From June to July, the Macao Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will hold a series of 13 programmes entitled “SUMMER BRAVO!”, including large-scale concerts, community performances and various outreach activities. The series, which offers family, symphonic and chamber music concerts, invites music aficionados to enjoy “SUMMER BRAVO!” in the 2020-21 concert season.
The “Children’s Day Concert – DoReMi’s Hidden Map”, a concert for children and adults, will be held on 5 June at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. For reasons related to the Orchestra and the venue, the concert will be rescheduled to 3:30pm. Under the baton of the Orchestra’s assistant conductor, Francis Kan, the Macao Orchestra and the Little Mountain Arts Association will lead the audience and the musical note genie DoReMi in a search for the lost magic of music.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the great composer Saint-Saëns, the Macao Orchestra will present the concert “Piano Chamber Indulgence” on 19 June, at 8pm, at the Dom Pedro V Theatre, featuring Saint-Saëns’ beautiful Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs. Due to the pandemic, South Korean pianist Son Yeol-Eum will not be able to travel to Macao. The Orchestra has invited Chinese pianist Zhang Yue to perform Brahms’ Piano Trio in B Major and fill the theatre with a romantic ambience. On 24 July, the Macao Orchestra will present the concert “Charm with the Winds” at 8pm at Dom Pedro V Theatre, delighting the public with a fascinating music programme for winds ensemble, including classic masterpieces by Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla, in order to provide an unforgettable evening to chamber music aficionados.
The “2020-21 Season Closing Concert - Haochen Zhang and the Macao Orchestra” will be held on 31 July, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. Due to the pandemic, Italian soprano Maria Agresta and tenor Marco Berti will not be able to travel to Macao, and therefore the programme of the concert has been changed. The concert will be conducted by Macao Orchestra’s Musical Director, Lu Jia, and will feature young pianist Haochen Zhang, winner of the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who will perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. The Orchestra will also perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 to close its 2020-21 concert season. In addition, a pre-show talk will be held on the day of the performance.
Tickets for the four concerts will be available from 10am on 18 May through the Macao Ticketing Network (ticketing hotline: 2855 5555). During this summer, the Macao Orchestra will also present two concerts with free admission: “The Enduring Memories of Paris” and “Classical Express – Magical Percussion”. Tickets for both concerts will be available free of charge through the Orchestra’s website (www.icm.gov.mo/om) or the Orchestra’s official account on WeChat (MacaoOrchestra), from 12pm on 21 May. Tickets are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Details regarding registration for the Masterclass and the pre-show talk will be announced in due course. For more information on the various programmes and ticket discounts, please visit the Macao Orchestra’s website and official WeChat account. For enquiries, please contact the Orchestra’s hotline at 2853 0782 during office hours.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau will strictly follow the anti-epidemic guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for cultural activities. All participants must wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks, present a “Macao Health Code” of the day, and comply with the crowd control measures.View gallery