The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new CD released by Navona Records – Contemporary Colours. The album features new works by Maltese composers with the orchestra under the baton of Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan.
Presenting a selection of works by innovative composers, the CD combines full orchestration with pre-recorded elements, traditional instruments, and contemporary sounds to bring the pieces to life. The repertoire features Three Pieces by Euchar Gravina, Waiting by Mariella Cassar-Cordina, Mesogeios by Cristopher Muscat, Fine Line by Véronique Vella, Riħ (Wind) by Alexander Vella Gregory and Xamm (Scent) by Albert Garzia.
Recorded in January at the orchestra’s music hub at Robert Samut Hall and produced by PARMA Recordings. The album will be Released in physical and digital format on November 20, and distributed by Naxos on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, amongst other platforms.
Supported by Festivals Malta, the project aims to highlight Maltese music and taps the MPO’s mission of acting as a keen exponent of Maltese composers in Malta and overseas.