29th MIMF continues to present extraordinary performances Portuguese Fado reverberated in world heritage site

Portuguese accordion quartet Danças Ocultas uses the diatonic accordion to reveal the charm of traditional and folk music

The 29th Macao International Music Festival (MIMF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents several outstanding performances, allowing the audience to appreciate the beauty of music under the autumn breeze. The concert Danças Ocultas and Pedro Moutinho will be presented by Portuguese Fado singer Pedro Moutinho and Portuguese accordion quartet Danças Ocultas jointly on stage on 16 October, Friday, at 8pm, at Mount Fortress. Pedro Moutinho, admired by the public and the media, becomes one of the most remarkable Portuguese Fado singers at present thanks to his powerful voice. With three studio albums into his career and one Amália Award under his belt, Pedro Moutinho has been innovating by recording songs of other musical genres but having Fado as the unmistakable final result. Portuguese accordion quartet Danças Ocultas uses the diatonic accordion to create music that evokes tradition and folk influences, having become a creativity nucleus with its own musical grammar, and a more universal and trans-cultural view of the musical phenomenon as well as contemporary cultural ways. The concert Danças Ocultas and Pedro Moutinho takes the Mount Fortress as stage, a World Heritage site, allowing the audience to feel the emotions conveyed by Fado under the autumn starry night. Tickets for this concert are available in limited numbers. The MIMF also includes concerts by the BBC Philharmonic Symphony No. 9 “The Great” and Enigma Variations, on 16 and 17 October (Friday and Saturday) respectively, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium; Songs of Praise by the Coro Lirico Siciliano, will be held on 18 October, Sunday, at 8pm, at St. Dominic’s Church; and the concert Great Ladies of Song by jazz singers Patti Austin, Janis Siegel and Elisa Chan staged on the Mount Fortress on the same day at 8pm. Spectators should arrive to performance venues in advance. The 29th Macao International Music Festival features many other extraordinary concerts and offers several discount plans. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. For more information on the MIMF, please visit the webpage www.icm.gov.mo/fimm.

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