11th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music opens today

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<p> The 11th edion of Galuitan: A Festival of Music, opens tomorow with Miriam Gauci's masterclass concert at the Ministry for Gozo Hall, followed on Saturday with the officiall opening of the Festival with the musical Show Boat. </p> <p> Adapted and directed by Terry Shaw, Colin Attard will direct the Gaulitanus Choir, a combo-ensemble and a cast including local established artists. </p> <p> This semi-staged performance will be held at the Grand Hotel on Saturday 4th March at 7.30pm. </p> <p> The Concerts, except for the opera and food events, are free of charge. Reserved seating for the musical and finale is available at €5, contact <a href="mailto:gaulitanafestival@gmail.com">gaulitanafestival@gmail.com</a> or 7708971. </p> <p> <strong>Tuesday 28th February 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> OPENING BY CONCLUDING A MASTER PARTICIPANTS - MIRIAM GAUCI'S INTERNATIONAL VOCAL MASTER </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sat 04/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> SHOW BOAT - MUSICAL BY JEROME KERN 19.30hrs SOLOISTS </p> <p> GAULITANUS CHOIR </p> <p> GAULITANA ENSEMBLE </p> <p> TERRY SHAW Director </p> <p> COLIN ATTARD Conductor - Malta/UK/France </p> <p> Grand Hotel, Mgarr </p> <p> <strong>Sun 05/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> AN EVENING IN VIENNA </p> <p> GOLDBERG TRIO - Malta </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Tue 07/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> THE OPERATIC SINGER TALK </p> <p> ANDRIANA YORDANOVA - Bulgaria </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Wed 08/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> WINNERS - CONCORSO LIRICO G. RUBINI </p> <p> CELESTE BANG Mezzo-soprano </p> <p> BUM JOO LEE Tenor </p> <p> KIM BOHYE Piano - South Korea </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Thu 09/3 12.35hrs</strong> </p> <p> SOPRANOS AT LUNCHTIME </p> <p> STEPHANIE PORTELLI Soprano </p> <p> ANNABELLE ZAMMIT Soprano </p> <p> COLIN ATTARD Accompanist - Malta </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Fri 10/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> THE SINGING KEYBOARD </p> <p> MICHAEL LAUS Piano - Malta </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sat 11/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> 20TH CENTURY SOUNDS ON SAXOPHONE </p> <p> IACOPO SAMMARTANO Saxophone </p> <p> DARIA ALESHINA Piano - Italy/Russia </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> (A limited edition of prints by Pietro Annigoni is being exhibited) </p> <p> <strong>Sun 12/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> SOUVENIRS FROM FLORENCE </p> <p> DARIA ALESHINA - GIUSEPPE FRICELLI Piano Duo - Russia/Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Tue 14/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> ERICH W. KORNGOLD: A GENIUS TALK </p> <p> ALEXANDER FREY - BRENDAN CARROLL - US/UK </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Wed 15/3 19.3Ohrs</strong> </p> <p> KORNGOLD: MUSIC FROM VIENNA TO HOLLYWOOD </p> <p> ALEXANDER FREY Piano - US </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Thu 16/3 12.35hrs</strong> </p> <p> THE RECORDER: A JOURNEY </p> <p> ROMEO EMANUELE CIUFFA Recorder - Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Fri 17/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> STRAINS IN A BASILICA </p> <p> ALEXANDER FREY Organ </p> <p> STEFAN CALLEJA Violin - US/Malta </p> <p> Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady, Xaghra </p> <p> <strong>Sat 18/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> BAROQUE WITH A TOUCH OF RENAISSANCE </p> <p> ROMEO EMANUELE CIUFFA Recorder </p> <p> ALEXANDER FREY Positiv Organ - US/Italy </p> <p> Gozo Seminary Chapel, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sun 19/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> MELANGES DE PASSIONS </p> <p> QUARTETTO (DI SASSOFONI) AURIS - Italy </p> <p> Palazzo Palina, Hotel Ta' Cenc, Sannat </p> <p> <strong>Tue 21/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> CONNECTING WITH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TALK </p> <p> MARIELLA CASSAR CORDINA - FEDERICO GOZZELINO - Malta/Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Wed 22/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> DUENDE: GOZZELINO MEETS GARCÍA LORCA </p> <p> SOFIA NARMANIA Piano </p> <p> MARION SAYERS Reciter - Abkhazia/UK </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Thu 23/3 12.35hrs</strong> </p> <p> VIOLA AND PIANO CINCIN ENCORES </p> <p> DUO COMUZZI - CURTI GIARDINA Viola/Piano - Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Fri 24/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> SUITE ITALIANA </p> <p> DUO COMUZZI - CURTI GIARDINA Viola/Piano - Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sat 25/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> WOODWIND COLOURS </p> <p> TRIO INCANTARE Flute/Oboe/Piano - Austria </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sun 26/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> VIOLIN AND POET… A CAPPELLA </p> <p> REGGIE CLEWS - ALFRED GRECH - Malta </p> <p> Rotunda Church Museum, Xewkija </p> <p> OPERA+ Weekend </p> <p> <strong>Fri 31/3 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> ROMANTICISM AND BEYOND </p> <p> GRAN DUO ITALIANO Violin/Piano - Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sat 01/4 12.00hrs</strong> </p> <p> FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC </p> <p> GEORGE BORG Chef </p> <p> TA' VERNA DUO Accordion/Guitar - Malta </p> <p> Vini e Capricci, Xewkija </p> <p> <strong>Sat 01/4 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> MADAMA BUTTERFLY: 2-ACT OPERA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI </p> <p> MIRIAM GAUCI Soprano </p> <p> VINCENZO COSTANZO Tenor </p> <p> ALBERTO MASTROMARINO Baritone </p> <p> ROSSANA RINALDI Mezzo-soprano </p> <p> GAULITANUS CHOIR </p> <p> MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA </p> <p> ENRICO CASTIGLIONE Director </p> <p> COLIN ATTARD Conductor - Malta/Italy </p> <p> Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Victoria </p> <p> (Pre-opera talk - Albert G. Storace - 18.30hrs) </p> <p> (Post-opera dinner with the opera stars - Vini e Capricci, Xewkija) </p> <p> <strong>Sun 02/4 11.00hrs</strong> </p> <p> SILVERY SOUNDS BEFORE LUNCH </p> <p> MINA GHOBRIAL Flute </p> <p> ANGELA MELUSO Piano - Egypt/Italy </p> <p> Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria </p> <p> <strong>Sun 02/4 19.30hrs</strong> </p> <p> FINALE - CON GIOIA! </p> <p> MINA GHOBRIAL Flute </p> <p> MAURO TORTORELLI Violin </p> <p> GAULITANA STRING ORCHESTRA </p> <p> COLIN ATTARD Conductor - Egypt/Italy/Malta </p> <p> St Francis Church, Victoria. </p>The 11th editon of Galuitana: A Festival of Music, opens today with Miriam Gauci’s masterclass concert at the Ministry for Gozo Hall, followed on Saturday with the official opening of the Festival with the musical Show Boat.

