Notte Bianca 2019
Notte Bianca 2019 is a celebration of the arts, arts that will bring the city to life! Festivals Malta artistic director Antoine Farrugia explained that this is a festival driven by passion with respect for the artists and the patrons. A new visitor strategy has been designed to help people plan ahead thus ensuring a pleasant, stress-free and memorable experience for all.
M.A.D. Music and Dance
Malta International Arts Festival 2019 4 July 2019 Contemporary music and dance come together in a compelling programme featuring chamber works by Ligeti, Walton and Connesson under the direction of conductor Pavel Šnajdr. The programme includes new choreographies by Gil Kerer and Zoe Camilleri set to the music of Maltese composers Karl Fiorini, Veronique Vella and Alex Vella Gregory. Supported by the Embassy of Israel. Video by Kevin Kiomall.
Malta International Arts Festival 2019 3 July 2019 Chinese percussionist Beibei Wang delivers a virtuoso recital of contemporary works. The programme includes music by Psathas, Tan Dun, Xenakis, Séjourné and more. Co-organised with the China Cultural Centre in Malta. Supported by Heritage Malta. Video by Kevin Kiomall.
Following the wayward recipe of this Italian composer, the music world is turned on its head more than once. You hear a sung strip album, skilfully take part in the mixing of several composers, and his delicious folk songs are dished up right in front of you. Four musicians guide you through music history, shift some musical borders, pass by Berio’s muse and hyper-talented wife Cathy Berberian and leave us behind with the pleasant observation that the music world is a powder-barrel of creative possibilities. On stage, you see and hear the ensemble Revue Blanche, that recently won the Klara prize for young talent. Musicians of an extraordinary level, who have found in Letizia Renzini an ideal partner to turn the world of Luciano Berio into a wonderful multi-medial performance. BerBerio is a production of Zonzo Compagnie, in coproduction with Revue Blanche, Concertgebouw Brugge, Jeugd en Muziek Vlaanderen and KC Rataplan – with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Vlaanderen Verbeelding Werkt. zonzocompagnie.be
MPO - MYO Joint Concert
Malta International Arts Festival 2019 28 June 2019 Dmitri Shostakovich / Ballet suite No. 1 / VI Galop Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Malta Youth Orchestra join forces under the direction of conductor Darrell Ang. The programme includes music by Borodin, Lecuona, Psaila, Shostakovich and Vaughan Williams. Video by Kevin Kiomall.