Highlights from the Valletta International Baroque Festival

Highlights from the Valletta International Baroque Festival

Olivier Spilmont

Olivier Spilmont


Noon: Olivier Spilmont, director and the Ensemble Alia Mens perform during the Musica Poetica – Bach Cantata and Concertos at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta.

Charlie SiemCharlie Siem

4pm: Lucile Boulanger, viola da gamba, performs in Back to the Future at the Oratory of Our Lady of Charity, next to St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Street, Valletta.

The programme includes, among others, works by Sieur Dubuisson, Nicolas Hotman or Hauttemant, Marin Marais, Sieur Demachy, Philippe Hersant, Sieur de Sainte Colombe and Philippe Hersant.

7.30pm: Antonio Caldara’s Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo will be performed at Our Lady of Victory Church, Senglea, by Divino Sospiro, Massimo Mazzeo, sopranos Gemma Bertagnolli, Silvia Frigato, counter tenor Filippo Mineccia, mezzo soprano Rosa Bove, tenor André Lacerda and Hugo Oliveira, bass.


Noon: Johann Christoph Pepush’s Venus & Adonis  will be performed at the Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, by The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.

Lucia MicallefLucia Micallef

5.30pm: Lucia Micallef on the piano and Nicolas Dautricout on violin, perform in Bach to Balanchine. The programme includes pieces by Bach, Schumann, Stravinsky and Vitali.


Noon: Our Lady of Porto Salvo Church, Senglea, hosts Isang Enders for the Bach Cello Suites 5, 2 and 4.

7.30pm: Violinist Charlie Siem performs during Charlie’s Baroque Angels at St Mary’s Church, Għaxaq. For a little extra, the audience can mingle informally with the performer at the St Joseph Band Club, Għaxaq, while having something to eat and drink after the concert.

For more information visit www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle GentlemenThe Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

Children also get their own event

Toi Toi, in conjunction with the Valletta International Baroque Festival, will hold an event for a young audience at the Manoel Theatre on Sunday at 10am.
Join Nicolas Dautricourt (violin) and Lucia Micallef (piano) as they celebrate the choreographer George Balanchine through Igor Stravinsky’s music.


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