The fifth edition of the annual Rockestra

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013, 11:50

 

The fifth edition of the annual rock concert, Rockestra, which happens to be also the last under this Presidency, promises to be the best ever with Malta’s finest talent delivering a popular repertoire of songs accompanied by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Launched today by President George Abela, Rockestra 2013 will be under the musical direction of Sigmund Mifsud. Pawlu Borg Bonaci is heading the artistic direction of the concert which is organised by The Malta Community Chest Fund to collect funds for people in need.

Rockestra 2013 will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the MFCC, Ta’ Qali.

“Local talent is the backbone of Rockestra and established artists will share the stage with up and coming singers to deliver popular rock songs to the tunes of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. The annual concert has gone from strength to strength during the past four editions and we are anticipating that this year’s concert will be the best one ever. Due to popular demand, we ask the people not to leave it till the last minute so as not to be disappointed, while at the same time contributing towards a good cause,” said the President George Abela.

Parliamentary Secretary for Culture and Local Government, Dr. Jose’ Herrera said “Thanks to  Rockestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra is not only supporting the local talent, but is also contributing for the benefit of the society as this is a concert were the National Philharmonic Orchestra is offering its services  towards  Rockestra in kind for a good cause.” Dr Herrera concluded by encouraging the general public to attend and enjoy the show but above all support the needs of the Malta Community Chest Fund.

Artistic director, Paul Borg Bonaci said “Emerging artists will also have the opportunity to mingle with Malta’s most popular singers such as Ira Losco, Ivan Grech of Winter Moods, Kevin Borg, Matt of Red Electrik and Konrad Pule, as Rockestra 2013 will include works by groups such as Aerosmith, Alanis Morisette, Queen, Labrinth, Pink Floyd, The Police, Robbie Williams, Inxs and others. Moreover a number of instrumental pieces will be performed by the orchestra.”

The concert is being held under the distinguished patronage of The President of Malta and Mrs Abela and is supported by Parliamentary Secretariat for Culture and Local Government, Good Causes Fund, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta Fairs and Convention Centre, HSBC Bank, Banif Bank, Bank of Valletta, Vodafone, Tumas Group and Hard Rock Café.

Tickets priced at €15 seated and €10 for adults and €2 for children standing can be bought online from www.rockestra.org or from the The Malta Community Chest Fund Offices, Valletta and Sant'Anton Palace, between 9am and 2pm and from The President's Kitchen Garden which is open from 10am to 2pm and from 6pm till 10pm. For further information one can contact the office of The Malta Community Chest Fund on 21226226.

Photo credit to IRIS Vision of Solidarity

 

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Jane

- Thu 18-Jul-2013, 15:42

Come on let give our President a great farewell by attending this years' Rockefest. Also we will be helping those in vulnerable situations.

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