APRILE BY THE MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Three well-established musicians will be presenting a programme of light and uplifting songs on the occasion of the launch of their new CD, Aprile, which will be performed on the 6th February at 8pm at Teatru Manoel.
The Aprile CD launch concert will feature soprano Gillian Zammit, mezzo soprano Clare Ghigo, and the MPO’s principal harpist Britt Arend.
They will be interpreting all 18 songs from the album, which include a varied selection of pieces by Debussy, Saint-Saens, Viardot, Hahn, Massenet, Granados, Rossini, Bellini, Tosti and our very own Alex Vella Gregory. All songs have been carefully selected due to their strong imagery and their ability to enlighten the soul.
Vella Gregory is a composer and pianist and his works are known for their lyricism. Both Gillian Zammit and Clare Ghigo need no introduction, both being versatile performers. Britt Arend, who has been the principal harpist for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008, is an avid chamber music player and has a Masters from the Brussels Royal Conservatoire of Music, where she obtained outstanding results.
Bookings can be made from the Manoel Theatre website. Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 2124 6389. The MPO is also offering a complimentary CD with every two tickets purchased.