The Malta Independent 5 March 2024, Tuesday
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The MPO to perform in Italy in January

Sunday, 21 January 2024, 08:35 Last update: about 3 months ago

Later on this month, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be travelling to Italy to perform concerts at the prestigious Auditorium Parco della Musica 'Ennio Morricone' in Rome and the Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna. As Malta's foremost musical institution, the orchestra continues to be a proud exponent of classical and Maltese repertoire both at home and abroad.

During this tour, the orchestra - under the direction of its Resident Conductor Michael Laus - shall perform Brahms' monumental Double Concerto for violin and cello, with the participation of soloists Carmine Lauri (violin) and Erica Piccotti (cello) and Tchaikovsky's evergreen Nutcracker Suite. The orchestra shall also perform the works of three contemporary Maltese composers: The Forbidden by Reuben Zahra, Mesogeios by Christopher Muscat (featuring Francesco Sultana playing traditional Maltese instruments) and Crux by Josef Bugeja.

For the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, this tour is both a means of cultural exchange as well as an opportunity to creating lasting memories that resonate across borders. More importantly, it underscores the orchestra's commitment to exporting the best of local culture through the universal language of music.


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