Watch: The MPO plays on… with heartfelt thanks

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra has launched Capcip… Minn Qalbna (Clapping… with Heartfelt Thanks), a music video presenting a new composition by MPO principal percussionist Daniel Cauchi.

Executive Chairman Sigmund Mifsud explained how the musicians are accustomed to receiving applauses at the end of their performances. Now, in tandem with the management of the orchestra, they are expressing their sense of gratitude towards healthcare workers, who are selflessly putting themselves in the frontline, “indeed, our modern-day heroes”.

During COVID-19, the MPO seeks to maintain its music-making alive through a number of online initiatives. Mifsud stressed how these projects act as a catalyst “to connect and inspire”. In parallel, the orchestra is exploiting this reflective period for creative industries to re-invent itself and delineate its vision for the coming years.

New endevours launched by the MPO include a new series of features on classical music, highlights of recent MPO concerts and mini-biographies of the orchestra’s pioneering figures.

Creative exploits by the orchestra’ s musicians, underlining their engagement with the new challenges of the digital world, are also being shared on social media platforms.

Giuseppe Recchia with lockdown pianist Rodolfo Saraco

Marking the World Piano Day with a poignant musical collaboration. MPO Principal Clarinettist Giuseppe Recchia teams up with Italian pianist Rodolfo Saraco – currently locked inside the country's red zone.🎹🇮🇹🇲🇹

Posted by Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hence, the MPO appeals to arts-lovers and the general public alike to collectively unite through music as we all strive towards a more prosperous future.

Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Jose’ Herrera said, “This will help to create further essential important links with the general public, through which we can keep on providing not just a public service but also build a relationship with anyone interested in the arts, so that in the near future not only more people will appreciate the output of entities like the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra but possibly more people will want to explore Malta’s cultural calendar.