Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 8pm

The Music Center

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Valletta 2018 Tour

The European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) presents one of its largest and most important projects: the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Valletta 2018 Tour.

From November 27 to December 1, 2018, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) embarks across the United States to celebrate its 50th anniversary and highlight the status of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture 2018. The orchestra will be led by renowned conductor and honored artist of the Republic of Armenia Sergey Smbatyan.

Each concert will open with a performance of Rebbieħa, a symphonic poem penned by Gozitan composer Joseph Vella. Travel Notebook, a concerto for piano and orchestra by notable modern American-Maltese composer Alexey Shor, will feature international prize-winning Austrian pianist and Deutsche Grammophon artist Ingolf Wunder as a soloist. The MPO rounds off its concerts with Dmitri Shostakovich’s famous Fifth Symphony.


About the EUFSC

The European Foundation for Support of Culture has a vast portfolio of projects and events organized in Malta and abroad. As a valuable stakeholder of the foreign community in Malta, the EUFSC works and partners with many cultural communities, centers, embassies, and government establishments, including the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Malta Tourism Authority, and more. It is always ready to collaborate on any planned future projects.
Initiated and implemented by the EUFSC and endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the MPO Valletta 2018 Tour includes performances at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on November 27; the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland on November 29; and Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in New York City on December 1.

This concert is not presented by Strathmore.


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