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Lunchtime Concerts at Tannhauser Overture.

music programme
St Catherine of Italy Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
This sixth season of lunchtime concerts Time: 19.30 hrs
brings together some of our Islands’
more established performers, presenting 9 April
a series of chamber concerts which have Peter & the Wolf/Young Person’s
gained a regular audience of locals and Guide to the Orchestra
tourists alike. Entrance is by donation that The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
goes towards the Restoration Fund for the conducted by Christopher Muscat,
Church of St. Catherine of Italy. narrator: Sarah Spiteri.
Venue: St Catherine of Italy, Valletta. Venue: Republic Hall, Mediterranean
Every Sunday at 11.00 hrs. Conference Centre, Valletta.
Time: 18.30 hrs.
Performers Platform
St James Cavalier is committed to 10 April
discovering, nurturing and promoting new A Little Sunday Night Music
talent. The Performers’ Platform Concert Chamber music focusing on some of the
Series provides up-and-coming musicians greatest chamber pieces ever written –
with the opportunity to perform in a performed by Trio Zigaro
professional environment in the Music Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Room at the Centre. Creativity, Valletta.
The Second Series of the Performers Time: 19.00 hrs.
Platform Concerts is held every
Wednesday up to 25 May 2011. 12 April
Venue: The Music Room, St. James 2+2=8
Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta. An 8-hand piano concert produced by
Every Wednesday at 12.35 hrs Teatru Manoel, featuring the highly
acclaimed pianists Wayne Marshall,
1 April Jennifer Micallef, Glen Inanga and John
Classical music concert McLaughlin Williams.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
conducted by Brian Schembri. Programme: Time: 20.00 hrs.
Liszt – Les Preludes, Piano Concerto No. 1
& No.2 (soloist: Balazs Szokolay),
Berlioz – Rakoczy March, Wagner –

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music programme 2+2=8
14 April op 121(Premier) Soloist: Godfrey Mifsud,
music programme
String Concert Christopher Muscat – Extase, Paul
Performed by the Camilleri Trio Hindemith – Symphonie –Mathis der Maler.
Venue: Sala Isouard, Teatru Manoel, Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
Valletta. Time: 20.00 hrs. Time: 19.30 hrs.

16 April 12 May
Concert of Sacred Music Piano Recital - Giselle Grima
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Venue: Sala Isouard, Teatru Manoel,
conducted by Emanuel Spagnol. Valletta. Time: 20.00 hrs.
Venue: St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.
Time: 19.30 hrs. 22 May
A Little Sunday Night Music
16 – 17 April A concert of chamber music focusing on
Akoustika some of the greatest works written by
An annual concert where jazz, pop and Verdi and Vaughan Williams.
rock all come together in an explosion of Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
popular music and talent. Creativity, Valletta. Time: 19.00 hrs.
Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Creativity, Valletta. Time: 20.00 hrs. 24 May
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra/
26 – 30 April Manoel Theatre Collaboration Concert (3)
International Spring Festival Under the direction of the Orchestra’s
Produced by Karl Fiorini, featuring local music director, Michael Laus.
and foreign talent. Programme: Bartok – Rumanian Dances,
Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta. Chopin – Piano Concerto in E minor op
11 (soloist: Joanne Camilleri), Smetana –
3 May From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields, Kodaly
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra – Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (‘The
Composer in Residence Concert Peacock’). Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
Conducted by Joseph Vella, Malta Time: 19.30 hrs
Philharmonic Orchestra, composer-in-
residence. Programme: Marko Mihevc 27 May
– Karnaval (Symphonic Poem), Joseph Music Concert
Vella – Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.

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4 June complemented by traditional Maltese food

