The second phase of the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra began on May 29, 1999. Since then, this association of musicians has combined its programming of symphonic concerts with performances for Amigos Canarios de la Zarzuela (“Zarzuela Canary Friends”), Amigos Canarios de la Ópera (“ Opera Canary Friends”), Gran Canaria Chamber Opera Workshop, Cuyás Theater, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Hall, International Music Festival of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria Philharmonic Foundation or Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. These activities developed in recent years have facilitated that young musicians from Gran Canaria acquire an important orchestral experience working with conductors such as Guido Ajmon-Marsan, Felipe Amor, Patrick Baton, José Brito, Angel Camacho, José María Damunt, Ricardo Frizza, Monserrat Font Marco, Ignacio García Vidal, Luis García, José Luis Gómez, Gregorio Gutiérrez, Francesc Llongueres, Dolores Marco, Juan José Ocón, Miquel Ortega, Pascual Osa, Miguel Roa or Rafael Sánchez. Within the symphonic activity, the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra has accompanied soloists such as Celso Albelo, Jorge de León, Francisco Corujo, Judith Pezoa, Los Sabandeños, Concha Buika, Lucas Alemán, Juan Pablo Alemán, Radovan Cavallin, Francisco Martínez Ramos, Salvador Mir, Sergio Marrero or Víctor Parra.
With more than 18 years of experience in concert management, the Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra always offers the highest quality in its concerts, always betting on local talent, counting among its musicians with professionals of national and international experience. Among its many projects, the popular New Year's Concert has become an unavoidable annual event selling out all locations and repeating up to 3 functions at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. One aspect to highlight in this project is the production of a participating choir with about 100 members that make the concert itself much more spectacular and closer. The Las Palmas Symphony Orchestra has a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage of the Gran Canaria Government (Cabildo) and is also a non-profit organization that fights for the recognition and rights of musicians in the Canary Islands. Since last March 2017, it has become a resident orchestra of the Teatro Cruce de Culturas at Cruce de Arinaga (Agüimes- Gran Canaria) and has appointed Mr. Rafael Sánchez Araña as principal conductor.