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6 - 15 November 2020 

Online Events

Programme of

  • Transformations & Translations

    6 November 2020 - 20:30

    Transformations & Translations is a multi-disciplinary fashion installation directed by Maltese couturier Luke Azzopardi. It is concerned with the ways that history can be revisited, deconstructed and reassembled to create new narratives. 

    in collaboration with:

    Valletta Cultural Agency & Heritage Malta

  • Ora Singers - Re-Imaginings

    7 November 2020 - 20:30

    The award-winning ORA Singers presents a virtual concert pairing choral masterpieces from the Renaissance with specially commissioned reflections that re-imagine those great works. Relax and dive into the beauty of choral music that has inspired, and still inspires, across the centuries. 

  • Joby Burgess - Powerplant

    8 November 2020 - 20:30

    Joby Burgess, the “insanely talented British percussionist” (Chicago Classical Music) presents Powerplant, an inspiring collaboration of British artists, which fuses driving minimalism and electronica with original video.

    in collaboration with:

    The North Wall & Oxford Festival of the Arts

  • The L'Isle Adam Choir Books

    9 November 2020 - 20:30

    This lecture is about Malta’s most significant musical and liturgical collection housed at St John’s Co-Cathedral. Theresa Zammit Lupi will talk about the history of the L’Isle Adam manuscript collection and will highlight elements of the manufacturing techniques of the parchment leaves, illuminations and binding. She will also draw parallels with other similar manuscripts in Malta and abroad.

    in collaboration with:

    St John's Co-Cathedral & Valletta Cultural Agency

  • Heiligenstadt...
    Another World Inside

    10 November 2020 - 20:30

    Step inside an internal soundworld.  Another world inside explores the multitudes of internal sounds, blank silences, distant noise, and the essence of isolation in an interdisciplinary work inspired by Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament, together with the ghost of his raging Grosse Fuge, creating a new "space"…

    in collaboration with:

    Valletta Cultural Agency 

  • Chamber Music at the Palace

    11 November 2020 - 20:30

    Marcelline Agius (violin), Nadia Debono (viola) and Michael Laus (piano) perform trios by Shostakovich and Bruch as part of Three Palaces Festival 2020, a recital in collaboration with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

    in collaboration with:

    Malta Philharmonic Orchestra & Office of the President

  • Out of the Cage

    12 November 2020 - 20:30

    “Out of the Cage” is a cycle of 7 creative videos featuring the collaboration between pianist Tricia Dawn Williams and composer / video artist Ruben Zahra. All these videos (with the exception of “Pounding”) were produced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video production and music arrangement for “Tierkreis” and “Parade” are both premiered as part of Three Palaces Festival 2020.

    in collaboration with:

    Valletta Cultural Agency, Malta Society of Arts

    & Arts Council Malta

  • The Forgotten Fragments of a Symphony of Horror

    13 November 2020 - 20:30

    An exciting new way to appreciate how music composition assists in rediscovering a silent movie masterpiece. Making full use of video and sound technology, this live documentary-style programme takes an intimate one on one view of the creative process.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Coriolan Overture

    14 November 2020 - 20:30

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) performs the Coriolan Overture as the Three Palaces Festival celebrates the 250th birth anniversary of Beethoven.

    in collaboration with:

    Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Malta Conference Centre & Valletta Cultural Agency


Giants of Jazz

15 November 2020 - 20:30

This is a whistlestop tour through the last 100 years of Jazz, Starting in the early roots with The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, following on through the golden age of swing with music by Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

A word from the Artistic Director

Michelle Castelletti

A festival that has the privilege to be set in Malta, will, this year explore and indulge in a virtual world, finding and creating its own unique, decadent palaces… be they the palaces inside our minds or the grandeur of a cathedral, the world citadel for jazz, or the surreal world of goddesses.






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