One of my friends is a violinist in this ensemble.
Since its formation nearly twenty years ago, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan has been the impetus for an incredible cultural growth in the beautiful Colonial city of Merida, Yucatan. We have also reached out to thousands of school children through our open rehearsals, bringing the experience of attending a symphony concert to youngsters who would otherwise not even know what an orchestra is. The first orchestra in Mexico to begin “safe” concerts last October, starting with online streaming, and then with very limited public, our future is suddenly in doubt, due to the ever increasing costs of the Covid virus, and the devastating damage from the worst hurricane season in living memory. Please sign the petition to declare the OSY Cultural Patrimony of the state of Yucatan, and ensure our future. Thank you.
We ave to save our ‘symphony’. My wife and I cannot afford the concerts in Canada, but come to the majority in Merida. The quality and ambience are world class. Merida needs this to continue to stay at the cultural top of the game. We once saw the symphony perform in the Cathedral in Valladolid, free of charge for the locals. What an experience for them. We stayed outside so as not to deprive anyone of a close up look and listen. Many had never heard such music before, I was told. Merida’s symphony is a wonderful thing for Yucatan.