The Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presents the concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” on Saturday, 30 June, at 8pm, at the Venetian Theatre, and the family concert “Jason’s A to Z of Classical Music” on Saturday, 7 July, at 3pm, at the Macao Tower Auditorium. Tickets will be available from Sunday, 15 April, and an early bird 40% discount will be available between 15 and 28 April, subject to certain criteria.
In 2016, the Macao Orchestra held a symphonic concert dedicated to video games, very well received by aficionados of these games. This year, under the baton of the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Gethin, OM will present award-winning video games symphonic pieces popular worldwide, including Final Fantasy, Dragon Age, Metal Gear Solid IV, God of War, Journey and Shadow of the Colossus, among others, taking fans of video games on a “heroic journey”. In this performance, images from the games will be synchronously projected on screen under customized lighting effects, driving the audience to experience unforgettable and exciting moments from the video games, thereby offering an incredible visual and aural experience. The concert venue is supported by The Venetian Macao.
In the concert “Jason’s A to Z of Classical Music”, acclaimed conductor of the new generation Jason Lai will lead the Orchestra and introduce classical music from A to Z, explaining why the orchestra musicians perform the sound check A at the beginning of a concert, the role of note B in music, and the importance of the C, among others, encouraging the children to understand classical music from a different perspective. Young conductor Jason Lai was an Associate Conductor and Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta and is currently serving as the Associate Conductor of Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra of the National University of Singapore. He has always been committed to the promotion of classical music and has extensive experience in conducting children’s concerts. With his friendly manner and excellent eloquence, he has earned the acclaim of numerous children from different regions. The concert will be presented in English, and is intended for children from the age of three.
Tickets for both concerts “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” and “Jason’s A to Z of Classical Music” will be available from 15 April at the Macao Ticketing Network, with an early bird discount of 40% for purchases between 15 and 28 April, subject to certain criteria. Tickets for the concert “Heroes: A Video Game Symphony” are priced at MOP300 (A Reserve), MOP200 (B Reserve) and MOP100 (C Reserve), and are also on sale through the Cotai Ticketing box offices. Tickets for the concert “Jason’s A to Z of Classical Music” are priced at MOP120. For details and enquiries about the programme, please contact OM through tel. no. 2853 0782 during office hours or visit OM’s webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/om.