theatre programme
Concerto all’Italiana in the marvellous surroundings of the
A concert of Italian music to celebrate Argotti botanical gardens in Floriana.
the 150th Anniversary of the Unification Further information may be found on
of Italy, presented by Fiesole Artistic www.maltafolkmusicfestival.org
Productions and the Italian Cultural Venue: Argotti Botanical Gardens, Floriana
Institute. Time: 19.00 hrs
Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
Time: 19.30 hrs 1 – 10 April
Pupu fil-Baħar
5 June A play by Alfred Sant, produced by KAST
A Little Sunday Night Music Productions and directed by Carmel
A concert of chamber music focusing on S. Aquilina, featuring Antonella Galea
some of the greatest works ever written. Loffreda, Charles Sammut and Joe Galea.
Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for Since its inception in 2001, KAST has
Creativity, Valletta. become synonymous with innovative
Time: 19.00 hrs. theatrical adaptations of literary
masterpieces in English and Maltese. KAST
10, 11, 12 June works through the process of collective
Għanafest- Malta Mediterranean Folk creation, where the actors and director
Music Festival together construct an original script based
Celebrating the folk music heritage on improvisation and creative writing
of the Mediterranean. Besides għana inspired by the chosen literature. Alfred
(Maltese folksong), the festival presents Sant’s collection of twelve narratives is the
a selection of local ensembles, Maltese focus of this theatrical work that oscillates
songwriters and folk musicians from between characters living on the verge
Mediterranean countries or countries that of society, middle-class mentality and the
influenced music in this region. This year complexity of human relationships, with
the international guests for Għanafest an underlying sardonic look at everyday
are: Nakaira from Sicily, Navà Ensemble life and characters.
Persian music and Swing a la Turc quartet The play will be performed in Maltese.
from Turkey. Għanafest also hosts a series Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
of workshops on traditional instruments Creativity, Valletta.
and a special programme for children. Time: 20.00 hrs.
A wonderful event for the whole family

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One Flew Over
The Cuckoo’s Nest

16 and 17 April
theatre programme
The Twits
A highly interactive play, based on the
story by Roald Dahl. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are
ugly, dirty, smelly and downright nasty,
yet ingenious at playing mean tricks on
each other. They become allies only when
they are catching birds for bird pies or
training their monkeys for their dream
2 and 3 April upside down Monkey Circus. The Twits
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is performed in English and is aimed at a
Ken Kesey’s theatrical masterpiece, young audience of 6 - 12 years. Produced
produced by ATGE and hosted by Teatru and directed by Isabelle Gatt, with musical
Manoel. The play is currently on tour and arrangements and vocal coaching by Sigo.
receiving excellent reviews. Bookings through St. James Cavalier:
The play will be performed in English. 21 22 32 00 or 21 22 32 16 or email
Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta. boxoffice@sjcav.org. Tickets are €8.50.
Time: 20.00 hrs. Discounted tickets for the family are also
available. Venue: MITP Theatre, Valletta.
8 – 10, 15 – 17 April Time: 7.30pm
Mrs Warren’s Profession
This classic by George Bernard Shaw 29 April – 8 May
presented by MADC and directed by Oleanna
Joyce Grech, is the story of a mother and A play produced by Stewsoft Productions,
daughter with clashing views about a Oleanna is a two-hander by David Mamet,
highly lucrative but unethical business. about the power struggle between a
Cast: Isabelle Warrington, Barry Calvert, university professor and one of his female
Colin Willis, Simone Spiteri, Andrew Galea students who accuses him of sexual
and Chris Hudson. exploitation and, by doing so, spoils his
The play will be performed in English. chances of being accorded tenure.
Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta. Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Time: 20.00 hrs. Creativity, Valletta. Time: 20.00 hrs.

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7 and 8 May going to sleep, she suddenly finds herself

theatre programme
Bogħod mill-Għajn falling into the action with her superhero
A play by Vincent Vella, presented by with whom she journeys through her
Teatru Manoel in collaboration with entire shelf of books, meeting different
Maleth, and directed by Alan Fenech. characters that overlap into each other’s
The play gives insight into the family life worlds flitting from one adventure to
of one of the ‘internati’ and a series of the next. The play is aimed at a young
incidents encountered within the socio- audience of 5 to 10 years, yet is a delight
political background of Malta during the for all the family. Directed by Marcelle
Second World War. Theuma, musical arrangements and vocal
The play will be performed in Maltese. coaching by Sigo; produced by Isabelle
Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta. Gatt. Bookings through St. James Cavalier:
Time: 20.00 hrs. 21 22 32 00 or 21 22 32 16 or email
boxoffice@sjcav.org. Tickets are €8.50.
13 – 29 May Discounted tickets for the family are also
The Opposite Sex available.
A comedy produced by TNT Productions. Venue: MITP Theatre, Valletta.
A chance meeting between friendly Time: 19.30 hrs (confirm with theatre
couples takes an unexpected twist of listings)
fate. It is not long before what should
have been a friendly dinner party turns 20 – 22 May
into a social nightmare. As the common The Rose Tattoo
denominator between the characters A play by Tennessee Williams, directed
starts to become clearer, the air soon by Albert Marshall and presented by
become thick with insults, black eyes and Teatru Manoel in collaboration with the
broken chins. Malta Drama Centre and the US Embassy.
Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for The Rose Tattoo is the story of an Italo-
Creativity, Valletta. American widow in Louisiana who,
Time: 20.00 hrs. following her husband’s death, withdraws
from society and expects her daughter to
14 and 15 May do likewise.
It-Tifla li Waqgħet Ġo Ktieb The play will be performed in English.
A play in Maltese adapted by Trevor Zahra Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta.
from The Boy Who Fell into a Book by Time: 20.00 hrs.
Alan Ayckbourn. As Marica reads before

