After two successful concert tours of the Lufthansa Orchestra to Bulgaria and Puerto Rico, the next performance abroad is scheduled for the unique ensemble. This time, almost sixty musicians will travel from Germany to Malta especially to perform in Valletta.
On Saturday, 9 June 2018 at 8 pm, the Lufthansa Orchestra invites to the Mediterranean Conference Centre to let their audience listen to “Sky Classics”. The ensemble, founded in 2011, will be supported by members of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Ivan Grech, frontman of the Band “Winter Moods”, will also entertain the audience with a selection of partly own songs, accompanied by the orchestra.
The evening’s musical program shall include classics like the most popular Beethoven 5th Symphony 1st Movement or Slavonic Dances by Dvorak, just as well-known movie themes from Pirates of the Caribbean or James Bond, and much more.
Since 2017, Ms. Dr. Bettina Volkens, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Officer Corporate Human Resources and Legal Affairs of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, is the patron of the orchestra. “I am proud to be able to announce this unique concert of the Lufthansa Orchestra in this year’s European Capital of Culture. As patron it is always a pleasure to see how music connects people Lufthansa Group wide with various backgrounds and from different countries.”
The concert will be conducted by Colin Touchin, British composer, clarinetist and the ensemble’s chief conductor. The Lufthansa Orchestra is made up of Lufthansa employees from a wide variety of backgrounds including pilots, cabin crew, engineers, mechanics, finance executives, and project managers. Most members have a professional background in classical music.