Classics Under the Stars 2014
In a press conference organised at Girgenti Palace, Mrs Michelle Muscat, the spouse of the Prime Minister, together with Sigmund Mifsud the Chairman of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra announced the fifth edition of the outstandingly successful Classics under the Stars. The concert, which is organised by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, will be held on the 20th June in the beautiful gardens of the Inquisitor’s Palace at Girgenti.
For the second consecutive time, Classics under the Stars, held under the distinguished patronage of the Prime Minister and Mrs Muscat, will serve as a fundraising event in aid of animal sanctuaries. A total of nine animal sanctuaries are expected to benefit from the proceeds of the event.
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor Brian Schembri will be at the helm of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Marcelline Agius. An eclectic programme of popular orchestral classics has been prepared, featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsy’s charming Nut Cracker Suite and De Falla’s suave and enigmatic Three Cornered Hat. Joining the orchestra as guest artist for the evening is internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Hadar Halevy who will be interpreting the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, and Saint-Saëns Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix from Samson and Delilah.
The concert is open to the general public. 1000 free concert tickets are available and may be obtained from the Office of the Prime Minister as from Tuesday 10th June between 9.30am and 4.30pm. A maximum of 2 tickets per person may be collected. The concert starts as 20:30 hrs.