The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on its way to Dubai
The Malta Philharmonic will perform at the grand opening of the Middle East Symphony Festival and then at four more concerts as the orchestra returns to Dubai to continue its international tour.
Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham, considered one of the greatest violinists of our time, will take part in the magnificent opening concert, led by DFO Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan, which opens the second edition of the prestigious festival. It will be a fitting start to a week of MPO performances, featuring world-class musicians and exquisite repertoire.
Sony artist Jasmine Choi, defined as “the goddess of the flute” and acclaimed Grammy Award-winning pianist Mikhail Pletnev, will also be part of the orchestra.
One of the most important works in the violin repertoire, Mendelssohn Concertowill be interpreted by DFO and ‘golden tuning fork‘ Winner Andrey Baranov, while classically inspired by Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations performed by cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière, also winner of the ‘golden tuning fork‘.
In a program of eminent composers, DFO performs Beethoven Symphony No. 5by Stravinsky Bird of Fire and that of Elgar Variations of puzzles in the concerts given at the Dubai Opera with works by Maltese composers Joseph Vella, Euchar Gravina, Kristian Schembri and Kris Spiteri.
As well as ensuring the orchestra’s role as Malta’s cultural ambassador, the performance of local works also goes hand in hand with Symphonic Middle East’s vision to “develop the proliferation of classical music in all regions of the world”, with the export of Maltese talent internationally. public.
The Symphonic Middle East Festival 2022 is presented by CMDI Group in partnership with SAMIT Event Group and supported by the European Foundation for Cultural Support.
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