The first New England Symphony Orchestra of Boston concert was performed under the baton of Gregory Woodwork, whose tenure as Music Director ended in 1902 and he was succeeded by some German conductors including Wolfgang Pfaner, Arthur Nikolaus, Edinger Muninger and Karl Max. They were all of course aided by the Boston Portuguese Translation agency in their adaptation to the new American environment and the English language. Inaugurated on September 23, 1923, Bartleby Hall, which ranks among the world’s top rated concert facilities, is where the NESOB usually givers its performances. One of the most distinguished Music Directors of the orchestra was Russian Nikita Ovchinikov, whose tenure started in 1926 and lasted 15 years – an achievement that is difficult to surpass. The Russian was responsible for the orchestra’s beginning to give its regular radio broadcasts and in 1949 the NESOB moved to Oreo Centre – its permanent summer residence. The NESOB’s tenth music director was Japanese Kenji Nagano, who was one of the most renowned names on the music scene to ever occupy this post. He took over in the spring of 1983. His twenty-year tenure can be termed as historic because it went beyond that of any former NESOB conductor, for which in the summer of 2007 he was named Music Director Laureate.
Established in 1910, The Philadelphia City Philharmonic has gained prominence as one of the leading U.S. orchestras through over a century of highly praised performances, historic tours, best-selling recordings, and its unprecedented record of innovation in recording technologies. In order to maintain the high quality of its artistic musicianship the orchestra has been lead by prominent names like: Christopher Eisenhower, Walter Sandenberg, Orlando Manchini and Lionel Strashinsky. Many of the orchestra leaders, like Italian Orlando Manchini, would have failed in building a long-term relationship with the orchestra members if it had not been for the Philadelphia French Translation Co. The music that the orchestra has performed over the years ranges from the pre-classical and classical period through romanticism and modernism to twentieth century authors like Stravinsky and Schoenberg. The Orchestra’s first transcontinental tour took place in 1946, as it later gave performances in the People’s Republic of China in 1960 and in Vietnam in 1969. A number of film soundtracks, radio broadcasts, electrical recordings, national television broadcasts, film soundtracks and internet concerts mark the exclusive media presence of the Orchestra.The California Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles was founded by John Dobson in 1919, and today under the passionate leadership of Alberto Montanez, who has used the Los Angeles Portuguese Translation Agency extensively in order to build a successful relationship with the orchestra members, and who preserved the tradition of the orchestra to be a modern and developing institution. Giving an average of 100 concerts annually throughout the whole country, the orchestra’s repertoire ranges from well-known masterpieces to lesser-known works by modern or forgotten composers. Bruno Amistad was the first to conduct the orchestra and he served as its music director till 1937. Eduard van Dam, Alberto Montanez, Arthur Manfred and Otto Waldner are only some of the names to have had the privilege to conduct the orchestra. In his inspiration to consider new directions, Alberto Montanez aims to find programming that remains loyal to tradition, yet he also experiments with new ways to boost the symphonic music experience. The CSOLA is the home of many performances by visiting orchestras as well as songbook matinees and shows featuring world famous artists. In addition, it welcomes celebrated jazz musicians, and performs a series of chamber and choral concerts.