The Malta Independent 18 May 2021, Tuesday

When the Arts came to Town

Friday, 11 December 2020, 12:07 Last update: about 6 months ago

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) joins the Christmas spirit with a production poignantly capturing the unique circumstances surrounding this year's festivities.

Presenting a family of artists helping Santa Claus in the delivery of presents, the story seeks to underline the importance of arts, acting as a catalyst for positivity whilst rekindling inspiration towards a more prosperous future. The creative industries, although facing numerous challenges, offered a source of motivation as society sought to adapt to the current realities. In parallel, cultural entities and practitioners shall play a pivotal role as countries establish a pathway back to "normality".  


Produced in collaboration with the Malta Film Commission, the video features the MPO performing a music composition by Daniel Cauchi inspired by the traditional carol Ninni, la tibkix iżjed. 

The project is one in a series of initiatives launched by the orchestra for this Christmas season, following on Għanjiet tal-Milied - an educational initiative targeting primary schools presenting carols in the Maltese language in an interactive online kit.

Further highlighting the importance of arts, the MPO pursues its endeavours online with Orchestra Resounds, a programme of audio-visual concert productions released in the coming months on the orchestra's digital media platforms. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet shall premiere on Monday 14th December 2020, commencing the series produced in collaboration with PARMA Recordings.

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