The MPO premieres Sinfonia Domestica

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra shall be performing Richard Strauss’ masterpiece Sinfonia Domestica for the first time in Malta on Saturday 8 February at 7.30pm at Teatru Astra in Gozo.

Although the musical depiction of one’s personal life was not uncommon, the work is a blatant realism of the family life, including arguments with his wife and screams of young children. Indeed, this multi-movement continuous work describes a twenty-four hour life-cycle in the Strauss household.

The programme also features Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, a composition coined as his first abstract work which reflects his childhood dream of becoming a virtuoso performer.

The concert, part of Movements of Passion, theorchestra’s 19/20 Season, will be under the direction of MPO Artistic Director Raoul Lay and features violinist Anna Gockel, named “Classic Revelation of Adami” in 2016.

Tickets for this concert – which features in #Inhobbok, organized by the Ministry for Gozo – can be acquired through An exclusive Shuttle Service (requiring pre-booking) will be provided for patrons at a nominal fee of €2 . The service will run from the Mgarr Ferry Terminal following the arrival of the 6PM ferry. The return leg leaves at the end of the concert.

Patrons may benefit from a launch offer of 50% discount on tickets purchased valid until the 15thof January.