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maltatoday, SUNDAY, 27 MARCH 2016 This Week 33 WHAT'S ON UNTIL APRIL 6 Sensory Apparatus Collective exhibition by the artist in residence at Blitz, St Lucy Street, Valletta. Featuring work by Bonamy Devas, Libby Heaney and Anna Ridler. Comprising a three-room in- stallation and education room, Sen- sory Apparatus is a collaborative, interdisciplinary installation, mak- ing visible the incessant flow of data we constantly and often unknow- ingly create, bringing into question our perception of how technology shapes the apparently 'optimised' society we live in. UNTIL APRIL 10 Soar – Anatomy in Motion This installation is the culmina- tion of a five-year long project by physician Charles Paul Azzopardi, where the display of a corpus of 44 photographic prints is based on the practice of dance, photography and original writing. Taking place at Spazju Kreattiv (St James Cavalier), Valletta. Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 to 15:00; Friday, Sat- urday 15:00 to 19:00. Gallery floor talks with the artists: Saturday 19 March 16:00 and 18:00. THEATRE APRIL 7–10 Teatr-ejn Double-bill performance of two original Maltese-language plays at Spazju Kreattiv (St James Cavalier), Valletta at 20:00. Featuring 'Inver- zjoni', written by Stefan Magri and directed by Tyrone Grima; and 'It- Tfajjel ta' fuq il-Bandla' written by Andre Mangion and directed by Josette Ciappara. Bookings: http:// APRIL 8–10 World Premiere: The Price of One by Edward Bond World premiere of Edward Bond's latest play at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta at 20:00. Written by Ed- ward Bond and directed by Chris Cooper. Cast includes: Malcolm Galea, Magda Van Kuilenburg, An- dre Agius and Simone Spiteri. De- vised in conjunction with Malta's Unifaun Theatre Productions. It will premiere in Malta before travelling to the Edinburgh Fringe. Supported by the MAF Large Projects Fund. APRIL 8, 9; 15, 16; 22, 23 God's Official Mostly Harmless production of Robert Farquhar's football comedy at Blue Box, Mdina at 20:00. Direct- ed by James Calvert. Cast includes: John Montanaro, Steve Casaletto and Chris Dingli. Tickets are at €10 and €18. Bookings: http://bit. ly/1WHQ0XU. BOOK EVENTS MARCH 29 Cloistered Spaces Book launch of Cloistered Spaces: A Journey through Sacred Gardens in the Maltese Islands at Verdala Palace, Rabat from 15:00 to 17:30. Put together under the auspices for the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, the book takes a creative look at how religious com- munities integrate gardens into eve- ryday life. The book will be on sale during the event. Entrance to the launch is free but space is limited, so booking on is rec- ommended. APRIL 5–7 Campus Book Fest The Għaqda tal-Malti – Università and the National Book Council are organising the third edition of the University Book Festival, known better as the Campus Book Fest. The Festival will take place at the Univer- sity Campus, Tal-Qroqq from 09:00 till 14:00 and from 16:00 till late. Several publishers and distributors will be participating, and there will be talks and workshops running throughout. This year's special festi- val guest is the Icelandic writer Ger- dur Kristny. On April 6, Kristný will be giving a workshop related to the re-writing of Norse Mythology and on April 7, we will be closing off the festival with a reading of her work followed by a Q&A session. Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Borodin: Symphony Nr 2 Conductor/Soloist: Wayne Marshall 15 April - 8:00PM Teatru Manoel Tickets €10 - €30 Brass with a Bang Paul Borg, principal MPO tuba player, reveals the details on his Brass Quintet and their upcoming concert to DENISE AZZOPARDI For how long have you been princi- pal tuba player with the Malta Phil- harmonic Orchestra, and since when have you been teaching members of its brass section? I've been a member of the MPO for more than 25 years now (it was not yet known as the Philharmonic when I joined – in fact, it was originally known as the Manoel Theatre Orchestra), and have always been the only tuba player in the orchestra. Some of the orches- tra's brass members were my students when they were adolescents, and it is gives me much satisfaction to see how well they are establishing themselves. Can you give me a short back- ground to the MPO Brass Quintet? Are all the performers featuring in the upcoming brass concert on April 3 your stu- dents? This brass ensemble consists of two trumpets, a horn, trombone and tuba. One of the trumpet play- ers – Kevin, the trumpet principal – and the trom- bone player – Dennis – were my students. What will the concert programme consist of? The musical programme is very varied. We'll be performing Paul Abraham Dukas' Fanfare, arranged by Wayne Barrington; Giovanni Gabrieli's Canzon per sonare, transcribed by Graeme Page; Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, arr. by Kris Dorsey; Mo- zart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, arr. by Jeff Tomberg; Reuben Pace's Mini Suite for Brass No. 1; Ruben Zahra's Loghba; and Joseph Vella's Pezzo per Quin- tetto d'Ottoni Op. 55. We'll further entertain our audience with two encore pieces: Bach's The Well- Tempered Clavier, arr. by Luther Henderson; and George Bizet's Toreador Song from Carmen, arr. by Walter Barne. How did you come up with this particular pro- gramme? We have chosen the pieces consensually as a band, and in so doing were attentive in coming up with a programme that is pleasing to all types of audiences. We have some popular pieces such as the Eine kleine Nachtmusik, The Four Seasons, and the Toreador Song. These are all well-known among the general public and I'm sure that everyone will enjoy every minute of the concert, as all the other pieces are also very catchy. Music to all ears, in the true sense of the word! The MPO Brass Quintet is made up of members Kevin Abela and Stephen Murphy (trumpet), Marco Cola (Frenchhorn), Dennis Camilleri (trombone) and Paul Borg (tuba). The MPO Brass Chamber Concert is being held at Robert Samut Hall, Floriana, on April 3 at 6pm. Tick- ets at €8 are available from, or phone 2124 4473. For further information, visit www. The MPO Brass Quintet (left to right): Kevin Abela, Paul Borg, Dennis Camilleri, Stephen Murphy, and Marco Cola Teatr-ejn The Campus Book Festival will be taking place over April 5–7

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