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The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Goiás




Three Brazilian Dances for Orchestra (1941)



“Bachianas Brasileiras No. 7” W 432 (1942)



Dances from the Ballet “Estancia” (1943)


Conductor: Eliel Ferreira 




Information of the Orchestra

The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Goiás – or OSJG – was founded in 2001 in order to give talented young musicians in the Brazilian Midwest the opportunity to hone their musical skills and prepare for a potential professional career in music. At the same time, the OSJG’s mission includes offering scholarships to young people from economically disadvantaged families who wish to play in an orchestra. The project “Música para Todos” enables the OSJG to reach a broad audience through performances in churches and hospitals, in public spaces and parks; the orchestra also performs regularly in schools and for ballet performances. In 2013, the OSJG participated in the Villa-Lobos Festival in Venezuela; in 2016, a major concert tour took the orchestra to China, where it presented music from its Brazilian homeland in eight cities. Eliel Ferreira has been the orchestra’s chief conductor since 2016.


Information of the Maestro

Born in Anápolis, Brazil, Eliel Ferreira began playing the violin at the age of eight; in 2011, he graduated from the State University of Goiás with a diploma in violin performance. Since 2013, Ferreira has been devoting himself increasingly to conducting. His main conducting teacher has been Neil Thompson, but he also took courses from Marin Alsop, Abel Rocha, Claus Efland, Gottfried Engles, Claudio Cruz and Gian Luigi Zampiere. In 2015, he received important impulses from Bernard Haitink, whose rehearsals he attended at the Lucerne Festival; during the following year, he participated in the conducting workshop at London’s Westminster School. Currently, apart from his work as chief conductor and artistic director of the Orquestra Sinfónica Jovem de Goiás (OSJG), he is the assistant conductor of the Goiânia Symphony Orchestra and coordinator for the various symphonic groups of the “School of Future” of his region.