Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

MOP 300, 250, 200

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Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Leticia Moreno, Violin
Anssi Karttunen, Cello


J. Sibelius: “At the Castle Gate”, “Melisande”, “Melisande at the Spinning Wheel”, Entr’acte and “The Death of Melisande” from Pelleas and Melisande
M. Lindberg: Violin Concerto
E. Salonen: Mania for Solo Cello and Ensemble
J. Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 in C major, op. 105

MCO: Official European Cultural Ambassador 2011-2013
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Musician of the Year 2006


Hailed as a true international musical ambassador, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) brings its artistic mastery and refined musicianship to the 29th Macao International Music Festival. Established with support from Claudio Abbado in 1997, the MCO has developed into one of the most artistically inspiring and successful ensembles on the international classical music scene. The ensemble has made 28 CD recordings and its members hail from 20 different countries. Significant artistic partnerships include the conductors Daniele Gatti, Teodor Currentzis and Daniel Harding, composer George Benjamin, and soloists Leif Ove Andsnes and Isabelle Faust.

Award-winning conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen, currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for the London Philharmonia Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, makes his long-awaited debut in Macao. Featuring the music of Jean Sibelius and Magnus Lindberg, the concert programme also includes one of Salonen’s very own compositions, the highly virtuosic and colourful Mania for cello solo and chamber orchestra, a piece that will have the audience on the edge of their seats! Don’t miss an exhilarating evening of Finnish music full of vitality, artistic integrity and youthful spark!


Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval

Festival Outreach Programme:
Pre-Show Talks
Arts Adminstration Talks - New Perspective in Music Education
Children’S Corner - Feel the Music Workshop