Current Affairs
This evening and tomorrow – two concerts on The Granaries by the BBC Orchestra and Liam Gallagher

Two consecutive days of musical concerts, attendance for which is free for charge, are being staged at the Floriana Granaries on the initiative of the Tourism Authority. Tomorrow’s concert will feature Oasis band singer Liam Gallagher and this evening’s performance will be by the BBC Radio 2 Concert Orchestra, a classical music concert to be presented by Charles Dance from the popular series ‘The Game of Thrones’.

This evening’s concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra will feature a memorable programme of classical music performed by an orchestra that was founded 70 years ago.

Every Friday, BBC Radio 2 broadcasts an orchestra concert named ‘Friday Night is Music Night’. This is one of the BBC’s oldest broadcast programmes on its stations and has been ongoing for the last 60 years. The station has a catchment of listeners that is estimated to be 15 million listeners. Tonight’s Malta concert is due to be broadcast on the last Friday in September.

Programme Producer, Anthony Cherry, said ‘Lights Camera Malta’ will be a history-making one because for the first time ever the orchestra will be performing a concert outside Britain.

“You have orchestras that specialise in classical material, opera, and ballet, this one can do all of that and then it could do film music, and then it can do musical theatre and jazz…. and it can do them all in one programme, and it can go from one piece to the next without batting an eyelid.”

Singers Hannah Waddingham who was Septa Unella in ‘The Game of Thrones’ and Bradley Jaden and Louise Dearman, who have extensive London West End experience, will accompany the orchestra.

The concert will include music from the theatre world, cinema and television with an emphasis on musical scores from films that were shot in Malta and include such spectacular productions such as Midnight Express, Troy, The Spy Who Loved Me, Popeye, Never Say Never Again and Gladiator.

Music from contemporary popular films will also be played such as Frozen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns and The Greatest Showman will also be played.

Elwin Hendrijanto who together with Dominic Ferris forms The Piano Brothers will also keep the audience entertained.

Tomorrow, Thursday evening, The Granaries will feature another Tourist Authority presentation this time featuring Liam Gallagher, former singer with Oasis.

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