“Honor of Nation” Award for the Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra
This year is the 55th anniversary of Albanian Radio and Television Orchestra. In this anniversary, the President of the Republic, Mr. Bujar Nishani awarded the Orchestra with the “Honor of the Nation” award.
The motivation of the presidency that accompanies the award is: “for the precious and undeniable contribution of this great musical formation with excellent performances for more than half a century, having a tremendous, significant and inalienable impact on the music’s development throughout Country as well as enabling the cultural development of the Albanian people “. The orchestra was founded on May 16, 1962. The first concert was performed on August 20th of the same year under the direction of the conductor Mustafa Krantja and it were performed works of Haydn, Mendelssohn and Mozart.