Safrisco Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sāfrisco Filhārmonic Orcestär
Sāfrisco Filhārmonic Orcestär performing at Canterā Auditorium
OriginSāfrisco, Costalta, Paxtar
Founded1889
Principal ConductorMātsūcé Bāhādā

Sāfrisco Filhārmonic Orcestär, also known as The Safrisco Philharmonic Orchestra, or SFO, is the oldest symphony orchestra in Paxtar. It has recorded performances since 1926, played on more than 100 motion picture soundtracks, and has performed with well-known vocal artists, such as Gūles Mārceś, Akemi and Sibille Cénūgāwā. It performs over 100 concerts a year and its home venue is the Canterā Auditorium.

History

Founded in 1889, the orchestra was originally a group of amateur musicians, informally known as Los Safrisco Músicos. They held their first professional concert as the 'Safrisco Orquesta' in 1896 at the 1500 seat Gran Teatro with Georg Mendez conducting the orchestra's 52 musicians in a performance of Leon's 4th Symphony.

By 1900 the orchestra was performing annual concert series, and in 1905, traveled the costal provinces on its first tour.

In 1921, after a large endowment from Johannes Morgan, the renamed Sāfrisco Filhārmonic Orcestär began performing in the Calmar Concert Hall, which remained its home venue until 1974. Since 1976, the SFO has been based in the Canterā Auditorium at the Mendeś Performing Arts Center. map