Macao Orchestra presents works by great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein

Date of publication: 12/02/2018
Type: Concert

The Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents the concert “Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary by Lio Kuokman and Macao Orchestra” on Saturday, 24 February, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein, the great virtuoso who has made a crucial contribution to the popularization and promotion of music.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, a versatile composer of the 20th century. To celebrate his centenary, numerous concerts will be held by great orchestras around the world. The concert held by OM will be conducted by Lio Kuokman, a young Macao conductor who has been emerging in the international music circles in recent years, who will perform various works by Bernstein, namely Overture to Candide, excerpts from the musical Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, excerpts from the Fancy Free Ballet and from Bernstein’s most celebrated musical, West Side Story. Lio will also perform and conduct Rhapsody in Blue, a large single-movement composition written for solo piano and jazz band by George Gershwin, an active musician in the pop music circles of the early 20th century. Featuring highly acclaimed works performed by a huge ensemble of over 80 musicians, the concert will bring classical music and jazz together, offering a true musical feast to music aficionados.

In conjunction with the theme of this concert season “Along with the musical joy”, the Orchestra specially organizes the sharing session “Music Hour with Lio Kuokman” on 23 February, at 7pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Conference Room. Admission is free and reservations are available through tel. no.2853 0782 during office hours.

Tickets for the concert “Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary by Lio Kuokman and Macao Orchestra” are priced at MOP250, MOP200 and MOP150, with various discount packages available. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. For details and enquiries about the programme, please visit OM’s webpage at