MIAF An Evening in Russia

MIAF An Evening in Russia
27th June 2019 Maria
DATE: 27/06/2019
TIME: 9:00 PM till 10:00 PM

MPO – MYO Joint Concert

RAOUL LAY Conductor

Igor Stravinsky The Firebird, Suite
Modest Mussorgsky/Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bald Mountain
Sergei Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 2

The annual joint concert between the MPO and the MYO presents symphonic dances from the East. This side-by-side project presents Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird, a ballet which brought the composer into the limelight and commenced his collaboration with Diaghilev.

Similarly, Prokofiev composed the ballet music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, yet refrained from his original idea to alter the plot’s ending. The programme also features Mussorgsky’s poem which initially failed to attract public attention but attained great popularity following Rimsky-Korsakov’s reorchestration.

LOCATION: Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta