The new headquarters of the Symphony Orchestra, the Caja de Música, is located in Nou Llevant and will allow to offer music all year round

The works of the new headquarters of the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands (OSIB), the Caja de Música, are already showing progress in the side naves. Of these, the left one will house the rehearsal areas, the musicians’ studio and the dressing rooms; and the right one, the administration and archive area. On the second floor is the central structure, which will house the main hall for the orchestra’s performances.caja de musica

The new facility will have a main hall with capacity for 700 people, a multipurpose hall with capacity for 100 people, as well as office rooms, an archive, five study rooms and an outdoor park for live projections, with capacity for 800 people. In addition, it will have a unique technical equipment in Europe, with more than nineteen camera points for 4K recording with live production; a high-definition microphone system; an indoor system of atmospheric and stereo speakers in the outdoor park; an outdoor high-definition LED screen of 150 M2MA; a 4K projection system in the main hall; a multidisciplinary stage lighting system, and solar panels that will produce an energy independence of 60%.

Music all year round

Thanks to the technical features, all OSIB concerts will be recorded to increase the contents of the Symphony’s record label every week, available on 70 digital platforms. The design and acoustics will make it possible to collaborate with national and international concert agencies and plan concerts by guest orchestras touring in Spain. The new project will also have a rental plan to increase its own income.

Among the objectives of the Caja de Música are to increase existing audiences and the number of concerts, create new audiences and reduce the costs of rehearsals, concerts, transportation and logistics. In the last five years, the OSIB has become a musical figure in Spain due to the presence of international artists and a varied program.

The new building and video projection system will allow the OSIB to offer music 360 days a year, in a project that aims to promote cultural tourism and establish itself as an icon of international relations in European tourism.