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.
Composer Alexey Shor wasn’t always working in the classical music world. The mathematician and avid concert-goer now has his music performed at major concert halls throughout the world, including in the United States.
Juan Diego Flórez’s tenor voice rang throughout Carnegie Hall with favorite opera arias and songs as a sold-out crowd of adoring fans clamored for more. This was the scene on November 18 in New York City, as the superstar performed with Vincenzo Scalera on piano.
Canadian pianist and Portland Piano International guest curator Marc-André Hamelin played with a robust love for the piano in front of a crowd at Carnegie Hall, mastering grand arrangements with ease. This time he performed French popular songs and some of the most technically challenging classics in the repertoire.