The Macao Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), will resume its performances from July onwards, presenting four concerts including classical symphonies, chamber music and youth concerts for classical music aficionados, welcoming the summer with wonderful melodies. Admission to the concerts is free. Registration will be available from 10 July.
The Macao Orchestra will hold the concert “Classical Express – Back for Fun”, integrated in the OM Young Audience Programme Activity, on 18 July, at the Dom Pedro V Theatre, at 11am and 2:30pm. Under the baton of the Assistant Conductor of the Macao Orchestra, Francis Kan, music aficionados of all ages will be taken on a journey to the paradise of classical music in an intriguing and interactive way, enjoying a pleasant time with families.
Lu Jia, the Music Director of the Macao Orchestra, will conduct the Orchestra’s first large-scale symphony concert of the year, “Beethoven Symphony No. 3” on 25 July, at the Grand Auditorium of the Macao Cultural Centre, at 8pm, presenting Beethoven’s classical Symphony No. 3, demonstrating the immortal spirit of the musician.
The Macao Orchestra will present the concert “Beethoven: An evening of chamber music” on 7 August, at 8pm, at the Dom Pedro V Theatre, featuring two exquisite chamber works by Beethoven, the String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 and the Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16, as well as the Bassoon Quartet in G minor, Op. 73, No. 3 by French composer François Devienne in the late 18th century, offering classical music aficionados a veritable musical feast that has a captivating blend of elegance.
Under the baton of the Assistant Conductor of Macao Orchestra, Francis Kan, the concert “The Encounter of Beethoven and Haydn” will be held on 13 August, at 8pm, at the Grand Auditorium of the Macao Cultural Centre, presenting Haydn’s last Symphony No. 104 in D major “London” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, telling the story of the musical legacy of two legendary figures.
Admission to the above concerts is free with tickets. Registration will be available on the official WeChat account and the “Macao Orchestra” page on Facebook from 12pm on July 10. Limited seats are available for each concert, subject to availability. For the details and updates of the concerts, please visit the official WeChat account and the website of the Macao Orchestra at www.icm.gov.mo/om. For enquiries, please contact the Macao Orchestra through tel. no. 2853 0782 during office hours.