To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Portugal, music will be the element of communication of this event. With the invitation of youth orchestras from Portugal and regions and countries along the Belt and Road, they will collaborate with local youth orchestras to present spectacular and diverse performances. These performances will promote exchange among the different groups of youths, providing opportunities for them to learn and show their artistic abilities, and establishing a platform for friendship, in order to achieve cultural integration.
The pre-events start on July 17 at several locations, including Macao Museum, the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, and Macau International Airport. Featuring performances by Les Cordes et Voix Magiques d’Ukraine, Albaluna from Portugal and Tang Jungqiao Bamboo Flute Orchestra of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, there are also workshops at Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, with the Traditional Music Ensemble of the University of Macedonia, Italian collective, Loris Lombardo, and also performances by Project Locréa and the National Youth Orchestra of Macao Moradores School.
July 18 starts up with outdoor performances at Anim’Arte NAM VAN, from Poland, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Hungary, among others. The indoor performances take place in July 20 and 21. The Macao Cultural Centre is their main venue, with shows from the Macao Youth Cantonese Opera Culture and Art Development Association, Tokos Band, the Asia Pacific Youth Choir, and many others. So be it rain or shine, head to these shows and be amazed by the groups’ performances!
When: July 17–21, 2019
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s page
International Youth Music Festival 2019: “The Belt and Road – Music Throughout Macau” is part of the mega international art and cultural event Art Macao.
Happening from May to October this year, Art Macao brings together cultural institutions, hotel and resort operators, consular missions in Hong Kong and Macau to create an unforgettable atmosphere and cultural vitality to thrill residents and tourists alike.