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.


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 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.

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