The International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico’s (ICOPR) mission is to interculturally promote peace, unity, and brotherhood amongst nations through music, to attract the finest musicians from around the world, to make music at the highest artistic level and to culturally serve underprivileged communities throughout Puerto Rico and the world.
ICOPR’s motto is Passion – Precision – Purity. Through creatively modern performances conducive to cultivating new audiences, ICOPR collaborates with communities, municipalities, and arts organizations to form educationally enriching and engaging experiences that promote an international cultural surge throughout the island.
ICOPR incorporates young artists to nurture their formation, attracts cultural tourism and internationally promotes Puerto Rico through the highest level of artistry and culture.
ICOPR Young Artist, Timothée Berte-Renou (France) with school children in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
The ICOPR presents attractive, high-energy concerts that are educationally fun, promoting the active participation of young people. The orchestra’s modern and innovative image inspires a new audience of classical and universal music lovers for the future of Puerto Rico. Professors from distinguished schools of music such as those at Michigan State, UCLA, Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, offer public classes and private lessons free of charge.
ICOPR creates a cradle of training for budding artists. Additionally, ICOPR immerses young artists perched on the brink of their professional careers in an atmosphere of mentoring and real-world experience through participation in all of the Orchestra's events during the two-week Festival. In two years, ICOPR has been privileged to offer this experience to 30 young artists!
For two weeks, from the end of January to the beginning of February the ICOPR performs great masterworks of the chamber orchestra and chamber music repertoire.
In recent seasons the ICOPR performed for children and audiences from all over Puerto Rico, including San Juan, Cupey, Coamo Mayagüez, Caimito, Guayama and Ponce!
Inspired by the concerts of Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts, ICOPR shares high-impact performances and intimately intriguing conversations with the television audience.
Throughout the year ICOPR concerts air on Liberty Cable and WIPR Channel 6.
ICOPR performing Live from "Studio C" at WIPR television station at the 2016 Festival.
It is the ICOPR's mission is to promote unity, peace and brotherhood through music. In the 2017 Festival artists from 12 nations shared the stage!