Premieres – American & Maltese

Premieres – American & Maltese
2nd February 2019 MPO Marketing

Premieres – American & Maltese

DATE: 02/02/2019
TIME: 8:00 PM till 9:30 PM


Leonard Bernstein Overture to Candide
Joseph Vella Concerto for Piccolo, Strings and Timpani, Op. 114
Christopher Muscat Bahr al-Mawt Symphony
Gregory W. Brown Harmonies of Opposites

Under the direction of Miran Vaupotić, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be premiering two works in a night
of Maltese and American music. After opening with the famous overture to Bernstein’s operetta Candide, the orchestra’s own piccolo player Fiorella Camilleri takes on a solo role for a performance of Joseph Vella’s Piccolo Concerto.

The orchestra will then tackle two newly-commissioned works. Christopher Muscat’s work is inspired by the tragic deaths of would-be asylum seekers crossing the Mediterranean, while Gregory Brown’s own work is inspired by the prints of Victor Pasmore, the British abstract artist who had made Malta his home.

LOCATION: Teatru Manoel, Valletta