Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

In my country, from time to time I go to the theatre or some concert. And for this reason, when Blanka told me about open air concert in Valletta I immediately wanted to visit it. The concert was held on Friday, 3rd June in St George’s Square in Valletta. What’s more, it was free 🙂

After I finished my work I set out on my walking to Valletta (from my work it is about 6,8km). In Pieta, I could have seen the decoration of the streets. Maltese like decorating their streets and balconies for the festivals (when they celebrate some saints in their churches). It was my first time when I came across on something as like this, just look at the following photos.

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I had an encounter with my Czech friend here and of course, I was in Valletta soon. I used my time for a small walk around the Upper Barrakka Garden and took photos of the opposite side of the bay (aka Three cities – btw I had known that I visited this place on Saturday). Well, we can see where I have been walking this morning and afternoon. In the middle, it is a Fort Angelo in Birgu.

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Let go back to the concert. The Malta Philharmonic was an organiser and they performed the famous songs from four musicals – Evita, Phantom of the Opera, The Godfather and Hungarian Dances 5&6. I know only Phantom of the Opera a bit but in the end, I found out that I know the songs from Hungarian Dances as well.

As I mentioned above the concert was held in open air. In the square there were the seats, thus, everything was very comfortable.

Only one thing made me surprised a bit. There was something as an „opening act“ (the group consisting of two keytarists played before the main orchestra). Of course, that we have something same in my country, but for rock, pop stars, not for philharmonic orchestra.

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I enjoyed this time since I had missed some musical performance. Fortunately, we caught the last bus to St. Julian’s. I can say the Friday’s evening was successful.

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