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BBC Concert Orchestra to stage free concert in Malta

Music fans in Malta are in for a real treat next week.

Britain’s leading orchestra is coming to the island to perform a free open air concert at the Granaries in Floriana.

The event, Lights! Camera! Malta! will be held on Wednesday 17 July from 9pm, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and presented by veteran actor Charles Dance.

Anthony Cherry from the BBC orchestra said: ‘Malta is a major Mediterranean movie star.

‘Over a hundred spectacular films have been shot on the island including Popeye, The Da Vinci Code, Midnight Express, Troy, The Spy Who Loved Me, Never Say Never Again and Gladiator.

‘Mdina has also famously served as a principal location for the sensational, Game of Thrones.

‘This spectacular concert, with the 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe, features music from movies made in Malta.’

He added: ‘The show will also include other classic film scores, Out Of Africa and The Magnificent Seven, together with some of today’s most popular film songs from The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Frozen and Mary Poppins Returns.

‘All of this, and a spectacular fireworks finale to the Main Title from Star Wars.’

The mission of the BBC Concert Orchestra is to bring inspiring musical experiences to everyone, everywhere.

The orchestra can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night Is Music Night and for BBC Radio 3 it plays well-known classical masterpieces in an entertaining way.

It also performs every year at Proms In The Park in London’s Hyde Park.

VIP tickets to see the BBC Concert Orchestra in Malta can be purchased here.

The event is organised by the Malta Tourism Authority.