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Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Bratislava

Touring the most prestigious concert halls, Maltese philharmonics will also visit Bratislava

After last year’s success, famous Malta Philharmonic Orchestra returns to concert touring, performing in some of Europe’s most prominent halls.

Grandeur awaits, as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra sets off to perform in some of Europe’s most prestigious concert venues. The four stunning halls; Berliner Philharmonie in Berlin, Smetana Hall in Prague, Bratislava’s Reduta and the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna will host the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as well as award-winning violinist Stella Chen, led by orhestra’s Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan.

Celebrated for her “profound maturity, fresh and spontaneous performance” Chen, winner of the 2019 Queen Elisabeth Competition, joins the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Mendelssohn’s most beloved Violin Concerto, as well as Alexey Shor’s Phantasms.

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In the historic concert hall of Reduta in Bratislava, the orchestra will take prominence of showcasing a vast repertoire. The programme features excerpts from the prolific 20th Century Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian’s Spartacus Ballet Suites. Also performing Intermezzo from Il-Wegħda – the first opera with a Maltese libretto combining song and dance in a traditional village setting by one of the island’s most eminent composers, Charles Camilleri, the orchestra keeps its role of acting as a cultural ambassador for the country.

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra European Tour 2022 is presented by the European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC).

PROGRAMME

Alexey Shor: Violin Concerto No. 2, “Phantasms”
• Allegro Maestoso
• Andante
• Moderato

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
• Allegro molto appassionato
• Andante
• Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace

Charles Camilleri: Intermezzo from Il-Wegħda

Aram Khachaturian: Excerpts from Spartacus Ballet Suites
• Introduction – Dance of the Nymphs
• Adagio of Aegina and Harmodius
• Scene and Dance with Crotala
• Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia
• Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
• Dance of the Gaditanae – Victory of Spartacus

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