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Amidst intense fervour and excitement, we welcome the Silver Jubilee of the 25th Macao International Music Festival!

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of this splendid cultural and artistic event, we have organised a fascinating programme on an unprecedented scale, dedicating ourselves to this year’s Festival with special enthusiasm and far-reaching vision. The silver curtain parts for the first time this Fall on an inspiring Broadway musical, followed by a host of superbly talented international groups and musicians, who travel to Macao to light up the Festival stage.

Unique performances at World Heritage sites, combining architecture and the culture of music, emanate the mystique of living history. After an entire month of listening pleasure, this feast for the ears draws to a close with a sober grand opera that will leave lingering traces of its poetic melodies in the hearts of aficionados.

Some 20 top-notch programmes in various genres will grace the Festival’s stages with brio and élan. Music lovers will witness the enthralling charm of world-class orchestras, glimpse the refinement and delicacy of classical chamber music, relish the golden voices of a brass band and savour enchanting performances by first-class international soloists and accomplished singers.

On this Lotus Island replete with World Heritage sites, we treasure our inherited traditions. In this spirit, the Festival has specially invited an inheritor of China’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage to perform the timeless music of the guqin – an ancient classical instrument that flourished in times of prosperity – in a World Heritage site. There could be no more appropriate way to celebrate history and commemorate this Silver Jubilee.

Whilst catering for the most demanding musical tastes, the Macao International Music Festival also attends to the needs of the general public. This year, the renowned Hac Sa Beach tourist spot serves as a performing venue for the first time, hosting a rock’n’roll double-bill performed against the backdrop of blue sky and vast ocean. Macao’s young adults can tap into the pulse and energy of life in the freedom of an outdoor setting, contributing their joy as well to this Silver Jubilee Festival.

To share the abundance in our Silver Jubilee’s feast for the senses with those less fortunate, the Festival will join hands, for the first time, with the international non-profit medical and educational organisation ORBIS, donating the full proceeds of one concert to their work on the prevention and treatment of blindness. This charitable note within the enchanting sound of music endows the 25th Macao International Music Festival with a deeper layer.

I, along with all my team members, sincerely hope that music lovers from all over the world may share in the aesthetic experience that is the Macao International Music Festival, together expanding our horizons and opening our hearts to be closer to Macao, to music and to a better world!

Ung Vai Meng
President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Goverment