New edition of Malta Spring Festival underway

Fighting For Hope is the year’s theme.

This year’s edition of the Malta Spring Festival kicked off last week, focusing on this year’s theme – Fighting For Hope. Performances run until April 13 and bring together local and international musicians for a repertoire that explore classic works that are unheard, or rarely heard, in Malta.

Conceived and founded in 2005 by its artistic director Karl Fiorini, The Malta Spring Festival is an annual classical and contemporary music festival known for its innovative programming and commitment to new orchestral and chamber works. Events take place in different venues in Valletta.

The Malta Spring Festival takes pride in carefully selecting an ambitious roster of artists as well as in placing a premium on challenge, innovation and class, showcasing the new with the not-so-old in unexpected juxtapositions of programming, at times verging on audience ‘unfriendly’, emotionally relentless, and mentally demanding repertoire.

Running parallel to the evening concerts and recitals, an education strand of the Malta Spring Festival – Rising Stars Concert Series – welcomes up-and-coming local artists to hone their skills on the larger stage, encouraging them to think and compare less regionally, with the aim of providing these young artists in-the-making the necessary springboard to pursue their musical education abroad the limited shores of Malta. 

For more information visit www.teatrumanoel.mt.

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