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Destiny-Philharmonic Orchestra production highly acclaimed by international critics

The recent collaboration between Destiny and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in the unique production of Je Me Casse was one of a series of events in recent weeks by the orchestra’s musicians. The Orchestra resumed with contracts and other music engagements with online productions which, according to the Orchestra’s executive chief reached differenti audiences, particularly abroad.

Sigmund Mifsud said that the Destiny-Orchestra event at Fort St Elmo was well received by international critics and the public. He expressed the hope that this is the beginning of more collaboration.

“Destiny has great potential with her voice and the interpretation she is capable of giving. It was discussed how she can use her potential with the orchestra. A very good arrangement was made by Kevin Abela that led to the singer giving her voice potential and more room to express her vocal capacity”.

The Philharmonic Orchestra is currently rehearsing for the Gaulitana festival concert, which is usually held annually in Gozo. However, this year it will be an audio-visual production without an audience due to Covid.

Mifsud stated that despite this year’s challenges, the orchestra managed to prevail on the circumstances by participating in online and audio-visual productions, in collaboration with various artists such as Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and singer Destiny.

“Audiences reach was incredible…we reached over eleven million spectators abroad, because internet platform is not only for the local audience but on an international scale. I think many recognise the work of the national orchestra”.

Sigmund Mifsud said that the Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to present its productions in this way and will adapt to the circumstances according to health authorities recommendations.