TEMPO, the closing concert of the Valletta 2018 Opening Celebrations, will bring together the Maltese international DJ Tenishia and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert, directed by Sigmund Mifsud, is a journey into electronic dance music starting from the 1970’s onwards and includes 17 iconic tracks that have shaped the genre of electronic dance music throughout the years.

The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will also be lending its sound to the set list, which includes the likes of Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Faithless and Paul van Dyk, amongst others. The tracks have been completely reworked and reproduced to incorporate both synths and acoustic instruments, resulting in a unique musical fusion.

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Chairman Sigmund Mifsud, DJ Tenishia Joven Grech and Valletta 2018 Chairman Jason Micallef announcing details for TEMPO earlier today. Photo credits: Gareth Degiorgio

The concert brings to an end the Erba’ Pjazez Opening Festivities for the European Capital of Culture year. Performances for the Opening will kick off at 7 pm and will run on the hour, every hour, with the last performance taking place at 11pm, which will be followed by TEMPO. A week-long festival is also being planned in the run up to the Opening Celebrations, starting on the 14th January and running till the 21st January.