Adapted and directed by Terry Shaw, Colin Attard will direct the Gaulitanus Choir, a combo-ensemble and a cast including local established artists.

This semi-staged performance will be held at the Grand Hotel on Saturday, the 4th of March at 7.30pm.

The Concerts, except for the opera and food events, are free of charge. Reserved seating for the musical and finale is available at €5, contact gaulitanafestival@gmail.com or 7708971.

Tuesday 28th February 19.30hrs

OPENING BY CONCLUDING A MASTER PARTICIPANTS – MIRIAM GAUCI’S INTERNATIONAL VOCAL MASTER

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sat 04/3 19.30hrs

SHOW BOAT – MUSICAL BY JEROME KERN 19.30hrs SOLOISTS

GAULITANUS CHOIR

GAULITANA ENSEMBLE

TERRY SHAW Director

COLIN ATTARD Conductor – Malta/UK/France

Grand Hotel, Mgarr

Sun 05/3 19.30hrs

AN EVENING IN VIENNA

GOLDBERG TRIO – Malta

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Tue 07/3 19.30hrs

THE OPERATIC SINGER TALK

ANDRIANA YORDANOVA – Bulgaria

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Wed 08/3 19.30hrs

WINNERS – CONCORSO LIRICO G. RUBINI

CELESTE BANG Mezzo-soprano

BUM JOO LEE Tenor

KIM BOHYE Piano – South Korea

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Thu 09/3 12.35hrs

SOPRANOS AT LUNCHTIME

STEPHANIE PORTELLI Soprano

ANNABELLE ZAMMIT Soprano

COLIN ATTARD Accompanist – Malta

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Fri 10/3 19.30hrs

THE SINGING KEYBOARD

MICHAEL LAUS Piano – Malta

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sat 11/3 19.30hrs

20TH CENTURY SOUNDS ON SAXOPHONE

IACOPO SAMMARTANO Saxophone

DARIA ALESHINA Piano – Italy/Russia

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

(A limited edition of prints by Pietro Annigoni is being exhibited)

