With Christmas around the corner, the Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), presents a number of wonderful concerts in December, celebrating the festive season with music aficionados in a delightful musical feast. The “ Starry Vienna – New Year Concert” happens on New Year’s Eve at the Macao Cultural Centre. The concert will be conducted by Zhang Jiemin, in collaboration with soprano Li Xintong and the Macao Orchestra. Zhang Jiemin, one of the most vibrant female conductors in China and the first female conductor to ever conduct operas at the Teatro La Fenice and the Teatro di San Carlo, has been Resident Conductor of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since 2010.
The concert features a number of magnificent works, including Johann Strauss II’s On the Beautiful, Blue Danube, Op. 314 and Wo die Zitronen blühen Op. 364 and excerpts from Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, welcoming the New Year with top enchanting music.
The “Christmas Concert – Christmas Delight” happens at The Spectacle, MGM Cotai. Under the baton of OM’s assistant conductor Francis Kan, this spectacular Christmas concert will feature Saint-Saëns; Aquarium, from The Carnival of the Animals, Coleridge-Taylor’s Christmas Overture as well as Tchaikovsky’s excerpts from Nutcracker Suite. The duration is approximately 1 hour and the admission is free (no registration required).
The “Tap Seac Gallery Concert” is held on 11 December, at the Tap Seac Gallery, presenting Mendelssohn’s 4 Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81 and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op.11, allowing the audience to enjoy a pleasant afternoon. Admission to the concert will be made with free tickets.
When: Starry Vienna – New Year Concert – 8:00pm, Thursday, December 31, 2020
Christmas Concert – Christmas Delight – 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19, 2020
Tap Seac Gallery Concert – 6:30pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2020
How much: MOP $150–400 per person
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