Published on Tuesday 20 December 2016

On 31st December, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will ring in the New Year in style with a performance of operatic arias and rousing orchestral music in a very special New Year’s Concert presented by Arts Council Malta and the Office of the President

Modelled on the famous New Year’s Concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein, The President’s New Year’s Concert offers the opportunity to experience this glamorous Viennese event in Malta.  Audiences will be greeted upon arrival with a complimentary drink before the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance under the direction of charismatic Greek conductor Dionysis Grammenos and featuring the voice of internationally acclaimed Maltese soprano Nicola Said.

In true Viennese style, the carefully selected programme will include well-known light orchestral music including “The Blue Danube”, “Radetzky March” and von Suppé’s “Light Cavalry Overture”. In addition, the concert will also include operatic arias from Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette” and Bernstein’s “Candide”, as well as much loved songs from “The Wizard of Oz” and “My Fair Lady”.

This concert will take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, beginning at 8.30pm and lasting approximately one hour without interval. Tickets are priced at €10 and €15 and are available from For further information, please visit