The Government on Thursday approved, through an Ordinance, the creation of the European Union Orchestra, according to a press release of the Ministry of Culture and National Identity issued on Thursday.
“The Romanian Gov’t on Thursday, January 17, adopted an Ordinance regarding the regulation of some fiscal-budgetary measures, including the organisation and development of the cultural project European Union Orchestra,” reads a release of the MCIN.
“At the proposal of Mrs Prime Minister, Viorica Dancila, the Romanian Government, through the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, decided to set up the European Union Orchestra, to be representative for both the entire European space and for Romania, as it can make our shared values known everywhere in the world. The biggest talents in each state will promote the richness of our shared cultural inheritance, as the European Union countries are linked to one another by both their common history and their feeling of belonging to a shared cultural space,” stated the Minister of Culture, Daniel Breaz, quoted in the release.
MCIN, in its capacity as coordinator and financier, shall ensure the necessary spaces for the preparation and performance of the concerts and shows of the orchestra.
Romania exercises the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, starting with January 1, 2019. In this context, in the presence of the European leaders, musicians from all the countries member of the EU performed for the first time in this formula, under the coordination of master Ion Marin, on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum, on the occasion of the event organised on January 10 under the high patronage of the Government.