The Malta Independent 29 February 2020, Saturday

The MPO premieres ‘Sinfonia Domestica’

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:08 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra shall be performing Richard Strauss' masterpiece Sinfonia Domestica for the first time in Malta on Saturday, 8 February at 7.30pm at Teatru Astra in Gozo.

Although the musical depiction of one's personal life was not uncommon, the work is a blatant realism of family life, including arguments with his wife and screams of young children. Indeed, this multi-movement continuous work describes a 24-hour life-cycle in the Strauss household.

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The programme also features Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a composition coined as his first abstract work which reflects his childhood dream of becoming a virtuoso performer.

The concert, part of Movements of Passion, the orchestra's 19/20 Season, will be under the direction of MPO artistic director Raoul Lay and features violinist Anna Gockel, named "Classic Revelation of Adami" in 2016.

Tickets for this concert, which features in #Inhobbok, organised by the Ministry for Gozo, can be acquired through showshappening.com. An exclusive Shuttle Service (requiring pre-booking) will be provided for patrons at a nominal fee of €2. The service will run from the Mgarr Ferry Terminal following the arrival of the 6pm ferry. The return leg leaves at the end of the concert.

For more information visit www.maltaorchestra.com


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