perform the five piano concerts in two dates, will return to the country, commented the Titular Director of the OSN Carl St. Clair.

Among the invited artists are the names of the American violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky, the young American violinist Aubree Oliverson, Chinese pianist Fei Fei and Costa Ricans José Aurelio Castillo (violin), Ruth Garita (harp), Jorge Rodríguez Herrera (oboe) and José Arturo Chacón (baritone), among others.

Six of the ten scheduled concerts will be under the baton of Titular Director Carl St. Clair, while the other performances will feature guest directors: Carlos Spierer (Sweden), Sylvain Gazancon (France), John Nelson (Costa Rican-American) and Arthur Fagen (American).

Beethoven’s music and Costa Rican works

In addition to Beethoven’s piano concerts, works such as: Symphony No. 1 (May), Christ on the Mount of Olives (May), Violin Concerto (August), Choral Fantasy (October) and Symphony No. 9 [, the latter for the concert in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the OSN on November 26, 27 and 29.

Other outstanding works to be performed during this season are: Don Quixote by Richard Strauss (February), the Opening of The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart (April), Concert for harp by Reinhold Gliere (June), the Suite No. 2 for Dafnis and Cloe orchestra by Maurice Ravel (August), the Piano Concert No. 1 by Franz Liszt (September), as well as the Costa Rican works Rapsodia Aerea by Andrés Soto, Symphonic Fantasy by Julio Fonseca and one more piece to be announced.

A total of 22 performances at the National Theatre of Costa Rica, as well as eight double and two triple concerts from February to November, with the participation of 21 guest soloists, of which eight are Costa Rican musicians who play different instruments, is part of the agenda of musical shows to be presented by the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSN) during this year 2020.

Also, this 2020 the OSN will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the great musical composers of history: Ludwig van Beethoven.

With great enthusiasm we are waiting for the beginning of the season of the 80th anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra. Let’s start with a big concert where five soloists from the OSN will perform. We will also celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with his music throughout the year. For the VI Season Concert the pianist Alexander Romanovsky, who will perform the five piano concerts in two dates, will return to the country, commented the Titular Director of the OSN Carl St. Clair.

Among the invited artists are the names of the American violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the Ukrainian pianist Alexander Romanovsky, the young American violinist Aubree Oliverson, Chinese pianist Fei Fei and Costa Ricans José Aurelio Castillo (violin), Ruth Garita (harp), Jorge Rodríguez Herrera (oboe) and José Arturo Chacón (baritone), among others.

Six of the ten scheduled concerts will be under the baton of Titular Director Carl St. Clair, while the other performances will feature guest directors: Carlos Spierer (Sweden), Sylvain Gazancon (France), John Nelson (Costa Rican-American) and Arthur Fagen (American).

Beethoven’s music and Costa Rican works

In addition to Beethoven’s piano concerts, works such as: Symphony No. 1 (May), Christ on the Mount of Olives (May), Violin Concerto (August), Choral Fantasy (October) and Symphony No. 9 [, the latter for the concert in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the OSN on November 26, 27 and 29.

Other outstanding works to be performed during this season are: Don Quixote by Richard Strauss (February), the Opening of The Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart (April), Concert for harp by Reinhold Gliere (June), the Suite No. 2 for Dafnis and Cloe orchestra by Maurice Ravel (August), the Piano Concert No. 1 by Franz Liszt (September), as well as the Costa Rican works Rapsodia Aerea by Andrés Soto, Symphonic Fantasy by Julio Fonseca and one more piece to be announced.

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