Following eight weeks of unique and exciting events, the APS Summer Festival concluded on a high note last Saturday 15th August with a concert by the Big Band Brothers and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
Originally set to run between the 26th June and 18th July, the success of the first run led to an extension by a further four weeks. The Festival will be remembered as the major event in Malta’s cultural calendar in a summer disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also set the standard as the only major event aligned with all the health and safety requirements set by the Maltese Health Authorities.
The festival brought together a fantastic cross-section of local talent, such as week-end performances by Red Electrick, Nadine Axisa, Studio 18, Alex Bezzina and Dominic Galea, the Comedy Knights and Ray Calleja, accompanied by session bands, musicians from the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and emerging young talent, both voice as well as elements from the Malta Youth Orchestra. On other evenings, the festival also hosted outdoor cinema nights, with drama, classics, musicals as well as a celebration of films shot in Malta.
Hervé Delpech, APS Bank Chief Strategy Officer, commented, “We are proud to have been the title sponsor of this Festival, produced in collaboration with Valletta Cruise Ports and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. In these challenging times we are pleased to have supported this great event which created a safe space for the public to enjoy a summer of culture and arts while offering artists the opportunity to perform when most events were being cancelled. It was indeed a true celebration of our community values.”
Photo credits: Francis Micallef and Darren Agius
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