"Throughout, in Tom Armitage, Kitiara [Braune] found a most sensitive and reassuring accompanist, steady and confident, never overbearing yet providing the necessary support the soloist needed.  A true testimony to talent and commitment!"  www.viaf.org.mt/

C o n c e r t s

DATE PASSED

November 24, 2018

Dido & Aeneas (Purcell)

Strada Stretta Street Opera presents Dido & Aeneas, under the direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.

Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta @8.30pm

DATE PASSED

November 23-25, 2018

Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

Gian Carlo Menotti's opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors will be produced at Teatru Manoel, directed by Tama Matheson and conducted by Michael Summers. Tom will be chorus master for this production.

Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta

DATE PASSED

November 21, 2018

Mahalla Festival: 'Familja MigrAzzjoni'

Katel Delia's short film, Familja MigrAzzjoni featuring music by Tom Armitage will be premiered at the Mahalla Festival.

MUŻA, Valletta, Malta

DATE PASSED

November 7, 2018

For Your Ear Only! : For All Ears & Queers

After the success of last year's performance, FYEO will once again be appearing at the Strada Stretta Concept with a concert of queer contemporary music. This performance will include the world-premiere of Tom Armitage's new piano work, Domna performed by drag pianist, Occitania.

The Splendid, Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta @8.30pm

DATE PASSED

October 12, 2018

RIMA Film Festival: 'Un goût sucré-salé'

Wanted Media's short film, Un goût sucré-salé directed by Mark Magro and featuring music by Tom Armitage will be premiered at the RIMA Film Festival.

Spazju Kreattiv, St. James Cavalier, Valletta

DATE PASSED

September 26, 2018

STEIN

Dutch composer, Luc Houtkamp's songs set to the texts of Gertrude Stein will be performed by singer, Stephanie Pan and pianist Tom Armitage.

Splendid, Strada Stretta, Valletta

DATE PASSED

September 22 & 22, 2018

Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salty Sea (Monique Krüs)

Teatru Manoel Youth Opera have commissioned this new work from Dutch composer Monique Krüs, The Ballad of the Salty Sea -  based on Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese series. Tom will be music coach on this production, before creating the role of Christian Slütter.

Teatru Manoel, Malta

DATE PASSED

August 28, 2018

Recital of French Art Song with soprano, Kirsty Williamson

Building on a relationship that goes back to their time together as students at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Scottish soprano, Kirsty Williamson will make her Maltese debut here alongside composer/accompanist, Tom Armitage. This concert will feature the world-premiere of Tom's song cycle, Montségur, set to Occitan poetry by the female troubadours - the Trobairitz. The recital will also feature works by great French art song composers such as Poulenc, Faure, Duparc, Chausson, Paladilhe, etc.
Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta
 

EDIT: Due to illness, Kirsty Wiliamson was unable to perform in the event. Instead, accompanist Tom Armitage presented a solo programme of piano transcriptions of the above songs, in addition to solo French repertoire (Debussy 'Deux Arabesques' and 'Sarabande', Benjamin Godard piano transcription of 'Berceuse' from 'Jocelyn'). The world-premiere of Montségur has been delayed until further notice.

DATE PASSED

June 17, 2018

For Your Ears Only: Toi Toi Ahoy!

The third show in our educational series for children, Toi Toi Ahoy! introduces our younger audience to contemporary music whilst setting sail on our very own pirate ship!

Esplora, Kalkara, Malta

DATE PASSED

June 20, 21 & 22, 2018

POW Ensemble: Map of the Mediterranean - Songs, Music and Poetry

Tom will be joining the Netherlands-based POW Ensemble for an event exploring migration in the Mediterranean.

Texts/Narration: Antoine Cassar
Woodwinds/Electronics: Luc Houtkamp
Vocals/Flute/Electronics: Guy Harries
Keyboards: Tom Armitage

Maori, Valletta @8.30pm

DATE PASSED

June 8, 2018

EU-Japan Fest 2018

As part of the EU-Japan Fest, Ise Boys and Girls Choir (Japan) & The SOPA Music Studio Choir (Malta) will join forces for a celebration of International Youth in Concert. Part of the programme will be Tom's composition Lullaby, written for Denise Mulholland's play What a Piece of Work is Man, which was premiered as part of the Ayr International Youth Theatre Festival in 2017.
Choir Directors: Megumi Hiro, Francesca Aquilina & Tom Armitage

St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Valletta @6pm

DATE PASSED

May 11, 2018

The Legend of the Blue Lady (Opera by Tom Armitage)

Tom's next venture as an opera composer will be The Legend of the Blue Lady, composed for the Malta Youth Orchestra String Quartet and marionettes operated by soprano Francesca Aquilina, mezzo-soprano Clare Ghigo, actor/baritone Jeremy Grech and a children's chorus.

