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06/06/2017 - 10/07/2017

The Victoria International Arts Festival has established itself as the longestrunning Festival of its kind on the islands. For its 20th edition, between Tuesday 6 June and Monday 10 July 2017, a series of 37 concerts, together with exhibitions, master classes, and specialised talks will be presented. This is a five-week period of uninterrupted musical and cultural activity that is attracting tourists and music-lovers who visit Gozo specifically for the Festival. As for the past 9 years, the opening and closing concerts of the Festival will see the participation of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Joseph Vella, Artistic Director of the Festival. This year being the 20th edition, the organisers are planning a concentration of three inaugural events. All concerts, which take place in Victoria, comprise chamber ensembles of various and diverse formations, soloists, choirs, big bands, orchestras, and more. No fewer than 20 different countries from all over the world, to include South America, Asia, and Australia will be represented, and over 600 performers will be taking part. All concerts and cultural events are offered to the public free of charge.

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