MYO Community Concert as part of Notte Gozitana 2013

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MYO Community Concert as part of Notte Gozitana 2013The Malta Youth Orchestra under the direction of its artistic director Joseph Vella will present a Community Concert, at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, Gozo.

The concert is taking place as part of this weekend’s ‘Lejlet Lapsi – Notte Gozitana 2013’ and is being held on Sunday evening, the 12th of May, starting at 7.30pm. Entrance to the concert is free.

The eclectic programme of music is as follows:

Nicolo Isouard – L’Intrigue aux Fenetres

Aram Khatchaturian – Masquerade Suite

(a) Waltz

(b) Nocturne

Johann Strauss – Egyptian March

von Suppe – Poet and Peasant

Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite

(a) Ase’s Death

(b) Anitra’s Dance

Bizet – Carmen Suite

(a) Prelude and Aragonaise

(b) Intermezzo

(c) Dragon d’Alcala

(d) March of the Torreadors.

The Malta Youth Orchestra is the ‘sister ensemble’ of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and is made up of talented young musicians.

The target aim of the MYO is to provide an excellent opportunity for budding musicians to gain first-hand experience playing in an orchestra and, more importantly, to participate in the joy of ensemble music-making.

The MYO made its first public appearance in December 2004 during a concert held at the President’s Palace in Valletta under the direction of Michael Laus.

In 2011 the MYO was revived and on April 27 gave a concert at Sir Temi Zammit Hall (University of Malta) under the direction of its current artistic director and conductor Joseph Vella, meeting regularly on Saturday mornings at Robert Samut Hall.

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