On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, the Macao Orchestra (OM, from its Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will present the concert “The Tango Legends – A Tribute to Piazzolla” on 6 March, at 8pm, at the Dom Pedro V Theatre, as well as various exceptional performances on Saturdays in March, bringing passionate music to every corner of the city.
As several overseas artists programmed to participate in the concert “The Tango Legends – A Tribute to Piazzolla” are unable to travel to Macao due to the pandemic, the programme of the concert will be altered. The Orchestra will present Piazzolla’s famous works Libertango, Oblivion and excerpts of Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas, as well as various exuberant pieces such as Goran Bregovic’s Underground Tango and Carlos Gardel’s Por una Cabeza, moving the hearts of all music aficionados with their passionate melodies. “Tango” has been regarded as a derivative of bistro Argentinian culture for a long time. It was the Piazzolla who blended tango music with classical music, bringing it to the international stage, and allowing audiences around the world to experience the passion of music. The duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour. Tickets are available from 19 February through the Macau Ticketing Network at www.macauticket.com or outlets and are priced at MOP120 and MOP100, with various discount packages available. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555.
The Macao Orchestra will also present a number of wonderful performances on three consecutive Saturdays in March. The concert “Music in Heritage – Travel with music” will be held on 13 March, at 2:30pm and 5pm, at the Casa Garden, allowing music aficionados to experience music from European countries while enjoying the World Heritage Sites as if they were travelling around the world. The duration of the concert is approximately 30 minutes.
The concert “The Future of Classical Music” will be held on 20 March, at 8pm, at the University Hall of the University of Macau, providing a platform for young music students in Macao to showcase their talents. Led by OM’s Assistant Conductor Francis Kan, the Orchestra will share the stage with several local music lovers and student elites to present a number of familiar and vivid pieces, offering a youthful and energetic concert to music aficionados. The duration of the concert is approximately 1 hour.
Admission to the concerts “Music in Heritage – Travel with music” and “The Future of Classical Music” will be made with free tickets. Limited tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 12pm on 26 February by registration through the OM’s website at www.icm.gov.mo/om or the official WeChat account “MacaoOrchestra”. The concert “When Music Speaks – Discover Mozart”, originally scheduled to be held last month, will be held on 27 March, at 8pm. The venue will be changed to the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, while the conductor and repertoire will remain unchanged. Admission to the concert is free and the duration is of approximately 1 hour. Those who have successfully reserved tickets will be given priority to reserve their tickets from 20 to 25 February, while the remaining tickets will be available to the public for reservation from 12pm on 26 February.
The Macao Orchestra will strictly follow the relevant guidelines of the Health Bureau and implement appropriate measures for all performances and activities, and continue to present high-quality classical music performances. For more information updates on the concerts, please visit the OM’s website and its official WeChat account. For enquiries, please the Macao Orchestra’s hotline through tel. no. 2853 0782 during office hours.