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Katara hosts Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra


Doha: The Cultural Village Foundation- Katara will organize in cooperation with Turkey's Embassy in Qatar, the Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra on Monday. 

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House - Katara Cultural Village. 

The Presidential Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1826 by Sultan Mahmut II with the name 'Mizika-i Humayun.'

After the foundation of the Turkish Republic, the State orchestra moved to the new capital Ankara in 1924 upon the orders of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founding President of the Republic of Turkey.

In 1932 the orchestra was named the 'Riyaseti Cumhur Orkestrasi' (Republican Orchestra). With this new formation the band and the orchestra clearly separated.

Hasan Ferit Alnar became the conductor of the orchestra, and remained until 1957 then the name of the orchestra changed to the 'Cumhurbaskanligi Senfoni Orkestrasi' ('Presidential Symphony Orchestra'). 

As of 2015 the Orchestra had played in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, Italy, France, Switzerland, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Poland, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, Japan, USA and England.

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