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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.

contact

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

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

Concert

Tchaikovsky's Fifth (Stuttgart)

MPO Tour 2018

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergey Smbatyan, Conductor
Ingolf Wunder, Piano
David Aaron Carpenter, Viola


Albert Garzia: Kewn
Alexey Shor: Piano Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Tchaikovsky was particularly enthusiastic about his Fifth Symphony – which was actually his sixth, including the unnumbered Manfred Symphony – only to end up deeply dejected by a muted public reaction to the work. However, the symphony, a four-movement cyclical piece with a recurring main theme evoking the idea of fate, has grown immeasurably in stature since.

Under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the MPO will also be joined by Ingolf Wunder, an Austrian classical pianist – for a performance of a piano concerto by Alexey Shor. The concert opens with a newly-commissioned work for orchestra and solo viola by Maltese composer Albert Garzia, bearing the name Kewn (existence).
Concert

Tchaikovsky's Fifth (Wiesbaden)

MPO Tour 2018

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergey Smbatyan, Conductor
Ingolf Wunder, Piano
David Aaron Carpenter, Viola


Albert Garzia: Kewn
Alexey Shor: Piano Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Tchaikovsky was particularly enthusiastic about his Fifth Symphony – which was actually his sixth, including the unnumbered Manfred Symphony – only to end up deeply dejected by a muted public reaction to the work. However, the symphony, a four-movement cyclical piece with a recurring main theme evoking the idea of fate, has grown immeasurably in stature since.

Under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the MPO will also be joined by Ingolf Wunder, an Austrian classical pianist – for a performance of a piano concerto by Alexey Shor. The concert opens with a newly-commissioned work for orchestra and solo viola by Maltese composer Albert Garzia, bearing the name Kewn (existence).
Concert

Tchaikovsky's Fifth (Berlin)

MPO Tour 2018

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergey Smbatyan, Conductor
Ingolf Wunder, Piano
David Aaron Carpenter, Viola


Albert Garzia: Kewn
Alexey Shor: Piano Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Tchaikovsky was particularly enthusiastic about his Fifth Symphony – which was actually his sixth, including the unnumbered Manfred Symphony – only to end up deeply dejected by a muted public reaction to the work. However, the symphony, a four-movement cyclical piece with a recurring main theme evoking the idea of fate, has grown immeasurably in stature since.

Under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the MPO will also be joined by Ingolf Wunder, an Austrian classical pianist – for a performance of a piano concerto by Alexey Shor. The concert opens with a newly-commissioned work for orchestra and solo viola by Maltese composer Albert Garzia, bearing the name Kewn (existence).
Concert

Tchaikovsky's Fifth (Vienna)

MPO Tour 2018

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Sergey Smbatyan, Conductor
Ingolf Wunder, Piano
David Aaron Carpenter, Viola


Albert Garzia: Kewn
Alexey Shor: Piano Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Tchaikovsky was particularly enthusiastic about his Fifth Symphony – which was actually his sixth, including the unnumbered Manfred Symphony – only to end up deeply dejected by a muted public reaction to the work. However, the symphony, a four-movement cyclical piece with a recurring main theme evoking the idea of fate, has grown immeasurably in stature since.

Under the direction of conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the MPO will also be joined by Ingolf Wunder, an Austrian classical pianist – for a performance of a piano concerto by Alexey Shor. The concert opens with a newly-commissioned work for orchestra and solo viola by Maltese composer Albert Garzia, bearing the name Kewn (existence).
Performances / Theatre Manoel Theater Malta Valletta, 115, Old Theatre Street
Performances / Performance Notre Dame Theatre Żabbar, Sanctuary Street,
Performances / Performance Malta School of Music Hamrun, 32, Joseph Abela Scolaro Street Hamrun