Jointly organized by the State Ethnic Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the National Radio and Television Administration, the China Media Group, and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, the Sixth Ethnic Minority Art Festival of China was inaugurated recently and 42 performances were selected from 101 submissions from all around China. With the strong recommendation of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, the concert “The Charm of Macao” by the Macao Chinese Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, has been successfully included in this year’s Festival, as the only selected production from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
The Ethnic Minority Art Festival of China is a major cultural event of ethnic minorities held regularly with the approval of the State Council. From 1980 to 2016, it has been successfully held for five editions in Beijing, playing an important role in promoting national unity, prospering national cultural undertakings, leading the direction of national cultural and artistic creations, as well as cultivating national cultural and artistic talents. This year’s performance will be held from 31 August to 24 September by means of online broadcasting. The selected concert “The Charm of Macao” by the Macao Chinese Orchestra will be broadcasted from 11 to 16 September. The concert features commissioned works that highlight Macao’s humanistic essence as well as music with local characteristics of Macao. The repertoire of the concert showcases Macao’s multiculturalism, including the Chinese Orchestral piece Postcard of Macao, Liuqin Concerto Fantasy for Macao, Fantasy for Macao No. 2 - for Suona and Chinese Orchestra, The Song of the Seven Sons for female Voice and Orchestra, Fantasia of Macao and the Chinese Orchestral piece Macao Capriccio.
All interested parties may enjoy the performances on the CCTV website ( https://news.cctv.com/special/qgssmzwyhy2021/index.shtml ). For more information about the event, please visit the website of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission ( https://www.neac.gov.cn/seac/c103239/zhanyan.shtml ).View gallery