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The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra shall be performing Richard Strauss' masterpiece Sinfonia Domestica for the first time in Malta on Saturday 8 February at 7.30 pm at Teatru Astra in Gozo.

Although the musical depiction of one's personal life was not uncommon, the work is a blatant realism of the family life, including arguments with his wife and screams of young children. Indeed, this multi-movement continuous work describes a twenty-four-hour life-cycle in the Strauss household.

The programme also features Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a composition coined as his first abstract work which reflects his childhood dream of becoming a virtuoso performer.

The concert, part of Movements of Passion, the orchestra's 19/20 Season, will be under the direction of MPO Artistic Director Raoul Lay and features violinist Anna Gockel, named "Classic Revelation of Adami" in 2016.

Tickets for this concert - which features in #Inhobbok, organized by the Ministry for Gozo - can be acquired through or from Teatru Astra's bar. An exclusive Shuttle Service (requiring pre-booking) will be provided for patrons at a nominal fee of €2. The service will run from the Mgarr Ferry Terminal following the arrival of the 6 pm ferry. The return leg leaves at the end of the concert.