The Georgian Sinfonietta has established itself as one today’s leading chamber orchestras in the world. It not only plays regularly in Georgia and is the backbone of the Tbilisi International Baroque festival, it also tours Europe on a regular basis. Together with Alexei Galea Cavallazzi who needs no introduction they shall present a programme of music for string orchestra. Mendelssohn’s string symphony nos 9 shall open the concert followed by the Little suite by one of the most important composers of the 20 th century Carl Nielsen. Maltese Music shall be represented by “Music for strings” by Malta’s most internationally performed living composer, Dr Jesmond Grixti. His works have been performed in prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall. The last piece of the evening shall be by the late Joseph Vella whose works are already part of the concert repertoire in Malta and elsewhere and form part of the national cultural heritage of the islands. His Sinfonietta opus 36 shall be a fitting climax to a programme of music from the 19 th and 20 th centuries.