The Malta International Organ Festival

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  • Fri, 16th Nov 2018 at 7:15pm to 8:15pm
  • Sat, 17th Nov 2018 at 7:15pm to 8:15pm
  • Sun, 18th Nov 2018 at 10:30am to 11:30am
  • Sun, 18th Nov 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

​Welcome to the fifth Malta International Organ Festival, which will take place from 15 November till 7th December 2018 on the Maltese Islands. Gozo will be hosting two days of this festival between 16th – 18th November.

During this festival we will be able to 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 the Churches and Cathedrals Malta’s heritage can boast about.

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 beloved 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, towns and villages emerged, where at the heart of each was a church.​

These small cities, towns 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.

Full Gozo programme below:

Friday 16th November – 19.15
Organ & Violin – Russian & Maltese Composers
Irina Rozanova (Russia) – Organ & Ilyash Pjotr (Russia) – Violin
Basilica of St. Peter & St. Paul, Nadur, Gozo – (Free of charge)

Saturday 17th November – 19.15
Organ & Oboe – Vivaldi & Donizetti
Natalia Rakhmatulina (Russia) – Organ & Sandro Gori (Italy) – Oboe
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church, Fontana, Gozo – (Free of charge)

Sunday 18th November -10.30
Masterclass
Marco Lo Muscio (Italy) – Organ
St. Augustine Church, Victoria Gozo

Sunday 18th November – 15.30
Solo Organ Concert
Marco Lo Muscio (Italy) – Organ
Victoria Cathedral, Victoria Gozo – (Free of charge)