The Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, launches the “Young Audience Programme” in the new Concert Season, specially dedicated to local full-time students aged 25 or below, aiming to foster young audience’s artistic appreciation abilities and broaden their cultural and artistic horizons by organizing diversified music education and outreach activities. In addition, OM will hold a “Music Experience Day” on 6 October, from 9:45am to 1pm, allowing students to explore a number of extraordinary activities in search of the boundless fun of the music world. Students aged between 12 and 25 years of age are welcome to participate. Admission is free.
The “Music Experience Day” offers a rich programme, including a guided tour led by OM’s Assistant Conductor, Francis Kan, to the open rehearsals of the 32nd Macao International Music Festival concert Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8 – Macao Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, backstage tours, and a music knowledge and etiquette workshop. Participants may also sign up to take part in the programme “OM Little Reporter” and experience the joy of being one of OM’s young friends. All participants will also receive a souvenir from the Orchestra.
Applications for the “Music Experience Day” are open until 28 September and may be submitted through OM’s WeChat account or through OM’s page on Facebook. Successful applicants will be notified personally. Admission to all activities is free. Seats are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. For enquiries, please contact OM through tel. no. 2853 0782 during office hours.