It is the most representative musical group in our country. Its first predecessor is the Mexican Symphony Orchestra, founded by maestro Carlos Chávez in 1928. After the creation of the National Institute of Fine Arts in 1947, the Mexican Symphony Orchestra became, first, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Music and Finally, in the National Symphony Orchestra. He has obtained various recognitions, such as the 2002 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Classical Album and the Lunas Award from the National Auditorium for Best Classical Show in 2004.
It has been led by, among others, Moncayo, Herrera, Mata, Cárdenas, Flores, Savín and Diemecke. It has been conducted by legendary figures such as Monteux, Bernstein, Stravinsky, Solti, Copland, Penderecki, Klemperer, Celibidache, Villa-Lobos and Dutoit. Among the soloists who have performed with her are several of the greatest musicians of our time, such as Arthur Rubinstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlos Prieto, Jessye Norman, Frederica von Stade, Kiri Te Kanawa, Francisco Araiza, Plácido Domingo and Joshua Bell, to name just a few.
His international career is very extensive. He continuously participates in important national festivals such as the Festival of the Historic Center of Mexico City, the Cervantino International Festival and the Miguel Bernal Jiménez Morelia Music Festival.
She was appointed to offer the concert for the “entry of the millennium” in the company of tenor Ramón Vargas, in the Plaza de la Constitución. He has toured to different countries, where he has always achieved great success. His constant support to disseminate the Mexican and Latin American symphonic repertoire stands out.
Among its international tours, it is worth highlighting the one that concluded in February 2008, under the direction of its current director, maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto, who took over in 2007. On this trip, the OSN played 14 concerts in some of the most recognized in Europe such as the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Thèâtre Du Châtelet in Paris, France; and Palais Des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium.
In November 2016, the National Symphony Orchestra made a new tour of Europe, in which it performed in other important venues: the Musikverein in Vienna, the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt and the Philharmonie in Cologne. In all its presentations on these tours, the National Symphony Orchestra has received the most enthusiastic ovations from the demanding European public.