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The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Mro. Michael Laus presents a tour de force programme featuring two national premiers composed by Dmitri Shostakovich and Arthur Honegger, featuring Greek pianist Konstantinos Destounis. The programme also includes compositions by Maltese composers and Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, known as the Pastoral Symphony.

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The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), under the baton of Mro. Michael Laus presents a tour de force programme with two national premieres: “Piano Concerto No. 2” (1957) by Dmitri Shostakovich featuring Greek pianist Konstantinos Destounis and “Pacific 231” (1923) by Arthur Honegger - both considered to be seminal works of the 20th century. The first half of the programme includes two compositions by Maltese composers: “Elegy” by Christopher Muscat and “The Forbidden” by Ruben Zahra. The second half of the programme is dedicated to Beethoven's 6th Symphony, known as the Pastoral Symphony. Set in five movements, this is one of Beethoven’s most popular works, filled with beautiful melodies with each movement depicting a different scene from nature.

This event is organised by Festivals Malta as part of the Malta International Arts Festival. This event is in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. 



Parterre Boxes: Concessions are applicable to senior citizens (over 60 years), persons with disability*, students (on presentation of student card), and children between 8 and 12 years.

*Before booking, please email christian.debono.2@festivals.mt for a complimentary companion ticket (on presentation of a valid disability card)

Stalls/Boxes/Gallery: We regret that this site is inaccessible to wheelchairs and persons needing walking aids.

Some Boxes and Parterre Boxes have limited visibility, as indicated in the seating plan. These will be sold at a reduced price (Concession not applicable).