The MPO, under my direction, played a programme of English and Maltese works purposely chosen to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Award of the George Cross to Malta. The concert was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 13th of April. My tone poem Rebbieħa was one of the... Read More
The Malta Youth Orchestra
At the Sir Temi Zammit Hall, the Malta Youth Orchestra, of which I am the resident conductor, gave another successful and well-patronized concert. I conducted these promising young musicians in a programme of works by Suppe', Bizet and Coleridge-Taylor.
The Composer Conducts
My annual appointment as composer-in-residence of the MPO, this year fell on the 23rd of March. In a concert held at the Manoel Theatre, which I also conducted, I presented the world premier of my Concerto for Piccolo, Strings and Timpani. The interpreter was Italian virtuoso Nicola... Read More
On the 22nd Maltese pianist Charlene Farrugia gave a recital of piano music in Rouen, France, which included my work Scherzo op.10.
18mo Concorso di Musica – Giulio Rospigliosi
From the 2nd to the 25th of March I was in Lamporecchio, Italy, where I was invited to sit as Chairman of the International Jury for this high level competition. The competition was held at the famous Villa Rospigliosi, one-time summer residence of Cardinal Rospigliosi, who later was to become... Read More
On the 10th March, well-known Italian virtuoso pianist Michelangelo Carbonara gave a pianoforte recital at the Kempinski Hotel in San Lawrenz , Gozo. His programme included a very well executed interpretation of my Rapsodija Maltija, in its version for Piano Solo.
On January 28th, in collaboration with animateur Sarah Spiteri, an animated and visualized programme of orchestral works were played, all with a common theme, namely, space adventures. The programme included works by Psaila, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Smetana, Williams and Bizet. I conducted this... Read More
The Song Cycles of Joseph Vella
The Song Cycles of Joseph Vella 4 Song Cycles were performed at the Sir Temi Zasmmit Hall, the University on January 20th. The Cycles, with texts in Maltese, were Seħer (Daniel Massa), Nisġiet l-Imħabba (Achille Mizzi), Askesis (Mario Azzopardi), and Poeżiji tal-Baħrija (Joe Friggieri).... Read More