Piano concert this Friday!



Concert Hall, Palazzo de La Salle

Friday 22 March 2019


€10 Donation at the door

 Booking by email: management@mariomariani.com

Ouverture “La gazza ladra” / “L’italiana in Algeri”/ “Guglielmo Tell” Duetto buffo di due gatti / Figaro’s dream / Rossiniana / Tarantella Variations on la “Petite Messe Solennelle”

The Rossini Variations is an amusing homage to the genius of the great composer with a piano repertoire that spans from the most famous pieces to the “musicological” ones.

In addition to the piano transcriptions made by Mario Mariani, who coincidentally was born in Pesaro, the same city of Gioacchino Rossini,  there will be many variations and improvisations to highlight the sparkling spirit of Rossini, remembering him, in particular in the 150th anniversary of his death.

Mario Mariani creatively develops what he calls a ‘prepared piano’ practice, enriching it with a theatrical and expressive manner, imagining the piano as a multitude of instruments, as an orchestra.

More info on http://artsmalta.org/events/mario-mariani-concert 

The concert is being held in cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture in Malta.








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Notification – MSA Annual General Meeting 2019

Poster for AGM 2019

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New exhibition coming up! Plus Women’s Day Concert this Friday…

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This Thursday 7 March 2019, we will host the official opening of the exhibition ‘Where I Lay Down’ by Ritty Tacsum. The private event will launch the show, which will then be open to the general public from Friday 8 March to Thursday 28 March. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

More details here: http://artsmalta.org/events/where-i-lay-down-exhibition-by-ritty-tacsum

And here: www.facebook.com/events/2259112090817701

On Friday 8 March, we are hosting a Women’s Day Concert by the female choir Vox Dulcis Chorale. Tickets at €8 available from ticket hotline 99221013, by email voxdulcischorale@gmail.com or at the door.


More details: www.facebook.com/events/348350415767443

And here: http://artsmalta.org/events/womens-day-concert-by-vox-dulcis-chorale

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2 exhibitions currently on at Palazzo de La Salle

Only 2 more days to see James Vella Clark’s exhibition at the Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle! For details, visit the event page: http://artsmalta.org/events/exhibition-by-james-vella-clark 

Convergence - JVC - Photos Lisa Attard (1) Convergence - JVC - Photos Lisa Attard (25)

And the Filigree Masks exhibition by Kevin Attard is on in our Courtyard until the 5 March 2019. For more details visit the Facebook Page:



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Notification of election – March 2019

Notification of election



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Valentine’s Day concert – Kateriana Fenech

Kateriana Fenech

Kateriana Fenech

My Funny Valentine – Kateriana Fenech – Soprano

14th February 2019


Concert Hall, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta

Award-winning British soprano and vocal coach, Kateriana Fenech, sings an array of musical genres in this lovingly titled intimate vocal showcase.

With over two decades of experience, Kateriana has chosen some famous favourites by Bellini, Puccini, Mozart, Strauss, Gershwin, Porter to name a few. Pure voice and piano, delivering stripped back songs of desire, seduction, heartbreak and unadulterated devotion!

Maltese pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa accompanies Kateriana on our beautiful Steinway grand piano.

Tickets including a drinks reception: €15



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CONVERGENCE Exhibition now open!

James Vella Clark’s exhibition ‘CONVERGENCE’ is now open to the public until the 28 February at the Art Galleries of Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta. 

Opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 19:00hrs

Saturday 09:00 to 13:30hrs

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

Here’s what Vella Clark had to say about his exhibition:

“My ‘abstract’ works are a direct product of the way my landscapes kept becoming more abstract. Consequently, they put me on a path where I also felt more comfortable testing the limits of how abstract these same landscapes could become, whilst remaining faithful to what I wanted to say.”

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

The MSA is proud to be hosting ‘Convergence’. In a Facebook post, Vella Clark thanked many people who helped him in the run-up to the opening:

“I would like to thank all those of you who made it to the opening of ‘Convergence’ yesterday. It was overwhelming seeing so many of you there! Thank you! It made it all even more special. A big THANK YOU goes to the Malta Society of Arts and Adrian Mamo for the impeccable venue and their professional support, particularly Joe Scerri and his team, Anthony Galea for all the design work related to the exhibition, Jason Greenaway for the frames, Stef Mizzi for the photography of some of the larger works, Lisa Attard for the photography on the night, DV Trading wine sellers for the exceptional wine, Fino and ARQ Group for their logistical support. The exhibition is on for all of February and over the coming days, I will be hosting another evening specifically for all of you who would have liked to be there but for some reason, couldn’t. You were missed. Thank you!”

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

Photos by Lisa Attard

Photo by Lisa Attard

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MSA students visit Museum of Archaeology


MSA & the National Museum of Archaeology collaboration

On Thursday 17 January 2019, a group of Malta Society of Arts clay modelling students and friends attended a private guided tour at the The National Museum of Archeology, Valletta.

Ms. Sharon Sultana, museum curator, explained how throughout the Early Neolithic, Bronze Age and Punic era clay was employed to create elements used for ritual as well as for everyday functional use. It is as if pottery excavated from archaeological sites ‘speaks’, divulging important information on past communities. With the on-going advances in technology, scientific re-analysis of museum pottery artefacts keep ‘speaking’ improving our knowledge of our ancestors.

This collaboration was essential for the students as it gave context to the medium they manipulate during the 12 week course with tutor Nadyanne Mangion.

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Perception II – MSA Members’ Exhibition

Call for Perception II

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Closing dates during the holidays

We would like to inform everyone that the MSA will be closed between Saturday 22 December 2018 and Wednesday 2 January 2018 (both days included). We will re-open with the usual opening hours on Thursday 3 January 2019.

All of us here at the Malta Society of Arts would like to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a wonderful New Year!



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