Modern Music Days is back with more quality sound performances this November and December. November’s performance features Ensemble, a musical collaboration between the Czech Republic’s Brno Contemporary Orchestra and local musicians, under the direction of conductor Pavel Šnajdr. Toi Toi workshops and improvisation sessions for Form 1 children will be held in December and will introduce children to today’s diverse musical world. Interactive workshops will eventually lead to a collective performance. Previous events included spectacular multimedia performances by UK group Powerplant and amazing organ performances by Glen Dempsey accompanied by the Schola Jubilate Cantorum choir. For more information visit the Modern Music Days website
Ensemble – Sunday 30th November, 20:00 – Robert Samut Hall, Floriana
Ensemble will present a brilliant repertoire of modern musical compositions by some of the most influential 20th century and contemporary composers. The music is avante-garde, yet accessible, and it is delivered in the form of a lively and highly-skilled performance from all the musicians performing in the ensemble. The repertoire includes masterpieces by Pierre Boulez, Guillaume Connesson, Trevor Grahl, György Ligeti, Witold Lutosławski and Iannis Xenakis. Modern Music Days has also crafted some work, thus resulting in a collaboration between the Czech Republic’s Brno Contemporary Orchestra and local musicians, under the direction of conductor of Pavel Šnajdr. The event shall be held at the Robert Samut Hall in Floriana. This is collaborative event with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Toi Toi – Tuesday 2nd December – Friday 5th December, 09:30 – 12:00 – Studio Theatre (Teatru Manoel)
Teatru Manoel, in collaboration with the Malta Association for Contemporary Music, will be hosting a unique music event for Form 1 school children. Musicians and artists will be holding a series of fun workshops, exposing students to the broad musical world of today. The Toi Toi workshops feature interactive sessions on prepared piano, recycled percussion, electronic music and drumming. A collective performance involving all the students who participated will be held once the workshops have finished.