Comissioned by the Presidency of the European Union – Malta 2017, the Citizens Orchestra was a project inspired by Europe’s anthem, the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Opened to anyone who wanted to join, with musicians from any backgrounds, skill or age, the project was grounded on cooperation and collaborative work, over several preparative sessions with the participant communities. The final performance took place at the Teatru Rjal in La Valletta, on the 14th of May, 2017.
Later on that same year, the Citizens Orchestra was invited by Malta’s government to perform on the commemoration ceremony marking the 75th anniversary since Malta was awarded the George Cross. A small ensemble of 30 participants performed then at St George Square, in La Valletta.
17 April 2018