The Firebird in Gozo


Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Triq Ir-Republika, Rabat, Malta View map

The MPO returns to Gozo with Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan in a concert presenting Stravinsky’s Suite for orchestra from the ballet The Firebird. The Russian folklore theme continues as highly acclaimed South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim joins for Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto.

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Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Op. 35
     I.      Allegro Moderato 
     II.     Canzonetta: Andante 
     III.    Finale: Allegro vivacissimo 
Igor Stravinsky The Firebird Suite 
     I.     Introduction - The Firebird and its dance – The Firebird’s variation 
     II.    The Princesses’ Khorovod 
     III.   Infernal dance of King Kashchei 
     IV.   Berceuse 
     V.    Finale 

The MPO returns to Gozo with Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan in a concert presenting Stravinsky’s Suite for orchestra from the ballet The Firebird, based on the story of Prince Ivan’s search for this rare magical bird to help him free the imprisoned princesses.    

The Russian folklore theme continues as highly acclaimed South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim joins for Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto, a work imbued with poignant melodies culminating in a brilliant finale of folk-like dance motifs.  

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Ministry of Gozo with the support of BOV

This concert is part of the Reaching the Stars scheme through which young Gozitans may benefit from a 75% discount on tickets. More info: 

An exclusive Shuttle Service will be provided for patrons at a nominal fee of €2. The service will run from the Mġarr Ferry Terminal following the arrival of the 6:15PM Gozo Channel ferry. The return leg leaves at the end of the concert. Pre-booking is required on 

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