Posted 26 June, 2013 by Stuart Torres in Arts

The Guatemala National Symphony Orchestra

3a. By. 4-61, area 1, Guatemala City
Postal code 010001
Telephone: (502) 2232-2167

Fax: (502) 2253-9023

orquesta_sinfonica_nacional_guatemalaIt was founded in 1936, by the President of that time, General Jorge Ubico Castañeda.En then became known as the Progressive Liberal Orchestra. He belonged to the then called Ministry of War, Today Ministry of National Defense and was used mainly for opening presidential tours, civic events, protocol and religious. The orchestra was composed of young talents National Conservatory of Music, which in turn was based on 1875, by decree of General Justo Rufino Barrios, Year 1873. The Progressive Liberal Orchestra name was changed 11 July 1944 by presidential Agreement signed by the Prime Designate to the Presidency of the Republic, general Federico Ponce Vaides (He replaced General Jorge Ubico, who resigned the 1 July of that year); subsequently became part of the Department of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Education, now the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

According to Decree 80-91 the Congress of the Republic, the 27 November 1981, is elevated to the category of Cultural Heritage, in order to protect and preserve, taking into account also the music file that includes classical music and contemporary national and international artists.

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