On August 27, 1971 at the initiative of Maestro Enrique Batiz and the State Government of Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México was founded by that entity, which aims to promote music as a means of union and identification among Mexicans. Based in the city of Toluca, the orchestra was characterized from the outset by its efforts to bring its message to all corners of the Republic.
Over 40 years of existence, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México has appeared in concert with a large number of guest conductors and soloists from among the highlights of the planet. The foreign conductors who have led to the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México include Leon Barzin, Kurt Woess, Jose Iturbi, Piero Gamba, and Joel Levi.
According to the aim of promoting new creations and to make known to the public some works that have not yet come to regular repertory concerts, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México premiered Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky in orchestrating Gortchakoff; Concerto piano, In Memoriam and the suite of Loris Tjeknavorian Ararat; The meeting of the New Spain of Italian Ferrero and Reflections of a Poet (Tribute to Nezahualcoyotl), newly commissioned work by Mexican composer Revueltas Roman.
In the discography of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, recordings devoted to the overtures of Verdi and Rossini deserve special mention, to the music of Mexico and Spain, with outstanding composers Joaquin Rodrigo and Isaac Albeniz but above all, the comprehensive series of Beethoven symphonies, Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.
Both the orchestra and its artistic director have repeatedly received the Annual Award Mexican Union of Theatre and Music, awarded by the 25 years of existence, and for the promotion of musical activities in Mexico.
In 1975 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México made his first tour of the United States, where it returned for three consecutive years since 1979, performing in major cities. It made its first appearance in 2002 in the prestigious European Festival of Schleswig-Holstein. In Germany. In 2003 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México made its second foray into Europe, presenting six concerts with great success in Spain, Poland, Germany and France.
In 2005, the orchestra traveled to the City of Paris, France to present two concerts at the Salle Gaveau and Theatre Mogador accompanied by soloists of Filomena Moretti, Mark Zeltser and Koh Kameda achieved an overwhelming success.
In September of 2005 with seven concerts performed the tour of the People's Republic of China in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang and Harbin, in January 2006 the orchestra gave six concerts in Spain, including the International Festival of Seville "Entreculturas" in addition to Madrid, Zaragoza and Albacete.
In 2008 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México performed the most extensive of its tour, this time by the U.S. on a tour from coast to coast for forty-eight cities with great success with audiences and critics.
In 2010 the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México received the honorable invitation to represent the Spanish-American musical culture in fifty-nine Festival of Music and Dance in Granada, Spain, celebrated with two concerts at the Palace of Charles V the Bicentennial of Independence and the centenary of the Mexican Revolution.
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