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Valletta International Baroque Festival 2015

Programme

Saturday 10 January 2015

President's Palace

7.30pm 

Nine Lamentations

Programme: 

Gylbert Banaster (ca. 1430-1487): Hymnus exultet caelum à 3 

Edmund Sturton (floruit ca. 1500): Gaude Virgo Mater Christi à 6 

Robert White ( ca.1538-1574): Magnificat à 4, 6 & 8 

Robert White ( ca.1538-1574): Lamentations à 5 & 6 

Performed by

Nederlands Kamerkoor

Conducted by Paul van Nevel

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Sunday 11 January 2015

 

Studio Theatre

3.15pm

 

Toi Toi Children's Baroque Ball (for 3 to 7 year olds)

This Toi Toi event is a highlight in our season and promises to entertain young and old with a variety of popular baroque classics. Come in costume, wear a wig, or disguise with a mask and learn all about the composers of the time whilst dancing to the tunes and clapping the rhythms.

 

Dancers and musicians  are ready to make this a truly memorable CHILDREN’S BAROQUE BALL.

€5 

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Sunday 11 January 2015

Teatru Manoel

11am

Baroque Piano Transcriptions

Programme: 

Bach/Siloti:  Prelude from the cello suite No. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010

Bach/Siloti:  Organ prelude in G minor BWV 535

Gluck/Sgambati:  Melody from Orfeo and Eurydice

Bach/Kempff:  Prelude to the Ratswahl Cantata "We thank you, God, we thank you" BWV 29

Bach/Kempff:  Siciliano from the Flute Sonata N.2 BWV 1031

Bach/Busoni:  Chaconne from Partita for solo violin N.2 in D minorBWV 1004

Bach/Joseffy (Pupil of Liszt):  Prelude, Gavotte and Bourrée from Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006

Bach/Liszt:  Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542

Handel/Liszt:   Sarabande and Chaconne from the Opera "Almira" S. 181

 

Performed by

Dmytro Sukhovienko  

 

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Sunday 11 January 2015

 

Teatru Manoel

5pm

 

Music for the Grand Tour  The Italian Concerto from Venice to Naples

Corelli:     Concerto grosso Op. VI No. 4 in D major

Scarlatti:     Concerto grosso No. 3 in F major

Porpora:     Concerto for strings Op. 2 No.3 in G minor

Vivaldi:     Concerto for 4 violins and strings RV 580 in B minor (from L'estro armonico, Op. III No. 10)

Corelli:     Concerto grosso Op. VI No. 8 in G minor

Vivaldi:     Sinfonia 'Al Santo Sepolcro' RV 169 in B minor

Bononcini:     Sinfonia a tre Op. IV No. 12 in D Major in F minor

Vivaldi:     Concerto for 2 violins and strings RV 519 in A major (from L'estro armonico, Op. III No. 5)

Performed by  Concerto dei Cavalieri conducted by Marcello di Lisa

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Monday 12 January 2015

Ta' Gieżu Church

7.30pm

The Fruit of Love by Anthony Holborne

A concertino of viols and rare instruments

Galliard, Bona Speranza, Galliard, The Night Watch, Last Will & Testament, Hermoza, Muy Linda, Infernum, Galliard, Pavana Ploravit, Ecce quam bonum, The Choise, The Tears of the Muses, The Funerals, Almaine, Pavan, Galliard, Paradizo, The Honie-Suckle, The Fairie-Round

Performed by  L'Acheron Ensemble conducted by  Francois Joubert Caillet

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Tuesday 13 January 2015

President's Palace 

7.30pm

South American Baroque Music

A selection of Sacred and Profane Baroque Music from the Americas

Performed by Ensemble Villancico conducted by Peter Pontvik

 

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Wednesday 14 January 2015

 

Teatru Manoel

7.30pm

 

Arias and Overtures by George Frideric Handel (1685-1750)

Eternal source of light divine (Birthday Ode for Queen Anne)

Overture to Jephtha

Tune your harps to cheerful strains (Esther)

Mortals think that Time is sleeping (The Triumph of Time and Truth)

Mr Handel's Famous Waterpieces

Sacred oracles of truth (Belshazzar)

How can I stay when love invites (Esther)

Overture to Xerxes

On the valleys, dark and cheerless (The Triumph of Time and Truth)

Up the dreadful steep ascending (Jephtha)

Mr Handel's Warlike Pieces

Your tuneful voice my tale would tell (Semele)

Overture to Judas Maccabaeus

Yet can I hear that dulcet lay (The Choice of Hercules)

Despair shall no more wound me (Semele)

Performed by The King’s Consort and countertenor Iestyn Davies conducted by Robert King

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Thursday 15 January 2015

Ta' Gieżu Church

7.30pm

 

Girolamo Abos 

Commemorating the Tercentenary of the birth of Maltese composer Girolamo Abos

Programme:   Arias by Abos, Arne and Handel

 

Performed by

Passacaglia Ensemble 

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Friday 16 January 2015

 

St. Paul's Anglican Pro Cathedral

7.30pm

 

Abos, Handel and Steffani

Commemorating the Tercentenary of the birth of Maltese composer Girolamo Abos

Programme: 

Michel'Ang Vella:    Sonat a tré No 6

Handel:    Cantata 'Armida abbandonata'    

