Sergey Smbatyan, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, performed with Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in Carnegie Hall (New York).
The concert took place during the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s international tour devoted to the 50th anniversary of the orchestra. The orchestra and Ingolf Wunder, a pianist and a laureate of many international festivals performed under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan. The audience was excited and warmly greeted the music of Maltese composers Alexei Shor, Joseph Vellai, and the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.
It’s the second time Sergey Smbatyan is performing on the stage of Carnegie Hall; the first performance was in 2015 while conducting the Korean Chamber Choir. He is the youngest conductor to perform in Carnegie Hall. The concert was a big success with tickets sold out long ago before the event day.
According to the schedule, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Sergey Smbatyan will perform in the Russian Federation on December 7 in the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. The concert of December 7 is devoted to the 30th anniversary of the earthquake in Spitak.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s international tour was held due to the support of the European Foundation for Support of Culture. The MPO performed in Philadelphia Kimmel Center and Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland earlier during the US tour.