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4 – 19 June Until 10 April
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME
Bolt from the Blue Placeness - An Exhibition of Oil
A Mellowdrama Production. Edward paintings by Trevor Borg
Jones was just an ordinary man, doing The artist is highly influenced by
ordinary things - until the day before Mediterranean culture and the interplay of
his fortieth birthday. What happened light, shade and colour as amplified by the
next was, quite literally, incredible. It warm Maltese sun. He is also fascinated by
defies belief. It defies logic. It defies the the deep blue tones of the Mediterranean
fundamental laws of science and nature. Sea, evident by the palette he employs
But it happened. And it came like a bolt to convey his visual messages. The artist
from the blue. With his latest comedy, describes his work as a continuous
adapted from his novel of the same name, narrative of his inner feelings, thoughts
David Tristram brings his trademark and comments, imbued with social as well
hilarity to every line, but with a poignant as cultural influences represented in the
and unusual story that tingles every form of a creative visual research journey.
nerve ending and jangles every human Supported by the Malta Arts Fund.
emotion before reaching its extraordinary Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
conclusion. Creativity, Valletta.
Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday
Creativity, Valletta. 09.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs, Wednesday to
Time: 20.00 hrs. Friday 09.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs, Saturday and
Sunday 10.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs.
Until 15 May
In Quest of Beauty: Alphonse Mucha 12 March – 6 April
1860-1939 Young Cavaliers’ Club
An exhibition of lithographs, prints, St James Cavalier’s annual exhibition of
sketches and paintings by Prague’s most creative work by children participating in
illustrious artist. the Young Cavaliers’ Club.
Venue: Grand Salon, National Museum of Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Archaeology, Valletta. Creativity, Valletta.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday
hrs till 16.30 hrs. 09.00 - 17.00 hrs, Wednesday to Friday
(Last admission: 16.00 hrs.) 09.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs, Saturday and
Sunday 10.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs.
Free entrance

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26 March – 1 May

VISUAL ARTS programme


An exhibition of paintings by Michael

In Quest of Beauty: Alphonse Mucha


von Cube and Giuseppe Schembri
Bonaci
Venue: The Contemporary Hall, National
Museum of Fine Arts, South Street,
Valletta.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 09.00
hrs - 16.30 hrs.
Free entrance

2 April – 1 May
Humanity In Forms
An exhibition of ceramics by Mario
Sammut.
Venue: The Loggia, National Museum of
Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday
09:00hrs - 16:30hrs (Last Admission:
16:00hrs)
Free entrance

15 April – 15 May
Photography exhibition by Guillem
Vidal
The exhibition brings together a collection
of 25 photographs depicting three
distinct landscapes: the salt marshes
of Malta, the port of Barcelona and the
caves of Menorca. Common to all of them
is the sea and nature. The recurring
theme of the bridge is not there by
chance as the photographs are part of a
larger retrospective by the artist, called
Passages.

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Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for Patrick Fenech, and is curated by Patrick
VISUAL ARTS PROGRAMME
Creativity, Valletta. Fenech, Vince Briffa and Lisa Gwen
Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday Baldacchino. The festival showcase the
09.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs, Wednesday to works of 12 local artists, the Valletta
Friday 09.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs, Saturday and community and is aimed at engaging
Sunday 10.00 hrs - 21.00 hrs. students from various schools in
Malta and Gozo to appreciate fine art
6 May – 5 June photography and to learn how to ‘read’
VLTPH11 – Valletta Photographic photographs.
Festival The festival will be held in various indoor
The festival is based on a concept by and outdoor venues around Valletta.
Supported by the Malta Arts Fund.

