Violin Concerto Gala

Violin Concerto Gala
18th February 2022 MPO Marketing

Violin Concerto Gala

DATE: 18/02/2022
TIME: 7:00 PM till 8:30 PM

presented as part of the Symphonic Middle East Festival 2022 




Joseph Vella Rebbieħa, Op. 45
Alexey Shor Violin Concerto in B Minor
Giacomo Puccini Preludio Sinfonico 
Euchar Gravina After Mahler 
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 


The MPO returns to Dubai Opera featuring an eclectic programme under the baton of Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan. 

 Vella’s symphonic poem possesses a highly distinctive voice that both recognizes the traditions of the past while embracing an unmistakable 20th century diversity of orchestral colours and harmonic expression. Young London-based Maltese composer Euchar Gravina is also featured with a performance of After Mahler, a work originally for an orchestra in isolation whereas Puccini’s Preludio exhibits a lush orchestral timbre and Italian melodic gestures associated with the composer. 

“Diapason d’Or” Winner Andrey Baranov joins the orchestra for Mendelssohn’s concerto, one of the most important in the violin repertoire as well as Shor’s work. 

This concert is presented by CMDI Group and SAMIT Event Group, with the support of the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC). 

LOCATION: Dubai Opera, Dubai