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Macao International Music Festival Outreach Programme

 

Enter the world of German and Italian opera*
Acclaimed Hong Kong performing arts critic Chow Fan Fu explains opera’s distinguishing characteristics and analyses in fine detail the operas included in this year’s Macao International Music Festival (MIMF) programme, namely Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Verdi’s Aida and Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, along with another vocal work, the Verdi Requiem.

Dates: August 16, 23 and 30 and September 6 (4 Friday sessions)
Time: 8pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Lobby of the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building (located on Tap Seac Square)
Language: Cantonese
Registration Method: Call 8399 6699
Registration Deadline: August 16

*Special Offer: Participants who attend at least 3 of the 4 sessions will receive a free ticket to the October 13, 3pm performance of Bastien und Bastienne.

 

Music and Architecture*
Professor Wang Wei Jie of the School of Architecture at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, delivers a talk on the relationship between the evolution of music and that of buildings, placing their development in a historical context.

Date: October 6 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm - 5pm 
Venue: Dom Pedro V Theatre Lobby
Language: Mandarin

 

 

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi* 
Distinguished Hong Kong critic Wong Kin Ting introduces the Verdi Requiem and its characteristics to enhance listeners’ appreciation.

Date: October 5 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm 
Venue: Pinto Livros (31, Largo do Senado, Veng Heng Bldg, 2/F B)
Language: Cantonese

 

Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Famed Hong Kong critic Dennis Wu outlines the characteristics of chamber music and describes the features and stylistic elements of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra’s repertoire to enhance listeners’ appreciation.

Date: October 9 (Wednesday)
Time: 7pm 
Venue: Pinto Livros
Language: Cantonese
 

Iberian Jazz All Stars*
Renowned Hong Kong music critic Fung Lai Chi explains the characteristics of jazz to enhance listeners’ appreciation of the Iberian Jazz All Stars concert.

Date: October 12 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Macao Museum Auditorium 
Language: Cantonese
 

Fado and Naamyam*
Eminent Hong Kong music critic Wong Kin Tin introduces Fado, as well as the distinctive features of Cantonese Naamyam narrative songs.

Date: October 24 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Mandarin’s House 
Language: Cantonese
 

Dresden Philharmonic*
Hong Kong music critic Dennis Wu expounds on the background and performance practices of the Dresden Philharmonic and its Conductor, and on the characteristics of selected musical works, to enhance listeners’ appreciation of the concert. 

Date: October 27 (Sunday)
Time: 7pm
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Conference Room 
Language: Cantonese

 

  

Jazz-it-up!
In these intensive workshops, members of the Iberian Jazz All Stars will coach local musicians on jazz performance techniques. The workshops include “Mini Jazz” initiation classes, targeted at children from 8 to 15 years of age, as well as classes for beginners and advanced players, suitable for both youths and adults. Members of the Iberian Jazz All Stars will select the most outstanding students to participate in a second-stage workshop and to join them on stage for a performance in the 27th Macao International Music Festival.

Target Audience: Jazz music aficionados who can play at least one musical instrument
Dates: August 8-28 (Mini Jazz), August 10-17 (Beginner), August 18-31 (Advanced I) and October 5-11 (Advanced II)
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)
Admission Requirements: An interview will be conducted for those interested in attending the beginner and advanced classes
Enrolment Period: 1-6 August (9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm, weekend included) at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building
Enquiries: 8399 6609 / 8399 6622
Application form available at: www.icm.gov.mo/fimm/27/en/festival

Note: More information on the classes, schedules, venues, interviews, fees and application process is available at
www.icm.gov.mo/fimm/27/en/festival

Introduction
Application Form

 

Violin Master Class with Kyung-wha Chung
World-renowned violinist Kyung-wha Chung shares her stage experience and advises students on performance techniques. Two selected participants will be asked to prepare a musical piece for special coaching.

Target Audience: violin students (participants must bring their own instruments)
Date: October 25 (Friday)
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: to be announced (selected candidates will be informed by telephone)
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)
Spaces: 30 (selected candidates will be informed by telephone)
Enrolment Period: 1-15 August
Enrolment Method: Submit an application form at the Cultural Affairs Bureau Building (9am - 1pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm, weekends included) or send them by email to fimm@icm.gov.mo
Enquiries: 8399 6699 / 8399 6617
Application form available at: www.icm.gov.mo/fimm/27/en/festival

 

 

Aida – Opera in 4 Acts by Giuseppe Verdi*
This tour allows the public to understand the connection between what takes place on and off stage and to experience the processes involved in this production.

Date: October 12 (Saturday) (All vacancies have been filled)
Time: 3pm - 4:00pm
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium 
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)

Date: October 12 (Saturday) (Extra tour)
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)

 

Miss Saigon – The Musical*
This tour allows the public to understand the connection between what takes place on and off stage and to experience the processes involved in this production.

Date: November 3 (Sunday)  (All vacancies have been filled)
Time: 11am - 12:00pm 
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium 
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)

Date: November 2 (Saturday) (Extra tour)
Time: 11am – 12:00pm 
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium 
Language: English (with Cantonese interpretation)

 

 

In an effort to further promote music among the local populace, the Macao International Music Festival (MIMF) is bringing music to the community, taking advantage of various spaces in the city with simple installations.

Music All Around
In association with the Macao Handbells Association, touching musical performances will be held in hospital lobbies.

Dates: September 1 and 8 (Sundays)
Time: to be announced
Venue: S. Januário and Macao Kiang Wu Hospitals

Flash Performances 
The MIMF has invited the Macao A Cappella Association to surprise residents and tourists with “flash performances” on weekends and bank holidays.

Dates: 28 and 29 September and 1, 2, 5 and 6 October 
Times: various times each day
Venues: several locations

* Spaces are available in limited numbers and reservations are recommended. For enquiries or reservations, please call 8399 6699 (during office hours).



Extra performance of “Miss Saigon – The Musical” More