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Maltese Association

Order of Malta


Ambassador’s Reception and Concert


The Order’s Ambassador to Malta, Prince Augusto Ruffo Di Calabria, and his spouse, Princess Tana Ruffo di Calabria, hosted a reception at St John’s Cavalier in Valletta at 20:00hrs to celebrate the feast of St John the Baptist, the patron saint of the Order of Malta.

Prior to the reception, the Ambassador and his spouse also hosted a National day concert at 6.30pm at the Republic Hall of the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

A string quartet – Francesco Manara, Massimo Polidori, Daniele Pascoletti and Simonide Braconi – performed together with pianist Gile Bae, from the orchestra of Teatro Alla Scala di Milano in a one-hour programme, which included Chopin concerto No.1 per pianoforte e quartetto d’archi and the Antonio Melchiori fantasia su Rigoletto di Giuseppe Verdi per quartetto d’archi.