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Europe’s biggest multiethnic orchestra will perform in Malta for a great cause
It features musicians from 10 countries!

Sarah Micallef

The biggest European multiethnic ensemble composed of musicians from 10 countries will be coming together in a one-time orchestral concert being held in Malta in aid of the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation this month.

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, which will be playing popular classical pieces with an ethnic twist, will be performing at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta on April 24th to help raise money for cancer research in Malta.

Set up by President Emeritus Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca in 2017, the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation is a tripartite collaboration between The Malta Trust (formerly The President’s Trust), the University of Malta, and the Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale.

“I am honoured that the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has accepted to give a performance in Malta to help our cause and effectively support and promote world-class cancer research by taking the lead,” Ms Coleiro Preca said.

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio will be performing at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta, on April 24 in aid of cancer research.
The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio will be performing at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta, on April 24 in aid of cancer research.

The foundation aims to not only provide the necessary responses after cancer diagnosis, but also promotes research, which will hopefully help combat cancer and its attendant risks. It also supplies equipment for research, and is working to provide facilities to support patients during the process of diagnosis.

Departing from the traditional music of each musician’s country, the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio fuses musical themes to reach a unique unprecedented musical experience. The orchestra of Piazza Vittorio is also the topic of an award-winning film by Agostino Ferrente and it has played over 300 concerts in the five continents.

The film, which tells the story of this very unusual musical ensemble, will be screened at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, St George’s Square, Valletta, on April 23 at 6.30pm, where those interested will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Entrance is free!

Meanwhile, tickets for the concert are available at www.teatrumanoel.com.mt.


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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