Chiswick House Theatre, Kappara, Malta

DATE PASSED

May 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018

Bel Canto!

An introduction to the Bel Canto repertoire through a fully staged show for children, featuring works by Bellini, Rossini & others.

Studio Theatre, Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta

Director: Antonella Mifsud

Script by: Tama Matheson

Music coaches: Miriam Cauchi, Tom Armitage

Accompanist: Tom Armitage

DATE PASSED

April 25, 26, 27, 29, 2018

For Your Ears Only: Toi Toi Ahoy!

The third show in our educational series for children, Toi Toi Ahoy! introduces our younger audience to contemporary music whilst setting sail on our very own pirate ship!

Studio Theatre, Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta

DATE PASSED

April 23, 24, 25, 2018

STELLA

Adapted by Neil Bartlett, 'STELLA' is based on the true life story of Ernest Boulton.  In 1868, he re-invented himself as a woman, scandalising Victorian London by looking for love in all the wrong places. Bartlett describes the play as ‘a one man show for two bodies’.

Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta @8pm

Presented by: The Beau Belles

Director: Polly March

Starring: Benjamin Milton & Alexander Gatesy Lewis

Pianist/Arranger: Tom Armitage

DATE PASSED

April 4, 2018

Hull Urban Opera Company: Opera Scenes

Extracts from operas by Tom Armitage, Michael Betteridge, Omar Shahryar, Milhaud & Holst.

The Brain Jar, Hull, UK @7.30pm

DATE PASSED

March 25, 2018

For Your Ears Only: Toi Toi Ahoy!

The second show in our educational series for children, Toi Toi Ahoy! introduces our younger audience to contemporary music whilst setting sail on our very own pirate ship!

Esplora, Kalkara, Malta

DATE PASSED

March 16, 17, 18, 19, & 20th, 2018

HUSH

A new musical by Luke Saydon and Denise Mulholland, Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre will be performing HUSH at Teatru Manoel.

Director: Denise Mulholland

Music Director/Composer: Luke Saydon

Music Coach: Tom Armitage

Teatru Manoel, Valletta: March 16th (10am, 12pm), 17th (6pm), 18th (3pm, 6pm), 19th (10am, 12pm), 20th (10am, 12pm)

DATE PASSED

March 16, 2018

Crusading Off Course, yet again

On the 774th anniversary of the Siege of Montségur, Tom Armitage will be giving the third performance, in as many years, of his large-scale piano work, March 16th, 1244 alongside As Above, So Below: Five Vitruvian Nocturnes. This performance is generously supported by the Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation.

Splendid, Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta

DATE PASSED

March 10, 2018

Piano and Voice at Palazzo de la Salle (with Ruth Sammut Casingena)

Tom will be accompanying soprano Ruth Sammut Casingena in the new recital hall of the Malta Society of Fine Arts at Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta @7pm

DATE PASSED

March 5, 7, 9 & 11, 2018

Don Giovanni (Mozart) - Teatru Manoel

Following on from last year's Le Nozze di Figaro, the second installment of the Mozart/Da Ponte collaboration will be Don Giovanni at Teatru Manoel. Tom will again be chorus repetiteur for this production.

Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta @7.30pm

DATE PASSED

February 21, 22, 23, 25, 2018

For Your Ears Only: Toi Toi Ahoy!

The second show in our educational series for children, Toi Toi Ahoy! introduces our younger audience to contemporary music whilst setting sail on our very own pirate ship!

Studio Theatre, Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta

DATE PASSED

February 15, 2018

Pasternak Piano Sonata

Boris Pasternak was known as the author of 'Dr Zhivago'. As a composer often found in the company of Scriabin, Pasternak's Piano Sonata - written when he was just 19 - will receive its Maltese Premiere by pianist/composer Tom Armitage
Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta @8pm

DATE PASSED

January 28, 2018

For Your Ears Only: Toi Toi Ahoy!

The first show in our educational series for children, Toi Toi Ahoy! introduces our younger audience to contemporary music whilst setting sail on our very own pirate ship!

Esplora, Kalkara, Malta

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