From 19 November to 9 December 2016 the Malta International Organ Fesival was held in Malta. It is a Maltese festival during which international musicians perform great music composed or adapted for the king of instrument: the organ. There were 3 concerts with Italy as main character, thanks to the collaboration of the Italian Institute of Culture of Valletta. Italy was also given the closing of the festival, with the concert held in the Anglican pro-cathedral of St. Paul in Valletta.

During the concert of the Valletta Chamber Orchestra, directed by Elena Sartori, music by Bach, Albinoni, Handel and Corelli were played. Two more Italian concerts were held before the closing concert: Saturday 26 November, at the Balzan Annunciation Church, the musician Marco d’Avola played the organ with soprano Silvia Di Falco and baritone Joseph Lia in the “Ave Maria” concert, with plays of Gounod, Schubert, D’Avola, Mascagni, Verdi, Mozart. Friday 2 December, then, the composer Diego Cannizzaro played with the organ works of Bach, Rinck, Mendelssohn, Bossi e Yon at the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Balluta. Great participation in terms of public, who appreciated the performance of the musicians.


Source: medNews