World Music for Cancer research

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, the largest European multi-ethnic ensemble, held a concert in Malta in aid of the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation.

The concert was promoted by Fondazione Cultura e Arte, an instrumentality of Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale chaired by Professor Emmanuele F. M. Emanuele of Villabianca and Baron of Culcasi, after whom the research centre is named.

The Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, composed of talented musicians from over 10 countries, performed popular classical pieces with a unique ethnic twist, at the Manoel Theatre, Valletta, on April 24th. The Malta Airport Foundation, Green Tube, Juanafil Consultants, the Italian Cultural Institute, Valletta Cultural Agency, Malta Tourism Authority and the Ministry for Tourism supported the event.

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President Emeritus of the Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation established in 2017 in collaboration with the Malta Trust, the University of Malta and Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale said, “I am honoured that the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has accepted to hold a performance in Malta to help our cause and effectively support and promote world-class cancer research by taking the lead.” Professor Emanuele added, “Fifteen years ago when I discovered this magnificent orchestra – a musical marvel made possible by highly talented musicians with a strong cultural identity – I immediately became a passionate supporter, who probably contributes to the project with more enthusiasm than others.

The orchestra has performed operas such as the Magic Flute and Carmen at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome. The ensemble is composed of a magnificent group and demonstrates how culture, sharing and passion are borderless. We are united by love and passion for what we have at heart and not by the colour of our skin.”

The Emanuele Cancer Research Foundation provides care to patients and also promotes research, which will hopefully help combat cancer and its consequences.
The Foundation supplies technical equipment and provides the necessary facilities to support patients during the process of diagnosis. The proceeds of this concert will be donated to the latter.