La Stella Philharmonic Band, the leading band on the island and the oldest, will take you on a journey of the discovery of contemporary creative talent and traditional repertoire. This year's concert marks the 45th anniversary since Prof Joseph Vella was appointed musical director of the Band and to mark this significant occasion, the programme will feature entirely compositions from Mro Vella, arguably Malta's most prolific composer. The philharmonic society, the owner of the Teatru Astra complex, is a local leader in the musical and cultural fields. This highlight concert of the Festival Mediterranea 2015 will punctuate the role of bands that form an integral part of central Mediterranean culture
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. The 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.
Entrance is free of charge.