Sun 12/3 19.30hrs

SOUVENIRS FROM FLORENCE

DARIA ALESHINA – GIUSEPPE FRICELLI Piano Duo – Russia/Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Tue 14/3 19.30hrs

ERICH W. KORNGOLD: A GENIUS TALK

ALEXANDER FREY – BRENDAN CARROLL – US/UK

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Wed 15/3 19.3Ohrs

KORNGOLD: MUSIC FROM VIENNA TO HOLLYWOOD

ALEXANDER FREY Piano – US

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Thu 16/3 12.35hrs

THE RECORDER: A JOURNEY

ROMEO EMANUELE CIUFFA Recorder – Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Fri 17/3 19.30hrs

STRAINS IN A BASILICA

ALEXANDER FREY Organ

STEFAN CALLEJA Violin – US/Malta

Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady, Xaghra

Sat 18/3 19.30hrs

BAROQUE WITH A TOUCH OF RENAISSANCE

ROMEO EMANUELE CIUFFA Recorder

ALEXANDER FREY Positiv Organ – US/Italy

Gozo Seminary Chapel, Victoria

Sun 19/3 19.30hrs

MELANGES DE PASSIONS

QUARTETTO (DI SASSOFONI) AURIS – Italy

Palazzo Palina, Hotel Ta’ Cenc, Sannat

Tue 21/3 19.30hrs

CONNECTING WITH CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TALK

MARIELLA CASSAR CORDINA – FEDERICO GOZZELINO – Malta/Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Wed 22/3 19.30hrs

DUENDE: GOZZELINO MEETS GARCÍA LORCA

SOFIA NARMANIA Piano

MARION SAYERS Reciter – Abkhazia/UK

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Thu 23/3 12.35hrs

VIOLA AND PIANO CINCIN ENCORES

DUO COMUZZI – CURTI GIARDINA Viola/Piano – Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Fri 24/3 19.30hrs

SUITE ITALIANA

DUO COMUZZI – CURTI GIARDINA Viola/Piano – Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sat 25/3 19.30hrs

WOODWIND COLOURS

TRIO INCANTARE Flute/Oboe/Piano – Austria

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sun 26/3 19.30hrs

VIOLIN AND POET… A CAPPELLA

REGGIE CLEWS – ALFRED GRECH – Malta

Rotunda Church Museum, Xewkija

OPERA+ Weekend

Fri 31/3 19.30hrs

ROMANTICISM AND BEYOND

GRAN DUO ITALIANO Violin/Piano – Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sat 01/4 12.00hrs

FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC

GEORGE BORG Chef

TA’ VERNA DUO Accordion/Guitar – Malta

Vini e Capricci, Xewkija

Sat 01/4 19.30hrs

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: 2-ACT OPERA BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

MIRIAM GAUCI Soprano

VINCENZO COSTANZO Tenor

ALBERTO MASTROMARINO Baritone

ROSSANA RINALDI Mezzo-soprano

GAULITANUS CHOIR

MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

ENRICO CASTIGLIONE Director

COLIN ATTARD Conductor – Malta/Italy

Teatru tal-Opra Aurora, Victoria

(Pre-opera talk – Albert G. Storace – 18.30hrs)

(Post-opera dinner with the opera stars – Vini e Capricci, Xewkija)

Sun 02/4 11.00hrs

SILVERY SOUNDS BEFORE LUNCH

MINA GHOBRIAL Flute

ANGELA MELUSO Piano – Egypt/Italy

Ministry for Gozo Hall, Victoria

Sun 02/4 19.30hrs

FINALE – CON GIOIA!

MINA GHOBRIAL Flute

MAURO TORTORELLI Violin

GAULITANA STRING ORCHESTRA

COLIN ATTARD Conductor – Egypt/Italy/Malta

St Francis Church, Victoria.

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