MPO to premiere Richard Strauss’ Sinfonia Domestica in Gozo

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Richard Strauss’ masterpiece Sinfonia Domestica for the first time in Malta on Saturday 8th February at 7.30 pm 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 24-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, the orchestra’s 2019/20 Season, will be under the direction of MPO Artistic Director Raoul Lay and features violinist Anna Gockel, named ‘Classic Revelation of Adami’ in 2016.

Anna Gockel

Tickets for this concert – which features in #Inhobbok, organised by the Ministry for Gozo – can be purchased through An exclusive shuttle service (requiring pre-booking) will be provided for patrons at a nominal fee. The service will run from the Mgarr Ferry Terminal following the arrival of the 6.00 pm ferry. The return leg leaves at the end of the concert.

Patrons may benefit from a launch offer of 50 percent discount on tickets purchased valid until the 15th January. As part of the Ministry for Gozo’s Reaching the Stars scheme, young Gozitans may benefit from a 75 percent discount.

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