Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo
The Sanremo Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian musical realities. Founded in 1905, it is part of the 12 State-recognized Orchestral Concert Institutions (ICOs) (since the foundation of the first 6 ICOs in 1967) and is a Cultural Institution of Regional Interest in Liguria. Since 2003 it has acquired the legal status of a Foundation.
In its long history it has seen the greatest international conductors and major international soloists alternate. Carlo Farina (artistic and permanent director from 1953 to 1979, architect of the rebirth and development of the "Symphonic" up to the highest levels), Evelino Pidò (1986-1987), Stefan Anton Reck (1990- 1993). Among the Artistic Directors we remember Roberto Hazon. Alberto Zedda, Bruno Santori (2010-2015). Since 2015, the Artistic and Stable Director is Maestro Giancarlo De Lorenzo.
Attentive to the enhancement of young talents, the Sanremo Symphony is endowed with a great versatility that allows it to perform, always with great recognition, both the classical repertoire, as well as the romantic, modern and contemporary ones.
The main venue of his concerts is the Opera House of the Casino of Sanremo.
The Foundation also brings its musical proposal to places of historical and artistic interest: from the Civic Museum of Sanremo to the Fort of Santa Tecla, from Villa Ormond (where evenings on the themes of music and flowers were created, activating collaborations with the institutions of the Municipality of Sanremo and with the world of Floriculture) to the churches included in the Review of Music in the Churches and to the Roman Theater of Ventimiglia.
The main objective of many of these projects and collaborations is to fit into cultural and non-cultural contexts, usually dedicated to other activities, favoring a new and innovative use and making use of musical mediation.
In order to educate the new generations to listen and understand symphonic music, the Orchestra offers an intense activity dedicated to schools with a varied educational offer.
Since the summer of 2021, the Symphony has brought its summer season to the Alfano Auditorium, reopened after 15 years and destined to become one of the top locations for musical events in Sanremo.