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History

During the last decade, Colombia has lived a major development process with changes in all political, economic, and social spheres. This, combined with the new challenges of globalization, has generated a growing social acceptance of expressions that are common worldwide, being classical music one of those. It has been implemented as an effective tool to address different social problems, especially those of children and young populations. This is evidenced by the increasing inclusion of symphonic instruments in educational programs of schools and universities; and, by developing great social projects for creating awareness due to the fact that the core action is based on the orchestral model.

As a result, Colombia has a new and growing audience, and a new generation of music students and professionals as well, willing to practice as artists. Together, they represent the accelerated increase of cultural and labor demand that we presently live. Although the Nation has very important cultural institutions, just a few meet the conditions for the professional performance of symphonic music, with a varied and consistent programming. They manage to cover only a fraction of such a gigantic demand for both artists and audiences. Consequently, it is clear that Colombia lacks of settings and opportunities for professional development of countless young professionals, who invested a lifetime effort and dedication to music.

A Story of Entrepreneurship

In April 2008, a group of young musicians was committed to perform a season of educational concerts under the name of "Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá." The project involved close to 50 musicians from all leading music colleges and schools of Bogotá, some of them graduates, others ending their careers.

Given their excellent results and the great reception of the audience, five of these young musicians jointly organized with the conductor of the project. Hoping to repeat the experience and aware of the very low labor offer in the country, they decided to take action, instead of waiting for a solution to come. They formalized the platform that the project created in their favor and, thinking of the long-term future, they created FOSBO – Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá, an institution whose orchestra would become the opportunity allowing many young talented Colombians to do what they do best: to create and to play music.

After 5 years of work, efforts and many successful projects, we are much more than just one orchestra. Today, we are The FOSBO Foundation for the Symphonic Arts.

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