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10th edition of Valletta Baroque Festival launched

10th edition of Valletta Baroque Festival launched

Festivals Malta has launched the exciting programme for the 10th edition of the Malta Baroque Festival, which is set to take place in January, 2022.

The festival will feature 26 diverse concerts, celebrating music from the 17th and 18th centuries, spread over 18 different venues, including the Manoel Theatre, the Archeology Museum, San Anton Palace, Verdala Palace and a number of cathedrals and churches across Malta.

Jose Herrera, the minister for the national heritage, arts and local government emphasised the importance of the festival within the cultural sector, as it places Malta on the baroque map on an international level.

“The Valletta Baroque Festival is truly unique because through its prestige, it attracts a specific form of tourism characterised by tourists who are mainly interested in the festival, but end up falling in love with the majesty of the locations and venues where the concerts are held. I’m sure that this edition, an experience that will continue to reinforce the festival’s position as one of the top 10 baroque festivals in Europe,” he said.

Kenneth Zammit Tabona, the festival artistic director, said that “Baroque music is part of our DNA – we are surrounded by baroque culture here in Malta. We are certainly excited for this year’s 10th edition, which will feature some of the best international artists and ensembles like Mahan Esfahani, Charlie Siem, Gabetta Consort with Franco Fagioli, Vasillis Varvaresos, Avi Avital, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and much more,” he said.

“The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and the Monteverdi Project, directed by Marco Mencoboni, as well as the Valletta Baroque Ensemble and KorMalta in Handel’s iconic Messiah, conducted by Christian Curnyn,” he added.

The festival is produced by Festivals Malta in collaboration with Teatru Manoel and Visit Malta, and will take place between the 14 and 29 of January next year. Want to get your hands on some tickets? Click here.

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