Watch: Sand-animation depicts history of Valletta to the music of the MPO

Acclaimed Ukrainian artist Kseniya Simonova’s sand-animation ‘Valletta, A City like No Other in the World’ depicts a concise history of Malta, while offering an artistic glimpse of Valletta since its birth in 1956.

In this sand-story, Simonova The animation features the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra interpreting Charles Camilleri’s Nocturne, one of the poignant movements of his Malta Suite.

Apart from world-acclaimed performances and real-time ventures with a number of symphony orchestras, Simonova was also one of the main acts in the annual charity telethon L-Istrina around 11 years ago. A firm believer in the power of arts, she rose to fame after winning Ukraine’s Got Talent in 2009.

‘Valletta, A City like No Other in the World’ was launched by the MPO, in collaboration with the Valletta Cultural Agency and with the support of Bank of Valletta. The audiovisual production, following ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, seeks to evoke nostalgic emotions whilst offering a renewed hope for the future.

This project forms part of a series of initiatives produced by Malta’s national orchestra. In the coming weeks, the MPO shall be launching its online programme for the remaining months of the 19/20 concert season.

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