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Independence Day Concert

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) and Festivals Malta present Il-Kunċert tal-Indipendenza, under the distinguished patronage of the President of the Republic of Malta.

The Verdala Palace in Siggiewi host a unique interdisciplinary production artistically directed by Ruben Zahra. MPO Resident Conductor Michael Laus leads the orchestra in a number of renowned classics.

The online concert features also two works by local composers, Camilleri’s Court Dances from Malta and the national premiere of Zahra’s Taqbida. Violinist Stefan Calleja joins the fray for Heifetz’s arrangement of Estrellita.


Béla Bartók: Rumanian Folk Dances
Ennio Morricone: Deborah’s Theme
Charles Camilleri: Court Dances from Malta
Manuel Ponce/ Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita
Ruben Zahra: Taqbida
Rodion Shchedrin: Carmen Suite Selection

Ruben Zahra Artistic Director
Michael Laus Conductor
Stefan Calleja Violin

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