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Sinfónica de Minería

Since its founding in 1978, Sinfónica de Minería has become an integral part of Mexico City's cultural life. It's known for its bold repertoire that mixes classical masterpieces with premieres of Latin American music, all the while maintaining a steadfast commitment to crafting a sound of excellence. Under the artistic direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto, it has emerged as one of the most dynamic, engaging, and prestigious ensembles in Latin America. Concert video's from Sinfónica de Minería are now available on Symphony.live.

About the Sinfónica de Minería

The Sinfónica de Minería stands as one of the most distinguished and acclaimed ensembles in Latin America. Their live performances are celebrated for their vibrancy and commitment to delivering unforgettable musical experiences to audiences. Their recordings have earned five Grammy nominations, and they won a Latin Grammy in the "Best Classical Composition" category for their recording with Pacho Flores on the trumpet, playing Paquito D'Rivera's Concierto Venezolano. Sinfónica de Minería is the first Mexican orchestra to record with the legendary Deutsche Grammophon label and the first Latin American orchestra to participate in the prestigious Bravo! Vail Music Festival. It has commissioned over fifty works from living composers, marking it as one of the most supportive institutions of contemporary Latin American music. Currently, Sinfónica de Minería is recording the complete orchestral works of Silvestre Revueltas, a groundbreaking project in the history of art in Mexico.

Sinfónica de Minería was created through the joint efforts of the Mexican business community, the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), and UNAM. Its birth was a response to the need for a world-class symphonic ensemble that could contribute to the cultural vibrancy of Mexico.

Led by the visionaries of the time, including conductor Jorge Velazco and a group of dedicated musicians, Sinfónica de Minería embarked on its musical journey. The orchestra's name pays homage to the iconic Palacio de Minería, a neoclassical building in Mexico City where its early concerts were held.

Artistic Growth:
Over the years, Sinfónica de Minería has evolved and matured under the guidance of various renowned conductors (Jorge Velazco, Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Carlos Spierer, and Carlos Miguel Prieto). These leaders have shaped the orchestra's artistic identity and contributed to its reputation as one of the finest in the region.

The orchestra has consistently showcased a diverse repertoire, encompassing classical masterpieces, contemporary works, and Mexican compositions (by composers such as Gabriela Ortiz, Ana Lara, Mario Lavista, Federico Ibarra, or Samuel Zyman). It has collaborated with esteemed soloists, both Mexican and international, like como Kathleen Battle, Paquito D´Rivera, Maureen Forrester, Hans Richter-Hasser, Gabriela Montero, Philippe Quint, Leonid Kogan, Pacho Flores, Francisco Araiza, Ramón Vargas, Diana Damrau, John Ogdon, Sonya Yoncheva, Fiorenza Cossotto, Nicanor Zabaleta, Elina Garanca, Juan Diego Florez, Eugen Fodor, Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, Javier Camarena, Nadine Sierra, Jean-Yves Thibaudet or Vadin Gluzman.

Cultural Contribution:
Beyond its regular concert schedule, Sinfónica de Minería has played a vital role in promoting music education and cultural outreach programs. The orchestra has been actively involved in initiatives aimed at fostering a love for classical music among diverse audiences, including students and communities with limited access to the arts.

Legacy and Impact:
As Sinfónica de Minería continues to evolve, its legacy extends beyond the confines of concert halls. The orchestra has become an integral part of Mexico's cultural tapestry, inspiring generations of musicians and music enthusiasts.

With a rich history spanning several decades, Sinfónica de Minería remains dedicated to its mission of elevating Mexico's musical landscape and contributing to the global conversation in classical music. As it enters new chapters of its journey, the orchestra undoubtedly continues to enchant audiences with the timeless beauty of symphonic music.

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Partnering with Symphony.live opens up exciting opportunities for us to showcase the richness and diversity of our musical heritage on a global scale. We are excited to bring our performances to new audiences, to create connections for future tours, and to contribute to the vibrant community of classical music enthusiasts on Symphony.live.

Luis Antonio Ascencio Almada

Luis Antonio Ascencio Almada


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