Chilean Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile) dates back
to 1926, when with help from the Santiago Municipal Government,
violinist Armando Carvajal Quiroz established the City Symphony
Orchestra of Santiago. Today this orchestra plays over 50
concerts a year all around the world and it is one of the
most prominent orchestras in the world.
Since its establishment, the symphony’s emphasis
has been to promote classical music to the youth of Chile.
Philharmonic Orchestra (Orquesta Filarmònica de Santiago)
was created in 1955 and currently, it is based in the Municipal
Theatre of Santiago. It consists of almost a hundred musicians
who perform a vast repertoire of music - from baroque to
the compositions of famous Chilean composers. José Luis
Dominguez is the current resident director for this orchestra.
Youth Orchestra Foundation of Chile
(Fundación de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Chile)
was created in 2001 in order to increase musical development
and knowledge among Chilean youth. This foundation grants
approximately 360 scholarships a year and places talented
youngsters in one of the many Chilean orchestras to cultivate
their skills. The foundation is also in charge of the National
Youth Symphony Orchestra. (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil).
Roberto Matta (1911-2002)
was one of Chile’s most influential artists in his time.
Working closely with famous Surrealists painters
such as Andre Breton and Marcel Duchamp, Matta has made
a name for himself as one of the leaders of the Surrealist
art movement. His work, which seeks to “achieve a graphic
expression of our time by outstripping the mechanics of
the space age” has been compared to the works of Rene Magritte,
Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró (LATIN BACCHANALIA La Prensa
San Diego 5-15-98).
Bravo (born 1936) is another renowned artist with his
works displayed at prominent museums throughout the world.
With a varied Moroccan, Italian and English descent, Bravo
paints recalling his historical background. His works are
realist by character and represent themes from the classical
Cienfuegos, born in 1949 in Santiago,
is a painter, sculptor,
engraver and scenographer. He has held several solo exhibits
in Chile’s major cities, as well as in the US, Europe and
Asia and his work is characterized by a figurative representation
with its roots in the history of art and with allusions
to his Latin American background.
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