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Featuring:Malta Philharmonic OrchestraMPO ChorusMichalis Economou - ConductorClare Ghigo - Mezzo-SopranoRiccardo Bianchi - Chorus DirectorProgramme:Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96Michalis Economou - Elegies for Death and LifeGustav Holst....

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Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
MPO Chorus
Michalis Economou 
- Conductor
Clare Ghigo - Mezzo-Soprano
Riccardo Bianchi - Chorus Director

Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96
Michalis Economou - Elegies for Death and Life
Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32

Highly-acclaimed Greek conductor Michalis Economou leads the orchestra on a musical trip across the solar system with Gustav Holst's epic orchestral suite The Planets, whose seven movement each represent a planet and its corresponding significance in astrology.

The concert opens with Dmitry Shostakovich's Festive Overture, which he composed in just three days to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the October Revolution in 1954.

Economou's own work, Elegies for Death and Life, is inspired by a Romantic-era painting by John Martin, and is based on ancient Greek poems. For its performance, the orchestra will be joined by mezzo-soprano Clare Ghigo.