The beautiful baroque Church dedicated to the Madonna tal-Pilar in West Street, Valletta, is the perfect backdrop for the baroque concert entitled ‘Corelli’s Legacy’. This is being held on Sunday 19th April at 11.30am, as part of RIDT Lunchtime Concert series.
Two members from Valletta International Baroque Ensemble (VIBE), Sarah Spiteri on baroque violin and Jacob Portelli on baroque cello, will be performing sonatas for violin and bass by Corelli, Geminiani and Locatelli.
Arcangelo Corelli’s legacy is immense. Apart from being an incredible violinist himself, Corelli taught students who became distinguished composers and violinists worthy of note, many of whom played major roles in the musical life of Europe in the early 18th century. The most famous of these were Francesco Geminiani and Pietro Locatelli, who effectively integrate showpiece virtuosity with clean structural lines, based on one aspect or another of Corelli’s harmonic sequences, technical challenges, or the ornament-encrusted melody.
VIBE was formed in 2012, and is the resident ensemble of the Valletta International Baroque Festival. The group plays on period instruments and is made up of established Malta-based musicians who collaborate alongside internationally established early instrument specialists. Sarah and Jacob are two founding members of VIBE.
The RIDT Lunchtime Concerts are fund-raising events in aid of the University of Malta’s Research Trust (RIDT). The entrance for the concerts will be against a recommended donation of €10. The Series is supported by Heritage Malta.
The next lunchtime concert will be held on Sunday 17th May.