The Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents the “Valentine’s Day Concert - Piano in Love” on Saturday, 16 February, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. Under the baton of the prominent Macao conductor Lio Kuokman, the Macao Orchestra will join hands with renowned Chinese pianist Chen Sa to present a repertoire specially selected for Valentine’s Day, celebrating this romantic day with music aficionados. Tickets are now available through the Macau Ticketing Network.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann, a remarkable pianist and composer of the 19th century, highly accomplished in the fields of piano performance, music composition and criticism. Her loyalty and love to her husband Robert Schumann, and her lifelong friendship with composer Johannes Brahms have also become immortal much-told stories.
In commemoration of these three great musicians, the programme of this Valentine’s Day concert features Robert Schumann’s Overture to Genoveva, Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Johannes Brahm’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor, showing how the three masters express their feelings through music.
Tickets for the “Valentine’s Day Concert - Piano in Love” are priced at MOP250, MOP200 and MOP150, with various discount packages available. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. Ticketing website: www.macauticket.com. For details and enquiries about the programme, please contact OM through tel. no. 2853 0782 during office hours or visit Macao Orchestra’s website at www.icm.gov.mo/om.