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11 - 29 January 2023
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2023 PROGRAMME

11 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Valletta Baroque Ensemble and Kor Malta.

Venue: St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

The Dettingen Te Deum and other Handelian hits 

12 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Winds of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Venue: Archaeology Museum, Valletta

Goldberg Variations

12 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Alia Mens dir. Olivier Spilmont

Venue: Parish Church of the Annunciation, Tarxien

Eloquentia

13 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Johanna Rose (viola da gamba) and Javier Núñez (harpsichord)

Venue: The Refectory, Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

CPE Bach Sonatas

13 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Avi Avital (mandolin)

Venue: Bibliotheca, Valletta

Bach on Mandolin

13 January 2023 | 8:00pm

Les Passions de l’Âme

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Bach - The Four Orchestral Suites

14 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Accademia del Piacere

Venue: Archaeology Museum, Valletta

Diálogos

14 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Vassilis Varvaresos (piano)

Venue: San Anton Palace, Attard

Adagio Religioso

14 January 2023 | 8:00pm

Accademia del Piacere

Venue: Archaeology Museum, Valletta

Chorales for Violas da Gamba and Organ 

15 January 2023 | 11:00am

Abchordis Trio

Venue: Cathedral Museum, Mdina

Sonate da Camera del Barocco Napoletano

15 January 2023 | 3:00pm

lautten compagney BERLIN

Venue: Verdala Palace, Buskett

Biber & Piazzolla

15 January 2023 | 6:00pm

Weaver Ensemble

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Steps in Love

18 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Sarah Spiteri (baroque viola) and Pablo Zapico (theorbo)

Venue: Bibliotheca, Valletta

Music from the Court of Versailles for Baroque Viola and Theorbo

18 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Gabetta Consort with Valer Barna-Sabadus (countertenor)

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Baroque quintessence of Handel & Vivaldi  

19 January 2023 | 12:00pm

SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet and Kai Schumacher (piano)

Venue: Phoenicia Hotel Ballroom, Floriana

Goldberg Nights

19 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Capella Cracoviensis

Venue: Church of the Immaculate Conception, Cospicua

Biber's Rosary Sonatas 

20 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) Jonathan Keates (narrator)

Venue: St Mary of Jesus Church (Ta’ Ġieżu), Rabat

Kuhnau Biblical Sonatas

20 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Valletta Baroque Ensemble and Kor Malta

Venue: Santa Tereża ta' Ġesù, Cospicua

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, Bux WV 75

20 January 2023 | 8:00pm

Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri

Venue: Collegiate Basilica of St Helen, Birkirkara

Jomelli Requiem

21 January 2023 | 12:00pm

​Arsenale Sonoro dir. Boris Begelman with Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)

Venue: Parish Church of the Assumption, Għaxaq

Ardet Meum Cor

21 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Isang Enders (cello) and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Venue: Verdala Palace, Buskett

The Bach Family, Marais, Dowland and others

21 January 2023 | 8:00pm

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Trevor Bowes as Polifemo

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Handel: Aci, Galatea e Polifemo 

22 January 2023 | 11:00am

Steven Devine

Venue: Cathedral Museum, Mdina

Rameau's Divine Keyboard

21 January 2023 | 3:00pm

Steven Devine and Kate Semmens

Venue: Cathedral Museum, Mdina

Delicatessen

22 January 2023 | 6:00pm

Combattimento with Claudia Patacca (soprano)

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta

Lust and Love Lost

25 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Prisma

Venue: Verdala Palace, Buskett

Il Transilvano

25 January 2023 | 7:30pm

L'Arte del Mondo with Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (soprano)

Venue: Casino Maltese, Valletta

Delirio Amoroso

26 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Roberto Cominati (piano)

Venue: San Anton Palace, Attard

Bach, Handel, Scarlatti

26 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Camerata Kilkenny

Venue: Verdala Palace, Buskett

The Piper and the Fairy Queen

27 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Charlie Siem (violin)

Venue: Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar

Bach Spectacular Violin 

27 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Passacaglia Trio

Venue: Verdala Palace, Buskett

To Touch the Heart

27 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

Venue: Church of the Circumcision of our Lord (Jesuits), Valletta

Inspired by Baroque

28 January 2023 | 12:00pm

Palisander

Venue: Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa

Beware the Spider

28 January 2023 | 4:00pm

Hansjörg Albrecht (organ)

Venue: Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Balluta

Vivaldi Four Seasons & Handel Royal Fireworks Music

28 January 2023 | 7:30pm

Ensemble Divino Sospiro 

Venue: Basilica of St Dominic, Valletta

Alessandro Scarlatti: Il Giardino di Rose

28 January 2023 | 9:30pm

The Rock Troupers

Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta 

BaRock

29 January 2023 | 10:30pm

Cantarlontano/The Monteverdi Project dir. Marco Mencoboni

Venue: Church of the Circumcision of our Lord (Jesuits), Valletta

Liturgical Mass by Girolamo Abos (world premiere)

Kenneth Zammit Tabona

Artistic Director

The 11th Edition of the Valletta Baroque Festival is underway and it is as eclectic as ever. After two agonizingly long years of postponements due to the pandemic we now have a splendiferous programme that had been in accumulation since 2019.

Besides the time honoured baroque composers; Bach, Handel and the rest of the sacred band’s music played on baroque instruments we have transcriptions and paraphrases for piano, wind instruments, saxophones, organ and even a rock band. I wanted to highlight the enormous versatility of the baroque idiom and its mass appeal. Above all the festival’s strength lies in the wonderful baroque settings that one finds in Valletta and the Maltese archipelago; a precious legacy that each and every one of us Maltese treasure…