The Macao Orchestra (OM, from the Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, presented the “Starry Vienna – New Year Concert” on 31 December 2018, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, to welcome the New Year with music aficionados. Renowned conductor Arvo Volmer joined hands with outstanding Chinese soprano Hui He to bring the New Year concert in Viennese style. The concert featured festive decorations, photography activity and a cocktail reception in a joyful atmosphere.
OM’s “Starry Vienna – New Year Concert” has become one of the major musical events for local music aficionados to celebrate the New Year. This year, under the baton of conductor Arvo Volmer, outstanding Chinese soprano He Hui presented a number of Western and Chinese musical pieces, including Giuseppe Verdi’s Mercè, dilette amiche from I Vespri Siciliani, Giacomo Puccini’s Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” from Tosca, and Zheng Qiufeng’s How Beautiful My Home Town, among others. The concert drew a full house and music aficionados enjoyed the wonderful musical moments in the festive atmosphere.
In addition, OM will present the concert “Salute to Richard Strauss – Tianwa Yang and the Macao Orchestra” on 19 January 2019, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium. Under the baton of Principal Conductor Lu Jia, talented violinist Tianwa Yang, will cooperate with OM for the first time.
Tickets for the concert “Salute to Richard Strauss – Tianwa Yang and Macao Orchestra” are now available at the Macau Ticketing Network and are priced at MOP250, MOP200 and MOP150. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555; online ticketing: www.macauticket.com. For details and programme enquiries, please visit the OM’s webpage at www.icm.gov.mo/om.