Steffani:     'Occhi perche piange'      

Handel: Op 6 no 4

Girolamo Abos: Stabat mater        

Performed by VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble)

Soloists:

Mhairi Lawson - soprano

Gillian Zammit - soprano

Claire Ghigo - mezzo soprano

 

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Saturday 17 January 2015

 

All Souls Church 

12 noon

 

Bach Cello Suites 1-3-5

Performed by

Sigiswald Kuijken

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Saturday 17 January 2015

Teatru Manoel

7.30pm

Inspired by Baroque: Ravel, Foss, Shostakovich, Strauss 

Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Lukas Foss:  Renaissance Flute Concerto
Shostakovich:  Pastorale e Capriccio
R. Strauss:  Couperin Dance Divertimento

Performed by The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra soloist Rebecca Hall (flute)

Conducted by Peter Stark

 

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Sunday 18 January 2015  

Teatru Manoel

11am

Toi Toi: Passacaglia (baroque workshop for children)

 

A fantastic opportunity for the young to discover the world of Baroque - the instruments, the style and sound. Pieces of music of different moods are broken down and explained through an engaging and interactive concert/workshop. Find out about the composers, their travels and tales of old.

 

Recommended age: 6-12

 

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Sunday 18 January 2015  

All Souls Church 

12 noon

Bach Cello Suites 2-4-6

Performed by

Sigiswald Kuijken

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Sunday 18 January 2015

Teatru Manoel

5pm

Bach's Goldberg Variations 

piano performance with lecture

Performed by

Joanne Camilleri

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Monday 19 January 2015 

St. John's Co Cathedral 

7.30pm

Bach's St. John's Passion

Oratorio

Performed by

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Steven Devine

 

* see note below 

 

Tuesday 20 January 2015 

 

St. Publius Church (Floriana)

7.30pm

 

Michelangelo Falvetti's "Il Diluvio Universale"

Oratorio

Performed by

La Cappella Mediterranea, the Namur Chamber Choir conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon 

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Wednesday 21 January 2015 

St. Paul's Anglican Pro Cathedral

7.30pm

Magnificat

Commemorating the Tercentenary of the birth of Maltese composer Girolamo Abos

Programme:   Magnificat, Benedictus Dominus, Messa a due cori 

 

Performed by

Die Kölner Akademie choir and orchestra conducted by Michael Alexander Willens

 

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Thursday 22 January 2015

Teatru Manoel

7.30pm

Handel and his London friends

Performed by

European Union Baroque Orchestra conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortennsen

Huw Daniel concertmaster

Programme: 

Handel:     Concerto Grosso Op3 No2 in B flat HWV313 (10’15”) 

Roman:     Golovinmusiken Suite (16”) 

Geminiani:   Follia Concerto Grosso Op3 No12 after Corelli 5/12 (11’00) 

Handel:     Overture HWV336 & Sonata a5 in B flat (12’15”) – soloist Huw Daniel 

Boyce:     Symphony No2 in A (5’15”) 

Handel:     Concerto Grosso Op6 No5 in D HWV323 (14’40”) 

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Friday 23 January 2015

St. Publius Church (Floriana)

7.30pm

 

Works for Choir and Orchestra

Programme: 

Vivaldi: Gloria and Psalms 113 121 147 / Campra Messa ad maiorem Dei Gloria

Performed by

Le Concert Spirituel

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Saturday 24 January 2015

St. Paul's Anglican Pro Cathedral

12 noon

 

Gabrieli and Monteverdi

Music by Gabrieli and Monteverdi

Performed by

VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble)

 

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Saturday 24 January 2015

La Sacra Infermeria at the Mediterranean Conference Centre

9pm 

Baroque Festival Ball

 

This year's ball will be held in the majestic Sacra Infermeria at the Mediterranean Conference Centre with a band and string quartet led by Gjorgji Cincievski.

 

Dress code: Costume or Black Tie and Mask

 

Discounted costume hire from Teatru Manoel Costume House

 

 

€30

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Booking:

ONLINE:   www.vallettabaroquefestival.com.mt    and    www.teatrumanoel.com.mt

 

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T: +356 2124 6389   

IN PERSON:    Teatru Manoel Booking Office, Old Theatre Street, Valletta             Mon-Fri:  9am to 12noon  (till 1st August 2014)

 

 Premium seats

A limited number of the best seats for each event are being offered at a premium price. These can be booked directly online.

 

 Discounted seats

Discounted seats are offered for senior citizens and students. Bookings need to be made in person (with a relevant card) at the Booking Office. Student Culture Card is also accepted.

 

 Agents and Tour Operators  

Approved agents get a commission rate of 5% on group bookings of less than 30 people and 10% for groups of 30 or more for any of the performances. Reserved seats for group bookings made through Tour Operators can only be made by the Tour Operator directly with the Teatru Manoel Booking Office. These are also subject to availability.  All group bookings to be confirmed and paid in full by Friday 31st October 2014.

No commission will be given on senior citizen and student card bookings, even if booked in bulk.

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* St. John's Co-Cathedral Concert: Monday 19th January 2015

Bach's St. John's Passion performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

When you purchase two or more tickets for three different performances you qualify for reserved seats for the above concert.

Tickets for the St. John's Co-Cathedral Concert are issued on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability

 

 



 

 
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