6 May – 30 June
Ġmiel il-Ħrejjef
An exhibition of paintings by Rupert Cefai.
Inspired by century-old folktales rich
in ethnographic content, this exhibition
is complemented with a programme of
thematic educational sessions between
Monday 16 - Friday 27 May.
Venue: The National Museum of
Ethnography, Inquisitor’s Palace,
Vittoriosa.
For further information and times of
opening: tel: 21663731 (Inquisitor’s
Palace)

7 May – 29 June
Daydreams
Humanity in Forms: The Group

An exhibition of paintings by Barbara


Butzke.
Venue: The Contemporary Exhibitions
by Mario Sammut

Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, South


Street, Valletta.

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Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9 and 16 April

CINEMA PROGRAMME
09:00hrs - 16:30hrs (Last Admission: Met HD Live – Le Comte Ory –
16:00hrs) Giacchino Rossini
Time: 19.00 hrs.
27 May - 23 July
Early 19th century souvenir drawings 17 April
of the Ggantija Temples Lucia di Lammermoor (Repeat screening)
An exhibition of exclusive drawings, Time: 15.00 hrs.
held in conjunction with Lejlet Lapsi -
Notte Gozitana events. Venue: Gozo Area 23 April and 7 May
Exhibition Hall, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo.  Met HD Live – Capriccio – Richard
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday Strauss
09:00hrs - 17:00hrs; Saturday 09:00hrs - Time: 19.00 hrs.
12:00 noon.
30 April and 21 May
June Met HD Live – Il Trovatore – Giuseppe
Re-painted Verdi
National Museum of Fine Arts, South Time: 19.00 hrs.
Street, Valletta
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1 May
09:00hrs - 16:30hrs (Last Admission: Le Comte Ory (Repeat screening)
16:00hrs). Free entrance Time: 15.00 hrs.

All the films listed below will be screened 14 and 28 May


at the Cinema of St James Cavalier Centre Met HD Live – Die Walküre – Richard
for Creativity, Valletta. Wagner
Time: 18.00 hrs
2 April
NTLive – Frankenstein (Repeat 15 May
screening) Capriccio (Repeat screening)
Time: 20.00 hrs. Time: 15.00 hrs.

3 April 29 May
Iphigenie en Taurus (Repeat screening) Il Trovatore (Repeat screening)
Time: 15.00 hrs. Time: 15.00 hrs.

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12 June 14 April
other events
Die Walküre (Repeat screening) English-Speaking Union – Talks
Time: 15.00 hrs. Speaker – H.E. Jim Hennessy, Irish
Ambassador
30 June Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
NTLive – The Cherry Orchard - Live Creativity, Valletta.
Performance Time: 18.00 hrs.
Time: 20.00 hrs.
May
April Art & Wine @ South Street
Art & Wine @ South Street Interesting discussion on Art over a glass
Interesting discussions on Art over a glass of wine.
of wine. Venue: The National Museum of Fine Arts,
Venue: The National Museum of Fine Arts, South Street, Valletta.
South Street, Valletta. Time: 19.30 hrs.
Time: 19.30 hrs. Free entrance
Free entrance
May
3 April Open Day at the National Museum
Sunday Cultural Tour of Natural History, Mdina.
A visit to Fort Manoel including the
recently-restored Chapel dedicated to 1 May
Saint Anthony of Padova, Selmun Palace Cultural Walking Tour on the island
and the Chapel dedicated to the Madonna of Comino
tal-Abbandunati at ‘Tas-Sultan’ Castle in A visit to the Tower, Gun Battery, Old
Wardija. Hospital and Chapel. For bookings: call
For bookings: call Noel D’Amato or Adrian Noel D’Amato or Adrian German on
German on 21232515, 21247913 or send 21232515, 21247913 or send an e-mail
an e-mail to noel.damato@maltaculture. to noel.damato@maltaculture.com or visit
com or visit www.maltaculture.com www.maltaculture.com
Tickets: €12; concessions for children Tickets: €12; concessions for children
aged 5-12 and senior citizens: €9.50. aged 5-12 and senior citizens: €9.50.
Venue: Coaches depart from Sliema and Venue: Coaches depart from Sliema and
Floriana. Floriana.
Time: 08.45 hrs. Time: 08.00 hrs.

