The Classical Shift

The Classical Shift
14th September 2023 MPO Marketing

The Classical Shift

DATE: 14/09/2023
TIME: 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM

Cliff Zammit Stevens Soloist
Ali Groen Conductor

Experience the harmonious fusion of classical music and a celebration of diversity with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s remarkable concert conducted by the talented Dutch conductor Ali Groen. Titled “The Classical Shift,” this extraordinary event will not only honor the works of queer composers but also shed light on the historical underrepresentation of minorities in the classical music realm.




George Frideric Handel The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon
Jean Baptiste Lully Overture and select movements from “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”
Benjamin Britten Sally Gardens
Joseph Boulogne Overture L’Amant Anonime
Florence Price Andante
Mariella Cassar Waiting
Leonard Bernstein Candide Overture
Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise and Waltz from Evgeniy Onegin
Camille Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah
Jerry Herman I Am What I Am from La Cage Aux Folles


This vibrant performance features Cliff Zammit Stevens, a tenor, as the soloist, adding an exquisite layer of vocal artistry to the orchestra’s melodies. Ali Groen, the conductor, will expertly guide the orchestra to create an unforgettable musical journey that showcases both artistic brilliance and a commitment to inclusivity.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a musical experience that resonates with the past, embraces the present, and envisions a future where every note represents unity and the power of music to break barriers. Join us as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the inspiring conductor Ali Groen take the stage in a remarkable celebration of diversity and artistry.



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LOCATION: Teatru Manoel, Valletta