The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) embarks upon its Valletta 2018 Tour, its first-ever American performances celebrating the orchestra’s 50th anniversary and the naming of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, as a European Capital of Culture 2018. The tour commences in Philadelphia on November 27 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, continues to North Bethesda on November 29 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and culminates in New York City on December 1 at Carnegie Hall.
Michael Brofman wanted to keep things simple for this season at The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). The vocal accompanist and BASS artistic director said the past few years, BASS was becoming more and more extravagant. Two years ago, the Wien festival included 11 composers. Last years “La France” had up to 20 composers, as well as a re-creation of George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” with all the French composers were performing as the promotional image.