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8 May 19 May

other events
Heritage Trail – Comino English-Speaking Union – Talks
Tickets can be bought from all Heritage Speaker – H.E. Prof. Douglas Kmiec,
Malta museums and sites. American Ambassador
For further information: contact Mario Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Casha on 23954242. Creativity, Valletta.
Time: 18.00 hrs.
15 May
Cultural Tour of the Island of Gozo. June
A full day tour to Gozo. Art and Wine @ South Street
For bookings: call Noel D’Amato or Adrian Interesting discussions on Art over a glass
German on 21232515, 21247913 or send of wine.
an e-mail to noel.damato@maltaculture. Venue: The National Museum of Fine Arts,
com or visit www.maltaculture.com South Street, Valletta.
Tickets: €21.50; concessions for children Time: 19.30 hrs.
aged 5-12 and senior citizens: €19.
Venue: Coaches depart from Sliema and
Floriana.
Time: 07.30 hrs.

Sunday Cultural Tour:


Fort Manoel
3, 4 June 16 June
other events
M3P Conference English-Speaking Union – Talks
A conference co-ordinated by Toni Sant, Speaker – H.E. Anne Quinane, Australian
on the first six months of the Malta Music Ambassador
Memory Project, in association with the Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
University of Hull. Supported by the Malta Creativity, Valletta.
Arts Fund. Time: 18.00 hrs.
Venue: St James Cavalier Centre for
Creativity, Valletta. 21 June
Time: 9.00 – 17.00 hrs. Summer Solstice at Mnajdra Temples
Experience the Spring Equinox sunrise
5 June from Mnajdra Temples. Including a tour of
Filfla Heritage Trail Mnajdra Temples and access to the Visitor
Tickets can be bought from all Heritage Centre.
Malta museums and sites. Tickets at €15 (€10 for Heritage Malta
For further information contact Mario members) may be purchased from all
Casha on 23954242 Heritage Malta sites and museums. Places
are limited.
7 June For further information tel. Heritage
Heritage Malta Open Day Malta on 21424231.
Visit Heritage Malta sites and museums
for free: 28, 29 June
National Museum of Fine Arts Mnarja
Malta Maritime Museum A programme of activities to
Domus Romana commemorate the traditional feast of St
Inquisitor’s Palace Peter and St Paul including folk singing
For further information contact Mario and village band music on the 28th; and
Casha on 23954242 the traditional horse races at Racecourse
Street, Rabat on the 29th.
7 June Venue: Buskett Gardens and Rabat
Sette Giugno Commemorative
ceremony
A National Festivities event
Venue: Hastings Garden, Valletta.
Time: 21.30 hrs.

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CONTACTS
Office of the Prime Minister
Auberge d’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta VLT 1170
Tel: (+356) 2291 5006, Fax: (+356) 2291 5039
Website: www.visitmalta.com

The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts


230 Republic Street, Valletta VLT 1116
Tel: (356) 2124 5168, Fax: (+356) 2124 1964
E-mail: info@maltaculture.com, Website: www.maltaculture.com

St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity


Castille Place, Valletta VLT 1060
Tel: (356) 2122 3200, Fax: (+356) 2122 3218
E-mail: info@sjcav.org, Website: www.sjcav.org

Teatru Manoel
115, Old Theatre Street, Valletta VLT 1426
Tel: (356) 2122 2618, Fax: (+356) 2124 7451
E-mail: info@teatrumanoel.com.mt, Website: www.teatrumanoel.com.mt

Mediterranean Conference Centre


Hospital Street, Valletta VLT 1645
Tel: (356) 2559 5215/209/201, Fax: (+356) 2124 5900
E-mail: sales@mcc.com.mt, Website: www.mcc.com.mt

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra


88, Old Mint Street, Valletta VLT 12
Tel: (356) 2124 4473; 2123 8835, Fax: (+356) 2124 4473.
E-mail: info@maltaorchestra.com, Website: www.maltaorchestra.com

Heritage Malta
Ex-Royal Naval Hospital, Triq Marina, Kalkara, KKR 1524
Tel: (356) 2295 4300, Fax: (+356) 2122 2900.
E-mail: info@heritagemalta.org, Website: www.heritagemalta.org

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1. St James Cavalier
locations
2. St Catherine of Italy
3. National Museum of Fine Arts
4. St John’s Co-Cathedral
5. Teatru Manoel
6. MITP Theatre
7. Mediterranean Conference Centre
St James Cavalier, Teatru Manoel and the
Mediterranean Conference Centre
are accessible to all, including
wheelchair users.