The Valletta 2018 Foundation is currently endorsing the third Malta International Organ Festival, which will take place from the 19th November till 9th December 2016.
During this festival we will hear some of the greatest music written through time for the King of Instruments – the organ – being performed by world renowned top-notch musicians in Malta’s churches and cathedrals.
Cultural heritage is often associated very narrowly with museums and archaeological sites, but Malta possesses a much more extensive patrimony of heritage assets including music and our Churches and Cathedrals.
It was with the arrival of the knights of St John and the lifting of the Great Siege of 1565, that the building of modern Malta commenced, and the archipelago’s landscape was transformed beyond configurations that had changed very little since prehistoric times. Fortifications, wonderful palaces and a network of small cities and villages emerged, where at the heart of each was a church.
These small cities and villages today form the historic centre of our archipelago’s urban landscape, and many are also the venues for the Malta International Organ Festival. The arts have always played a large role in Maltese culture, and it is everyone’s aim that the high calibre programme that has been put together should serve as an endorsement to the event’s international status, becoming now a regular part of the Malta cultural calendar.
Tickets can be purchased on-line or from Embassy Cinema, Valletta.