The Malta Youth Orchestra is the protagonist in a new project that will take off with a launch concert, MYO Butterfly Project – The Beginnings, comprising of a concoction of music genres, with Maltese music being the core element.

Kris and Daniel of Kafena, Nadine Axisa, Corazon, and Joe Roscoe will present their original songs, while Julie Zahra, Mike Portelli, Remy Azzopardi and Brooke will be interpreting Maltese classics, all arranged and performed by the MYO.

Local musicians will have the opportunity to display their talents by performing in a high-quality musical show. The idea of the butterfly symbolises local artists who go to great lengths to achieve certain results, but are hindered due to certain limitations. Just like most butterflies, they are only able to migrate over short distances.


Image: (from left) Kris of Kafena and Joe Roscoe


The concert will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 26th March at 8pm. Entrance is free, but donations of €5 in aid of Puttinu Cares will be appreciated. For bookings, check out the MCC website or call 2559 5750.

Two internationally acclaimed musicians – Luca Colombo on guitar and Lorenzo Bassignani on bass – will be joining the MYO for this concert, and will also be giving free masterclasses at the Robert Samut Hall in Floriana on the 20th and 24th March from 10am till 1pm.

Anyone interested in attending may book by emailing or by calling 2124 4473. The deadline is the 18th March.