International Baroque Festival 2018 branches out to Birgu

Image courtesy of Jordan Mixson

Image courtesy of Jordan Mixson

Baroque music-lovers rejoice. The Valletta International Baroque Festival 2018 is just around the corner, and with this year's title of European Culture Capita, Valletta promises to hold a baroque festival like no other.

In its 6th edition, the Baroque Festival shall be venturing out of Valletta to two other walled cities: Mdina, the old Siculo-Norman capital where one can still see the columns of Roman temples in its foundations, and our very own neighbourhood of Birgu, which was the island's capital during the time of the Knights between 1530 and 1571.

The Festival shall kick off on 13 January with a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons by Concerto Köln at the Teatru Manoel, and will run through until January 28. Highlights include a performance by Iranian harpsichord player Mahan Esfahani and period instruments ensemble Ghislieri Choir & Consort

To view the full programme, head over to the official Festival website here.