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Erin Brockovich: Film Screening and Discussion (26 Mar.)

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17 March 2015



MPO Concert Series (26 Mar.)

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For the fourth concert in the MPO Concert Series, MPO resident conductor Michael Laus will be directing works from three pillars of the Romantic Era. 

Wagner’s Rienzi, which became his first success, making his name and giving him a position, celebrates the exploits, trials and tribulations of the last Roman tribune, who in Wagner’s eyes, was considered to be the first bourgeois terrorist. The Overture to the opera is substantial, what one could rightly call a work of Wagnerian proportions! 

Bruch’s Double Concerto originally for clarinet and viola, was written at the end of 1911. It features lush melodies and beautiful exchanges between the two instruments. The violin and viola combination adds a different texture than the original, whilst retaining its exquisite beauty. 

Tchaikovsky’s regarded his 4th Symphony Tchaikovsky as an “imitation of the basic idea of Beethoven’s Fifth”, and indeed both are “about Fate”

“Destiny, that fateful force which impedes the impulse toward fulfilment, which jealously ensures that prosperity and peace are never complete and cloudless, which hangs overhead like a sword of Damocles. It is invincible and you will never vanquish it. All that we can do is subject ourselves and vainly lament.” – Tchaikovsky 

This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Stephen Galea, former MPO viola Principal. 

Programme:
Richard Wagner - Rienzi Overture 
Max Bruch - Double Concerto in E minor Op 88 
                    soloists
: Marcelline Agius & Nadia Debono 
Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 4 in F minor, Op. 36 

 

17 March 2015



Malta Film Fund Information Sessions (11-12 Mar.)

In preparation for the call for applications for the Malta Film Fund, the Malta Film Commission will be organising an information session at Malta Enterprise regarding the fund application process on Thursday, 12 March at 1700hrs, with guest speaker and Film Fund Evaluator Mr. Thomas Craig. In addition a series of one to one guidance sessions to potential applicants will take place on Wednesday 11 March and Thursday 12 March between 1000-1400hrs with an additional session taking place from 1500-1900hrs on Wednesday 11 March at the Malta Film Commission. These sessions will consist of one hour slots where potential applicants can discuss their ideas, projects and application strategy. Interested participants who would like to book their attendance at any one of the above sessions are to send an email to info@maltafilmcommission.com
 
Thomas Craig: After graduating with a Masters in Film Studies, Tom Craig commenced his professional career in 1997 when he began teaching Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University. Since then he has taught at a number of high profile institutions and has given guest lectures around the world. He is currently the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Film Production, BA (Hons) Visual Effects & Postproduction, and BA (Hons) Production Design at the University of Derby. In addition to teaching at Undergraduate, Masters and PhD Level, Tom has substantial management experience and has been involved in the writing and successful validation of a number of industry-standard film courses. Outside of his academic interests, Tom is an accomplished writer and producer in his own right. He is regularly featured on British television and radio in relation to both his own work and his knowledge of film as a medium.

 

11 March 2015



Ċekkmejt lil Kristu​ (13 Mar.)

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05 March 2015



Allegory & Spiritual Life (20-22 Mar.)

Allegory & Spiritual Life' will be held between 20 and 22 March.

In the school of life the allegorical praxis is unavoidable. It is employed as an interpretive tool, and as an agent of meaning making. It doesn’t require much effort to value the beauty of allegory, but it does entail some degree of critical thinking to appreciate it’s footsteps in history, literature, art and people’s stories. Due to its flexibility it can be easily employed in diverse academic arenas conveying various, and sometimes even conflicting meanings.

'Allegory and Spirituality Life' is an introductory seminar wherein the essentials about allegory and its relations to spirituality are presented. It aims to present basic notions surrounding allegory, and how it is employed in depicting feelings, values, meanings and desires. At its core this seminar tries to appreciate how allegory is employed as a constructive/deconstructive agent for personal authenticity and social integration.

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Interested participants for this seminar are invited to send an email or call on +356 79791881.

 

03 March 2015



Talk: Maltese Balconies - Origins and Evolution (17 Mar.)

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02 March 2015



Public Lecture: The Holy Water Font (10 Mar.)

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02 March 2015



Night Walk between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (3 Apr.)

For the 12th consecutive year, on the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the annual pilgrimage from Mellieħa to Senglea is being organised. Last year, over 8000 people participated and this year numbers are expected to grow. 

Mr Joseph Vella from Mellieha and his son-in-law Glenn started this night walk; but year after year the number of people joining in for the walk has increased exponentially. 

For several years participants of this night walk have been contributing to the Puttinu Cares Cancer Support Group cause. Last year the amount of EUR 80,000 was collected both from participants and several other sponsors who support this event. Participants are asked to donate a minimum of EUR 10.

Everybody is invited to join the night walk that will be held between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, on Friday 3 April. The night walk starts at 0200hrs sharp from Misraħ iż-Żjara tal-Papa (outside the Sanctuary of Our Lady) in Mellieħa. Those participating are invited to be in Mellieha by 0130hrs at the latest. It is approximately a 4-hour walk covering around 30 kilometres. 

Water stations and refreshments will be available along the walk. 

Free transport prior to the walk, from Senglea at around midnight, and after the walk to Mellieħa, will be provided upon booking. 

Minibuses will be available along the route to pick up those who decide to stop and these will be taken to Senglea. Medical staff will also be on standby in case of emergencies. 

For further information call +356 9999 1800.

 

02 March 2015



Young Artists Series #1 (20 Mar.)

Young Artists

Teatru Salesjan will be hosting the first concert from this season's 'Young Artists Series' on Friday 20 March at 1930hrs. The series is aimed at providing local young and promising musicians with a launching platform for their career. 

The evening will feature Michael Cutajar and Samuel Cutajar (violin and clarinet), Jean-Marc Fabri (piano) and the 'Claritonics Quartet' (clarinet quartet). The programme includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Bartók, Bach, Brahms and Jenkins, amongst others.  

Tickets are available online or at the door. Free parking is also available in St Patrick’s grounds, very close to the theatre.

For more information about the concert and about the theatre, visit the website and the Facebook page ‘Teatru Salesjan’.

 

02 March 2015



Minn ġot-taġen għal ġon-nar (14, 15 Mar.)

Atturi Salesjani present the comedy by John Schembri under the direction of Joe Bonello

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on Saturday 14 March at 1930hrs and Sunday 14 March at 1830hrs

Minn ġot-taġen għal ġon-nar

L-Atturi Salesjani jippreżentaw kummiedja ta' John Schembri, b'direzzjoni ta' Joe Bonello. 

Erġajna ninsabu fil-kunvent, sena wara li l-kappillan kien irnexxielu jeħles minn il-Fra Żaren, li dejjem lest li jivvinta xi bawxata wara l-oħra.

Iżda l-kappillan ma setax joqgħod bi kwietu billi s-sangristan, wara t-tluq ta' Fra Żaren, ma setax ilaħħaq max-xogħol u dejjem talab lil kappillan għall- għajnuna. Bl-għajnuna ta' Wenzu, ħabib kbir ta' Fra Żaren, naraw lill-istess Fra lura fil-kunvent. Il-kappillan jibqa ċċassat malli jarah lura l-kunvent.

 Din id-darba ser nassistu għal bawxata oħra akbar ta' Fra Żaren bl-għajnuna ta' Wenzu u s-sangristan, hekk kif il-kappillan irnexxielu jsib min iħallaslu l-pittura tal-koppla.

 

02 March 2015



 

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