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2017 Valletta International Baroque Festival

2017 Valletta International Baroque Festival
24-29 January 2017

For those who love the music era of the Baroque era and wish to seek some sunshine in mid-winter, nothing could be more enjoyable than a few days in Malta at the Valletta International Baroque Music Festival.

Opera in Style has prepared a special 6-Day break including four of the top concerts for your pleasure.

Itinerary

Tue 24 January 2017
Morning flight on Air Malta from London Heathrow Airport to Valletta. Transfer on arrival to the 5-star Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay - a magnificent resort overlooking the Med - for 5 nights in a deluxe double room with sea-view including breakfast. The hotel is situated in the St. Julian's Bay area approx. 15-minutes by taxi from the centre of Valletta. 

Wed 25 January 2017
Breakfast at the hotel. Remainder of the day free for independent sightseeing or relaxing.

This evening attend a concert [19h30] at one of Valletta's oldest churches, the Jesuits' Church, given by the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Its members are Europe's most talented young baroque musicians, directed for this concert by Italian maestro Alfredo Bernardini in a programme entitled Heaven's Sweetness featuring JS Bach's Festival Cantatas from Leipzig. 

Thu 26 January 2017
Breakfast at the hotel. Remainder of the day free for independent sightseeing or relaxing.

This evening [19h30] at Teatru Manoel, a programme performed by Malta Philharmonic Orchestra with works by Arvo Pärt, Bach/Mahler, Strauss, R, Villa Lobos, Reuben Pace.

Fri 27 January 2017
Breakfast at the hotel. Remainder of the day free for independent sightseeing or relaxing.

This evening [19h30], at The Salon in the Museum of Archaeology, Accademia dei Piacere will perform works by Gaspar Sanz, Tobias Hume,  Marin Marais, Jean-Philippe Rameau amongst others.

Sat 28 January 2017
Breakfast at the hotel. Remainder of the day free for independent sightseeing or relaxing.

Tonight's festival finale [19h30] at Teatru Manoel, Valletta International Baroque Ensemble will perform two of Handel's works 'fit for a King'. The Water Music is the most famous of Handel's instrumental works-performed for the first time to accompany George I and his entourage during a Royal cruise up and down the Thames. Handel's jubilant Music for the Royal Fireworks had George II, attending the first performance, again on the Thames.

Sun 29 January 2017
Private transfer to the airport for afternoon flight to London Heathrow Airport.

6-Day Tour Price Indication [per person]
from £799.00

The price includes: roundtrip economy air travel and prevailing taxes/airline charges, 5-nights' hotel accommodation as described [based on 2 people sharing a deluxe double/twin-bedded room with sea-view] including breakfast buffet, top-category tickets for four performances as described, and roundtrip airport transfers. [This is not a group tour with accompanying tour manager].

Optional Supplements [per person]
Double Room for Sole Use: from £390.00
Business cabin: from £350.00

How to Book
Please telephone Opera in Style [020 7629 5559] to check availability and pay deposit of £390.00 per person.

Please note space is limited and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.or Strings, Oboe, Harpsichord and PianoBach/Mahler    Air on a G-string from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D 

R. Strauss     Le Bourgeouis Gentilhomme 

H. Villa Lobos  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano & String Orchestra 
 
H. Villa Lobos  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 8  
 
Reuben Pace  Concertino No.1 for guitar, harpsichord and orchestra (World premiere)
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