A national orchestra

Mission, vision and goals

Convinced that the Basque Country has always had in music one of its social backbones, the Basque National Orchestra has the mission – based on professional excellence – to provide a musical backdrop as part of its cultural identity. Its core pursuit is to provide a service to the community by means of spreading and promoting symphony and theatre music both nationally and internationally. This is a multidisciplinary and extremely versatile orchestra which has the basic objective of working on the preparation and giving of concerts and performances, fulfilling not only its artistic and cultural work, but also its social, educational and entertainment aspects.

The Basque National Orchestra works according to the vision of functioning as a national orchestra; it therefore has the vocation of being the leading orchestra in the Country, overcoming local considerations from the internal conviction of working to achieve continuously improved sound and management processes. Added to this is its determination to receive as great a response as possible from the public and to serve as a living cultural reference in its society.

Its objectives are:

  • To stand out inside the Basque Country and beyond its borders as an orchestra that gives excellent performances.
  • To present from its season concerts the most outstanding soloists for each repertoire.
  • To show the symphony repertoire and ‘other music’ from the broadest stance: performing a newly created repertoire, revisiting those already performed and revealing major works unknown to the Basque public.
  • To act as an instrument in educating our young people.
  • To promote projects of collaboration with other cultural institutions in order to perform in different formats (festivals, operas, stage projects, etc.).
  • To maintain our commitment to the society which welcomes and sustains us, and to foster programmes of social inclusion with organisations such as the Basque Federation of Associations in Favour of People with Intellectual Disabilities (FEVAS), or companies in the Gureak Group.
Next events

Concerts & Tickets March

1 Mo
2 Tu
3 We
4 Th
5 Fr
6 Sa
7 Su
8 Mo
9 Tu
10 We
11 Th
11 march, 2021 Thursday, 17:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
11 march, 2021 Thursday, 19:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
12 Fr
12 march, 2021 Friday, 17:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
12 march, 2021 Friday, 19:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
13 Sa
13 march, 2021 Saturday, 11:00 h.
Miramon Matinées Matinée 11: Bach Camerata Miramon Donostia / San Sebastián
Matinée 11: Bach Camerata Miramon
14 Su
15 Mo
15 march, 2021 Monday, 19:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Vitoria/Gasteiz
The journeys
16 Tu
16 march, 2021 Tuesday, 18:00 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Pamplona/Iruña
The journeys
16 march, 2021 Tuesday, 20:15 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Pamplona/Iruña
The journeys
17 We
17 march, 2021 Wednesday, 19:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Bilbao/Bilbo
The journeys
18 Th
18 march, 2021 Thursday, 17:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
18 march, 2021 Thursday, 19:30 h.
Season concerts The journeys Gemma New Donostia / San Sebastián
The journeys
19 Fr
20 Sa
21 Su
22 Mo
23 Tu
23 march, 2021 Tuesday, 09:45 h.
Music Room School Concerts: Beethoven 250 Jaume Santonja Donostia / San Sebastián
School Concerts: Beethoven 250
23 march, 2021 Tuesday, 11:30 h.
Music Room School Concerts: Beethoven 250 Jaume Santonja Donostia / San Sebastián
School Concerts: Beethoven 250
23 march, 2021 Tuesday, 18:00 h.
Season concerts Wagner Jaume Santonja Pamplona/Iruña
Wagner
23 march, 2021 Tuesday, 20:15 h.
Season concerts Wagner Jaume Santonja Pamplona/Iruña
Wagner
24 We
24 march, 2021 Wednesday, 09:45 h.
Music Room School Concerts: Beethoven 250 Jaume Santonja Donostia / San Sebastián
School Concerts: Beethoven 250
24 march, 2021 Wednesday, 11:30 h.
Music Room School Concerts: Beethoven 250 Jaume Santonja Donostia / San Sebastián
School Concerts: Beethoven 250
25 Th
26 Fr
27 Sa
27 march, 2021 Saturday, 11:00 h.
Miramon Matinées Matinée 12: Kup Taldea Gabriel Baltés Donostia / San Sebastián
Matinée 12: Kup Taldea
28 Su
29 Mo
30 Tu
31 We