The Jutro newspaper wrote: “Following an initiative by members of the Radio and Opera orchestras, a special symphony orchestra has been founded that has taken on the task of giving a series of symphonic concerts with very interesting programmes under the auspices of the Musical Society. We warmly welcome this initiative from our generous musicians.”

This was the start of the symphony orchestra that bore the weight of the symphonic programme in wartime Ljubljana. Concerts were mainly held at the Union Hall and were often sold out, as audiences were hungry for musical entertainment at this time.