The Malta In­ter­na­tional Or­gan Fes­ti­val pro­gramme an­nounced

Malta Independent - - MUSIC -

Un­doubt­edly, one of the largest events dur­ing this time of year for art and clas­si­cal music lovers, and for those who want to ex­plore it in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, is the Malta In­ter­na­tional Or­gan Fes­ti­val. The fes­ti­val, which runs on three weeks, will be host to 17 con­certs by worl­drenowned mu­si­cians in the cathe­drals, basil­i­cas and churches across the Mal­tese Is­lands.

The fes­ti­val brings to­gether world-renowned, top-notch mu­si­cians with some of the great­est music writ­ten for the King of In­stru­ments, per­formed in tem­ples that show­case some of the Mal­tese Is­lands’ most stun­ning ar­chi­tec­tural and artis­tic her­itage.

The or­gan is one of the most valu­able mu­si­cal in­stru­ments in the world. It works es­pe­cially well with the ex­cel­lent acous­tics of our churches, cre­at­ing an un­for­get­table at­mos­phere. It leaves a great im­pres­sion on lis­ten­ers, en­chant­ing and at­tract­ing mu­si­cal con­nois­seurs from around the world.

The fes­ti­val fin­ishes with a grand fi­nale on 9 De­cem­ber, with ma­jor baroque works for solo or­gan, and or­gan and orches­tra, un­der the di­rec­tion of the highly ac­claimed baroque con­duc­tor and or­gan­ist Elena Sar­tori.

The Malta Phil­har­monic Orches­tra Brass en­sem­ble un­der the di­rec­tion of Geoffrey Al­varez will give a pro­gramme of or­gan and brass on 30 Novem­ber at St Paul’s Angli­can Cathe­dral, which for sure will be a con­cert not to be missed.

Joseph Lia, the artis­tic di­rec­tor said the “the eclec­tic pro­gramme of this year show­cases the ver­sa­til­ity of this in­stru­ment as a solo in­stru­ment, as an ac­com­pa­nist to sev­eral in­stru­ments like clar­inet, vi­o­lin, cello, pan-pipes, voice, and choir, as part of an en­sem­ble, and also as a basso con­tinuo for var­i­ous sonatas”.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased from tick­et­ or from the Em­bassy Cin­ema Box Of­fice, Level 3, Em­bassy Shop­ping, Sta Lu­cia Street, Val­letta. www.Mal­taIn­ter­na­tional Or­ganFes­ti­

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