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Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

As Malta’s only professional orchestra, the MPO is in high demand, performing in over 70 concerts every year, including symphonic concerts, opera productions in Malta and Gozo, community outreach and educational programmes as well as various concerts of a lighter nature. Its busy schedule notwithstanding, the MPO has increasingly ventured beyond Malta’s shores in recent years, having undertaken its first overseas tour back in 2001. Since then, it has collaborated with numerous orchestras and opera companies and performed in leading venues across the globe, including in China, Italy, Germany, Austria and Belgium.

Over the years, the orchestra has performed with many renowned artists including Karl Jenkins, Joseph Calleja, Andrea Bocelli and Bryn Terfel, acclaimed conductors such as Michalis Economou, Peter Stark, Jean-Marc Burfin, Wayne Marshall and Philip Walsh, as well as pop stars including Claudio Baglioni, Suzanne Vega, Michael Bolton and Anastacia.

The MPO also has a number of recordings to its name. Its CDs include a project with international record label Naxos featuring works by Maltese composer Charles Camilleri and two CD series published by Cameo Classics, Music of the 19th Century Jewish German Composers and British Composers Premiere Collections. A CD featuring the music of Polish composer Alexandre Tansman with the CPO Label was released in 2018.

The MPO is a keen exponent of Maltese composers, regularly performing their works in Malta and abroad and premièring – as well as commissioning – new compositions.

It is also responsible for the orchestral training and professional development of the next generation of Maltese musicians, through the MPO Academy and the Malta Youth Orchestra, which itself regularly gives concerts across Malta. At the same time, it is actively involved in organising educational programmes for children, through workshops and special performances.

While it celebrates 50 years of music, the MPO remains intent on delivering quality orchestral music to the Maltese islands, all the time continuing to promote Malta’s musical heritage overseas.


Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
1 Triq John Lopez
MLT-1400 Floriana, Malta

fon: +356 2124 4473
email: info@maltaorchestra.com


Music of Mystery and Magic

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird (selection)
Bernard Herrmann: Psycho (selection from the soundtrack)
John Williams: Jaws (selection from the soundtrack)

Mysteries and scary stories fascinate children and adults alike, and in this year’s edition of the annual Family Fanfare concert, the MPO will be exploring a dark musical world in an interactive concert under the direction of Robert Hodge.

Featuring great classical works and iconic soundtracks written to evoke a sense of mystery, magic and fear, such as the Night on Bald Mountain made famous through Disney’s Fantasia and John Williams’ brilliant musical depiction of an approaching shark for Jaws, this interactive concert will help highlight just how strongly the right piece of music can make us feel.
Performances / Performance Pjazza Teatru Rjal Valletta Valletta, Triq il-Vittorja
Performances / Theatre Manoel Theater Malta Valletta, 115, Old Theatre Street

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