On the evening of 16 April 2019, the venerable walls of the beautiful Manoel Theatre in Valletta saw a vivid and important event: the presentation of Il-Premju Għall-Arti 2019, Malta’s highest national arts award, organised by the Arts Council Malta with the support of Malta’s Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will give four concerts in Moscow as part of the MPO MOSCOW TOUR – A Union of Cultures project. The upcoming tour is organized by the European Foundation for Support of Culture, together with the MPO, in partnership with the Association for Support of Cultural and Commercial Initiatives (APKI), under the auspices of the President of Malta. On 21 November, famous Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja will perform on the stage of the Zaryadye Hall, conducted by Constantine Orbelian,…
On 21 November, Moscow’s popular modern Zaryadye Concert Hall will host a concert featuring the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Joseph Calleja, Malta’s most famous tenor, legend of the Mediterranean island and a world celebrity, as the soloist. In this interview, Joseph Calleja speaks about his love for Malta, opera and Russian culture.
On 27 November, the Grand Hall of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire will be hosting the final concert of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra tour “MPO Moscow Tour – A Union of Cultures”. Shlomo Mintz, the legendary Israeli violinist, viola player, conductor and teacher, who first took up the violin at the age of three and debuted as a soloist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra when he was eleven, will be performing. We talked with him about the sea, about music, Malta and Moscow.
On 23 November, the Moscow International House of Music will be hosting the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the MPO Moscow Tour – A Union of Cultures project. Violinist Ray Chen, one of the most prominent young musicians of our time, First Prize winner of the Yehudi Menuhin (2008) and Queen Elizabeth (2009) competitions, will be performing.
On 25 November, the Stravinsky Big Hall of Helikon-Opera will welcome the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra giving a concert under the direction of Sergey Smbatyan, the solo to be performed by Alessandro Taverna, winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition (2009).
“Quiet on the set! And… action!” Verdala Palace, Fort Manoel, the streets of the town of Bormla on Malta, the Manoel Theatre will hear these commands many times in the coming days. In September 2019, shooting started in Malta of the first film dedicated to the island’s history. The film tells the story of one of Malta’s most dramatic moments, June 1919, Sette Giugno, which is sometimes called “the first Maltese revolution.”
Court intrigues, love and world-class ice-skating stars in a show dedicated to one of the most mysterious episodes in Russian history during the reign of Empress Anna Ioannovna. “Jesters’ Wedding”, the first ice show in Malta’s history, will premiere on the island on 13 December 2019. This show is an adaptation of the “Crystal Palace” ballet to the music of Alexey Shor, a contemporary American-Maltese composer. How is the unique festival of ice and music created? The organisers of the fairy tale…
THE PROJECT ‘DAYS OF MALTESE MUSIC’SPEARHEADED BY THE EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORT OF CULTURE HAS ENTERED ITS SECOND YEAR. IN 2018, MALTESE MUSICIANS PERFORMED IN CONCERT HALLS WITHIN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THIS YEAR THE PROJECT WAS EXTENDED TO ARMENIA AND KAZAKHSTAN, APART FROM RUSSIA.
The 16th century building of the legendary knights’ hospital, which is located adjacent to Fort St Elmo and overlooks the Grand Harbour, has long been one of Valletta’s most outstanding landmarks. Since 1979, the place has been well-known as the Mediterranean Conference Centre, which is considered one of Malta’s most famous concert and business venues. How will the Mediterranean Conference Centre use the technology of the future to resurrect the past? MCC’s CEO Pierre Fenech reveals the secret ON…
What is Malta presenting at the Venice Biennale 2019? Who can be nominated for the ‘Il-Premju għall-Arti’? How can local artists find support for their projects? Director for Funding and Strategy at the Arts Council Malta, Mary Ann Cauchi answers the questions.