How does the orchestra work?

How does the orchestra work?

The JOSB (Barcelona Youth Symphony Orchestra) is formed by a team of specialized professors who will provide all its members with complementary musical skills, enhancing their training as instrumentalists in the orchestra. The members of this team belonging to the artistic committee of the JOSB are Albert Carbonell i Sauri, composer, Beatriz Cambrils, flute in the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Catalonia, Carlos Checa, conductor and artistic director of the JOSB, and Matthias Weinmann, cello in the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The JOSB will also enjoy collaborations with guest conductors such as Josep Caballé Doménech, General Music Director of the Opera and Staatskapelle Halle-Saale (Germany) and Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic (USA), Venezuelan conductor Joshua Dos Santos, conducting protégé of Maestro José Antonio Abreu who regularly works as assistant conductor to Gustavo Dudamel, and Salvador Brotons, renowned composer and conductor from Barcelona who is currently the resident conductor of Barcelona Municipal Band and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

This project has a pedagogical, social and cultural focus and the JOSB is committed to holding concerts in different venues in Barcelona and abroad. Rehearsals take place in La Sedeta community centre, former rehearsal hall of Barcelona Municipal Band.


Rehearsals are intensive for each programme in phases of two consecutive weekends. They start with sectionals, followed by tutti and subsequent concerts.
All the members will be given a program with scheduled rehearsals, concerts and conferences at the beginning of each term. The JOSB season will comprise the months of October, December, January, February, May and June. There will be no activities at Christmas, Easter or during the summer holidays.

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