East, West and Halfway Back

East, West and Halfway Back
9th November 2019 MPO Marketing

East, West and Halfway Back

DATE: 09/11/2019
TIME: 7:30 PM till 9:30 PM

presented in collaboration with Teatru Manoel

RAOUL LAY Conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich/Rudolf Barshai Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110A
Charles Ives Central Park in the Dark
Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Maurice Ravel Concerto in G major for Piano

Barshai’s orchestral arrangement of Shostakovich’s autobiographical String Quartet No. 8 is complemented with Ravel’s light-hearted Piano Concerto, composed “in the spirit of Ravel and Saint-Saëns”. The central part of the programme features two works originally paired together as Two Contemplations. The first piece evokes “the sounds of nature and happenings” whereas The Unanswered Question offers an example of the universal religion Ives conceived.

LOCATION: Teatru Manoel, Valletta