With four successful recitals under its belt, the Regional Concert Series of Modern Music Days (MMD) will now be heading to Żejtun and Victoria, Gozo. Accessibility is at the heart of this project.
Organised by Teatru Manoel and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the project will, by the end of its eight-month run, have seen internationally-renowned musicians play contemporary and 20th century music in heritage sites all across the islands. Two days after All Souls’ Day (Sunday 4th November), the barrel-vaulted crypt of the Parish Church of Żejtun – which will still be decked in black damask and candles – will help add a new dimension to a programme of 20th century and contemporary string quartets by Philip Glass, Alfred Schnitke, John Adams and Norma Beecroft.
Photo credit: Pierre Axiaq
The project will then come to an end at the Citadel Cultural Centre in Victoria, Gozo, on Saturday 17th November with ‘Percussion Ensemble’. The versatile space, which has served numerous purposes since it was renovated, will see three percussionists present several works featuring an intriguing range of instruments ranging from the marimba to the vibraphone, and drums to cymbals, to portray a sculpture-like installation.
MMD is organised by Teatru Manoel, the Malta Association for Contemporary Music, and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, as part of the culture programme of Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture. ‘Trios’ is organised in collaboration with the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.
Tickets to ‘Trios’ are just €10 and can be purchased from the Teatru Manoel booking office or online: www.teatrumanoel.com.mt. For more information, please visit www.modernmusicdays.eu. Kindly note that space is limited due to the intimate settings of these venues.