Published January 4, 2016
Produced and managed by the Manoel Theatre, the fourth edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival kicks off this month with 25 events in nine venues around Valletta.
Since its inception in 2013, the festival has leapt from strength to strength, attracting strong local support and an international audience happy to spend a week or two in the inimitable atmosphere of Valletta.
An international audience is attracted by a host of star performers – household names within the baroque world and without as well. Spanish conductor, viol player and composer Jordi Savall, Belgian conductor Philippe Herreweghe and harpsichord wizard Mahan Esfahani are only three of the renowned names on this year’s programme. For years, the three musicians have delighted audiences with their inimitable interpretations of the baroque idiom.