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Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra performs free concerts

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Published on Thursday, February 15, 2024
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

This month, the Costa Rica Symphony Orchestra will perform three free concerts in rural provinces. 

The orchestra's 2024 season will feature around 80 concerts in various locations across the country, led by Carl St. Clair as Principal Director for ten consecutive years.  Of these, they will perform 50 free concerts in the countryside.

Led by Ernesto Gallardo, the orchestra will incorporate Éditus, an acoustic music ensemble. They won a Grammy in 2000 for their work on the album "Times" by Panamanian musician, actor and politician Rubén Blades.

Éditus is made up of six instrumentalists, while the orchestra is made up of roughly 60 members, resulting in a classical music concert that allows the public to enjoy the exquisite sounds of the music in an acoustically superior environment.

The first performance, accessible to the public regardless of religious affiliation, will be held on Sunday, February 18 in the San Rafael Catholic Church in Oreamuno Canton in Cartago Province. The program will begin at 11 a.m.

The second free concert will be held on Wednesday, February 21, in the Catholic Church of Santo Domingo Canton in Heredia Province. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

The last free show of the month will be held at the Inmaculada Concepcion Catholic Church in Guacima Canton in Alajuela Province at 7 p.m.

These free public concerts are part of the orchestra's tour to rural locations around the country. More performances will be announced shortly.

In 2023, the orchestra performed 78 concerts around the country, 52 of which were free to the public. They finished the year with around 50,000 people attending their concerts.


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