Auditorium Claudio Santoro
One of the cultural attractions that can’t be counted off your program of rides in Campos do Jordão is the Auditorium Claudio Santoro, the main stage of the biggest event of classical music in America Latina: Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão.
Opened in March 1979, by the Governor Paulo Egídio and his Culture, Science and Technology secretary, Max Feffer, the Museum Felicia Leirner and the Auditorium Claudio Santoro has an area of 35 thousand square meters, remaining from Mata Atlântica, and its one of the main cultural spaces in Campos do Jordão receiving dance, music, congress and convention performances, and has room enough for 814 people, besides individual acoustic rooms, big dressing-rooms, practice rooms, technical are and the lounge, with a space for a café. The auditorium also counts on accessibility equipments, like ramps, elevators for handicaps and adapted bathrooms.
The room, in shape of a theater, uses the natural gap of the territory to put the crowd, covered in slab, squared and with glass walls, that allow the contact with the outside environment, integrating and contemplating the native woods that surround the place. Annexed to the crowd, are the stage installation and services. The foyer is positioned on the superior part of the crowd, forming an esplanade with the coverage.
The project is made by the italian architect Giancarlo Gasperini, together with his friends and associates Plínio croce and Roberto Aflalo, contribution by Orfeu Zamboni and Igor Srenevzky, responsible for the acoustic project.
The auditorium Campos do Jordão, in 19809, had its name changed by the Governor of São Paulo Orestes Quércia, in order to honor the maestro Claudio Santoro, the first titled regent of the Orquestra Sinfônica from Brasília and a big composer of classical music with a musical collection around 500 works, that passed away that year.
In 2004 to 2009, it was managed by the Associação Paulista dos Amigos da Arte (APAA), that made the structural reforms and the technical instalation were modernised, in order to adapt the equipments to the nowadays needs, besides offering a variety program of events to the population of Campos do jordão, region and its visitors.
The Auditorium Claudio Santoro is a part of the history of the Festival Internacional de Inverno, that was idealised on 1970, on the nobel salon on Palácio Boa Vista in a piano recital with Magdalena Tagliferro. Due to the dimension that this event had been earning, it was necessary to look for a new place to receive the new concerts and its audience, being the chosen one a territory next to the Palace, that would shelter the Auditorium Campos do Jordão, starting its constructions in 1975 and opened in 1979. Today, the event has around 40 attractions that present in the Auditorium, besides the others perfomances in another touristic points in the city like the Capela São Pedro (Palácio boa Vista), Churches São Benedito and Santa Terezinha and Praça do Capivari.
Address: Rua Arrobas Martins, 1800 – Alto da Boa Vista
Time: Open from tuesdays to sundays, from 9h to 18h
Phone: +55 (12) 3662-6000