|The La Stella Band in concert|
A further highlight of the thirteenth edition of Festival Mediterranea, which is currently underway, is the Annual Grand Symphonic Concert by La Stella Philharmonic. The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, will be held at Teatru Astra. Entrance to the event is free of charge.
The symphonic concert brings together a strong 70-member band, under the direction of Prof. Mro. Joseph Vella, in what is considered the La Stella Philharmonic’s main event throughout the winter season. Saturday’s concert sees the band interpret a selection of classical, semi-classical and symphonic music, in what is increasingly becoming a much-awaited event for music lovers on Gozo.
The programme includes works by Gaetano Donizetti, a selection from Georges Bizet’s Il Pescatore di Perle, and other immortal compositions of Jacob de Haan, Franz Schubert, Joseph Perry and John Miles. The La Stella Band will also interpret, Pezzo Sinfonico, a composition of its musical director Prof Joseph Vella and another local compositon by Ray Sciberras.Patrons are cordially invited to be seated by 7.15pm. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. More information is available on www.mediterranea.com.mt or 7925 6897.
The concert almost brings to a close the 13th volunteers at Teatru Astra. The festival started on 23th Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco, another tour-de-force for Teatru Astra.
Teatru Astra is also supported by Public Funding through a Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Government of Malta. Other partners include Citadel Insurance, General Softdrinks and the Victoria Local Council.
More information is available on www.lastella.com.mt and www.mediterranea.com.mt