Created in 2006, the OUM includes, in its various configurations, the teachers and students of the Department of Music, as well as the orchestra’s instrumentalists, soloists, and guest conductors who represent the creativity, arts and culture that is rooted in the field of scientific-pedagogic training and reflect this to the community, in the field of Musical Studies. With a regular activity of approximately 15 concerts per year, the symphonies and choral-symphonies such as the Requiem of Mozart, Requiem of Fauré, the Carmina Burana of Carl Orff, Symphony no. 1 of Brahms, and Symphonies No. 5, 6, 7 and 9 of Beethoven, as well as concerts for soloist instruments and the orchestra by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Brahms stand out from their repertoire. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the University of Minho, the OUM performed the UMinho symphony - specially composed for the celebration - under the direction of its composer, António Vitorino de Almeida.
This Orchestra is supported by the Caixa Geral de Depósitos bank.