Guatemala’s National Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Authorities

The National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala performed its second season concert at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Lincy Rodríguez -AGN-. The Ministry of Culture and Sports -MCD- organized the second-season concert of the National Symphony Orchestra of Guatemala at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, an event designed to welcome the new authorities of the Government of Guatemala.

President Bernardo Arévalo, First Lady Lucrecia Peinado, and the Minister of Culture and Sports, Liwy Grazioso, attended the concert.

National Cultural Heritage

The National Symphony Orchestra was declared a Cultural Heritage of the Nation and established as a unique symbol of music in Guatemala in 1991. Its valuable contribution to the country’s musical culture has been recognized throughout the years.

One of the highlights of the concert was the performance of the symphony The New World, composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 during his stay in the United States. This masterpiece has inspired numerous artists of different genres who have created their own interpretations, demonstrating the agelessness of classical music.

Art epicenter

During this administration, the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, the location of this performance, is positioned as a cultural epicenter open to the arts. This emblematic building will offer guided weekend tours, allowing visitors to explore its rich history and architecture.

The MCD invites visitors to explore the palace’s facilities this Saturday, January 27. It will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., so visitors can dive into its culture and history.

The National Symphony Orchestra’s performance exalted Guatemala’s musical richness, highlighting the importance of cultural spaces such as the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura. The event merged art, history, and music on the same stage, leaving an indelible mark on the country’s cultural scene.

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