Venue: President's Palace Courtyard – Valletta
Tickets: €15, concessions €10
The Malta Arts Festival is proud to have back Maltese French horn player Etienne Cutajar following last year’s magnificent performance of the Ligeti and Brahms horn trios. This year Cutajar plays with the Carnyx Brass which includes also trumpeter Paul Archibald and trombone player John Kenny. Thr ensemble was established in 2007 when they performed as part of the BBC Proms in the Park, watched by a live audience of over 3,000 and broadcast nationally and internationally. Their mission is both to interpret the distinguished existing repertoire for brass trio, and to expand that repertoire through the commissioning of new works. Their debut performance featured Balvennie Castle, commissioned by the BBC from John Kenny for trumpet, horn, and the 2000 year old Celtic war horn called a carnyx, from which the group takes its name.