Season Opening Concert

Season Opening Concert
31st August 2023 cyber

Season Opening Concert

DATE: 31/08/2023
TIME: 8:00 PM till 9:15 PM

Michael Laus Conductor
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

The MPO opens its new concert season with an exhilarating programme. Resident conductor Michael Laus leads the orchestra in Weber’s Overture to his opera Der Freischütz, a thrilling work brimming with vibrant melodies. Inspired by Mozart’s epic opera Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky wrote his delightful four-movement orchestral suite Mozartiana in his honour.

The piece de resistance, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged for orchestra by Ravel, features ten vivid musical sketches each representing paintings tied together by a recurring promenade theme.



Carl Maria von Weber

“Overture” from Der Freischütz


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61 “Mozartiana”

i.  Gigue: Allegro

ii.  Menuet: Moderato

iii.  Preghiera: Andante ma non tanto

iv.  Thème et Variations: Allegro Giusto


Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

[adapted and orchestrated, Maurice Ravel] 

i.  The Gnome

ii.  The Old Castle

iii.  Tuileries

iv.  Cattle

v.  Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells

vi.  Samuel Goldenberg and Shmuel

vii.  The Market at Limoges

viii.  Catacombs

ix.  Hut on Fowls’ Legs

x.  The Great Gate of Kiev

LOCATION: Hilton Malta, St. Julians