The Embassy of Malta
in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the 2017 Maltese EU
Council Presidency organised a concert entitled ‘A Mediterranean Arpeggio’ by
the acclaimed Maltese guitarist Simon Schembri.
The concert was held at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC
on the 4 of April 2017.
The concert was held
to mark Malta’s Presidency of the EU Council.
The concert was a remarkable success with more than 500 people turning
up in person at the Kennedy Center and more than 5500 following via Facebook Live. The concert was also webcast live on the
official website of the Kennedy Center.
Simon Schembri gave
his best with a very demanding programme which included works by the Maltese
Composer Mizzi as well as works by international composers such as Francesco
Tarrega, Isaac Albeniz, and several others. Schembri showed his mastery and seduced
the impressive crowed which expressed its appreciation with two standing
The Kennedy Center
edged on the Potomac River close to the Mall in Washington DC and named after
one of the most admired Presidents of the United States, John Fitzgerald
Kennedy, is one of the top performing arts centres in the world.
concert can be seen on Youtube.com at: