"Voltaire has famously said that “nothing is so well known as the Siege of Malta.” Indeed it is hard to think of another example that rivals it in terms of sheer heroism in overcoming overwhelming odds, and in term of it’s long term impact on the fate of the European Civilization. This cycle does not attempt to do justice to the horrors and glory of the The Great Siege but rather to present a few romanticized images related to it." — Alexey Shor
Mediterranean Conference Center will witness the performance of the cycle about the island’s heroic defence which two orchestras will play – the State Symphony orchestra of Armenia and the Malta Philharmonic orchestra under the baton of Sergei Smbatyan. Its legendary images echo the impressive pages of another magnificent piece – Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian – the Mediterranetan sea, the powerful heroes and the fierce fighting – both masterpieces tell the story of the most outstanding drama-filled pages of world history.
Programme Alexey Shor Images from the Great Siege I. Premonition II. Call to Arms III. Leaving Home IV. Solitary Rider V. Grand Master’s Ball VI. Young Knight’s Dream VII. Mirage VIII. Cannonade IX. Saint Elmo Barcarolle X. A Loss (in memory of the Azure Window) XI. Wartime Lullaby XII. The Big Bluff XIII. Victory Celebration Aram Khachaturian Pieces from “Spartacus” Suites Introduction and Dance of the Nymphs Scene and Dance with Crotalums Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia Adagio Spartacus and Phrygia Dance of Gaditanae and Victory of Spartacus
Sergey Smbatyan Conductor
Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center