Malta Council for Culture and the Arts


Malta Council for Culture and the Arts


Malta Council for Culture and the Arts 230, Republic Str, Valletta VLT 1116 Malta
Tel: +356 2124 5168
National Orchestra
Malta Philarmonic Orchestra


The National Orchestra was formed on the 1st April 1968 when musicians from the C-in-C Orchestra regrouped as the Manoel Theatre Orchestra, under the baton of Joseph Sammut until 1992 and then Michael Laus until 1997. It performed public concerts and operas and ‘concerts of honour’ for visiting dignitaries. In September 1997 the Manoel Theatre Orchestra became independent and known as the Orkestra Nazzjonali, the national orchestra of Malta, with a policy of inviting guest conductors and performers. It performs symphonic concerts and operas at the Tijatru Manoel, the Mediterranean Conference Centre and elsewhere, including Gozo. It regularly performs state concerts and has also toured abroad.


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