On 18 December 1973, the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil made its debut on the stage where, fifty years later, it celebrates its 50th anniversary: Teatro São Luiz. In these fifty years of life, thousands of young musicians have passed through its ranks and hundreds of concerts, internships, tours, performances abroad have been held. In these five decades, they have returned to São Luiz frequently, and dozens of concerts have taken place here. The concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil is conducted by Chris Topher Bochmann, a Portuguese-British composer with a long list of works for almost all genres and numerous arrangements and orchestrations, who has lived and worked in Lisbon since 1980 and who will present here, in a world premiere, his composition Golfadas de Silêncio, based on poems by Eugénio de Andrade.
Over the past decades, the OSJ has trained many orchestral players, made many young soloists known to the public and taken its action in favour of musical culture throughout the country. It is therefore recognised as a fundamental institution in our musical-pedagogical panorama, being the only symphonic orchestra of young people with permanent activity, playing a central role in the training of musicians, in a perspective of high-level improvement and professionalisation.
Vier Tondichtungen, Op. 128
Der geigende Eremit
Im spiel der Wellen
BOCHMANN, Christopher (1950)
Golfadas de Silêncio (world premiere)
Based on poems by Eugénio de Andrade
HUNPERDINK, Engelbert (1854 – 1921)
Hansel und Gretel