The Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente was founded in March l962 in Santiago de Cuba for the dissemination of national and universal music in Cuba. Their first concert took place at the Teatro Mariana Grajales del Antiguo Cuartel Moncada, in the city of Santiago de Cuba, on July 21, l962 with 32 musicians under the baton of Maestro Vicente Bartutis Coello.
To date, the orchestra has performed over 1000 concerts in the most renowned theaters in the country, in schools, factories and periodically in towns and cities of the eastern provinces. The Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente performs twice a month at its home base, the Sala de Conciertos Dolores, one of the most important and best concert halls in the country for this type of music, which was opened by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente January 1, l989.
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Orquesta Sinfónica de Oriente (Santiago de Cuba)
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