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Mediterranean Soul

Giving concerts is only part of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s mission: helping to develop the next generation of Maltese classical musicians is also a considerable priority. It is with this in ...

Berlioz Le Fantastique

Hector Berlioz’s work was relatively neglected in his native France for much of the 19th century – indeed, his final words are reported to be “at last, they are going to play my music” – alt...

Sonic Structure

Every city has its own distinct sonic identity. Its sound environment is rich in facets that tell one about the historic, social, economic, ecologic and cultural structures. These sounds are part of e...

Mozart at Midnight

Classical music may not be the music one expects to hear at midnight on a night out, but Mozart’s music is timeless, in every sense of the word. The second edition of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestr...

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s first overseas tour dates back to 2001, and since then, it has increasingly ventured beyond Malta’s shores. Given its status as Malta’s only professional orche...

Scheherazade

It is perhaps hardly surprising that stories and fairy tales have inspired music –essentially a method to tell stories without words – throughout the ages. It is with this in mind that the Malta P...

A Night with Bernstein

America had traditionally been perceived as a poor cousin to Europe when it came to classical music, but since the 20th century, it has become one of its leading exponents. Hailing from a country of i...

The Maltese Islands Festival 2017

The Valletta 2018 Foundation is actively endorsing The Maltese Islands Festival – a competition-based platform for amateur performing arts practitioners and students. The Festival strives to provi...