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The Classical Shift – celebrating diversity with the MPO


Time: September 14, 2023 08:00PM
Location: Teatru Manoel
Event Type: Arts & Culture
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Experience the harmonious fusion of classical music and a celebration of diversity with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s remarkable concert conducted by the talented Dutch conductor Ali Groen. Titled “The Classical Shift,” this extraordinary event will not only honor the works of queer composers but also shed light on the historical underrepresentation of minorities in the classical music realm.

Immerse yourself in the captivating sounds of a curated program that spans the rich tapestry of classical compositions:

George Frideric Handel: “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba,” from Solomon
Jean Baptiste Lully: Overture and select movements from “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme”
Benjamin Britten: “Sally Gardens”
Joseph Boulogne: Overture “L’Amant Anonime”
Florence Price: “Andante”
Mariella Cassar: “Waiting”
Leonard Bernstein: “Candide Overture”
Engelbert Humperdinck: “Hansel and Gretel”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “Polonaise” and “Waltz” from “Evgeniy Onegin”
Camille Saint-Saëns: “Bacchanale” from “Samson and Delilah”
Jerry Herman: “I Am What I Am” from “La Cage Aux Folles”

This vibrant performance features Cliff Zammit Stevens, a tenor, as the soloist, adding an exquisite layer of vocal artistry to the orchestra’s melodies. Ali Groen, the conductor, will expertly guide the orchestra to create an unforgettable musical journey that showcases both artistic brilliance and a commitment to inclusivity.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a musical experience that resonates with the past, embraces the present, and envisions a future where every note represents unity and the power of music to break barriers. Join us as the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the inspiring conductor Ali Groen take the stage in a remarkable celebration of diversity and artistry.

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